The Finalists for the 2009 INDEX: Award will be announced on the 28th of August together with the People's Choice Award, a Facebook and INDEX: partnership, where anyone can vote for their favorite design to improve life.
Currently there is an outdoor exhibition at Kongens Nytorv of the 69 design finalists. After its debut, it tours both to other parts of Denmark and to many cities around the world. A schedule of the INDEX:Award 2009 Exhibition tour will be available as domestic and international bookings are finalized.
Tesla Motors has released images of the updated Model S EV sedan with a more refined front end and it even has retractable door handles to reduce wind drag. The car seats five adults plus has two unique fold down rear facing seats for children similar to the old style station wagon folding seats. Via psfk.
The EniCycle is similar in some respects to the Segway, leaning forward makes you go faster, and leaning back slows you down. To turn left or right simply apply pressure on the footrests. The difference is the fact that it only has one wheel, but seemingly it is much easier to learn to ride than a regular unicycle. Via Tino Chow.
Via DesignBoom, a new take on the humble coat hanger, Alain Berteau has designed 'Pick Up Wood' which is "sold by sets of 8, these hanger hooks require you take a walk in a natural environment to complete the object with some fallen branches."
Ben Huggins' Little Star is made up of four geometrical components, designed to slot together with no screws or fixings to form a solid and striking occasional table. The table flat packs neatly in to its own pizza-style box. Three tables can be cut from one 1200mm x 2400mm sheet of 15mm ply by CNC router. Via Yanko Design.
Nokia is looking for a senior design manager in their Original Accessories department better known as Nokia Gear Design Team. "This work will involve leading future concepting projects, managing intense product development programs, coaching and leading creative individuals and fostering an excellent team spirit."