In honor of the recent publication of Red Dot's annual compendium of contemporary design, here are a few more off-the-radar picks from the most recent crop of designers that have the Red Dot seal of approval. Order your own copy from Red Dot for €78.
For parties on the go or promotional needs, Justincase is a portable bar system that can accomodate all the needed functions, such as sinks and drainage, beer taps, and racks, with a set-up time of about three minutes. Customized to individual needs, the mobile bars start at €2,500.
Capitalizing on the space-maximizing attributes of curved lines, the CleverKitchen (below, left) packs all the characteristics of a traditional kitchen into about eight square feet by way of 180-degree revolving design.
The unique two-piece design of the Gaucho (below, right) makes the handmade seat as transportable and stylish as it is ergonomic. Starting at €450, contact Rebmann for more information.
Designed to complement Spyker cars, the limited edition Aeroblade features a titanium frame, a Rohloff gear system that minimizes maintainance, and €12,500 pricetag. To get your hands on one of the 50 made, find a Koga dealer.
Click & Blink
Updating the awkward scissor-like design that's been in use for decades, the Click & Blink is a pocket-friendly solution for those who want to curl on-the-go.