The Graduate School of Creative Design Engineering (CDE) at UNIST has once again been recognized for design excellence, worldwide. They announced that three of their design concepts have been selected as the winners of the iF Design Award 2019.
For over 66 years, the iF Design Awards have been held by the world’s oldest independent design organization, iF International Forum Design GmbH. These awards have become established as one of the most important design prize ceremonies in the world. The competition this year has been especially fierce with about 6,400 entries submitted from 52 different countries. Among many other outstanding design works, the ‘IMON’ by Professor Chajoong Kim’s team, ‘stool.D’ by Professor Young-Woo Park’s team, and ‘$100 Library’ by Professor KwanMyung Kim’s team have been selected as the winners of this year’s iF Design Awards.
The ‘IMON‘ proposed by Professor Chajoong Kim’s design team in collaboration with Design Busan Co., Ltd. is a pushchair-type IV fluid holder design concept, specifically aimed at children. Their aim in carrying out this project was to design a hight adjustable IV stand for both adults and children with different heights and body types. Their new IV holders are eqipped with compact desks for the purpose of reading books and playing boardgames. They focused on eliminating the fear of injections and needle phobia among children, thus reducing anxiety and negative emotions in hospitalized children. Besides, this has been carried out as part of the Design Innovation Project, supported by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) for the last two years and will soon be commercialized.
stool.D is the combination of technology with art and design to create a futuristic bike-inspired furniture that is both stylish and functional. Designed to revolutionize the way people exercise, this breakthrough comes from a recent project by Professor Young-Woo Park and his design team at UNIST.
Besides, it has been invited to the 2018 Dubai Design Week 2018, held in Dubai from November 12 to 17, 2018. At that time, it was selected for the “150 Design Inventions that Show Our Future”, but it was eleven by audience vote. This work has been by Park Sang-jin, Jo Eun-jun and Prof. Park Young-woo of the Graduate School of Design-Engineering Convergence. (Related News: Futuristic Bike-Inspired Furniture Displayed at Dubai Design Week 2018)
The $100 Library proposed by Professor KwanMyung Kim and his design team at UNIST is a cheap and easy-to-assemble library concept, specifically designed for underdeveloped countries with the lack of schooling and poor education. All parts needed to assemble one library is packaged in a box and delivered to possibly anywhere throughout the world. Because of these features, any two persons can build this library in two hours at the price of $100. Besides, their design concept has been awarded prestigious Gold in the Fall 2018 Spark Awards. (Related News: Ground-breaking Designs for People with Disabilities Win 2018 Spark Design Award)
Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is recognized around the world, as one of the most prestigious awards for innovative industrial product design excellence. Products are evaluated based on a wide range of criteria, including factors such as practicability, workmanship, consideration of environmental standards, degree of elaboration and innovation, functionality, usability, safety, aesthetics, and universal design. This year’s winners were judged by a 67-member jury comprised of internationally active design experts from around the world.
Information on the winners of the iF Design Award 2019, including IMON, stool.D, and $100 library, can be found on the ‘Design Excellence’ page of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE. Click HERE to explore all iF Design Award winners.
– Designers: Kwangmin Cho, Sanghyun Ma, Hayeon Choi, Soyoung Kim, Sojeong Kim, Professor Chajoong Kim, and Design Busan Co., Ltd.
– Significance Remarks: Selected for Design Innovation Project, supported by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)
– Designers: Sangjin Park, Eunjun Jo, Kyung Jin Kim, and Professor Young-Woo Park
– Significance Remarks: Exhibited at the 2018 Dubai Design Week & Shortlisted to the Final 11 Candidates of the Progress Prize at the 2018 Global Grad Show
– Project Details: http://ipd.unist.ac.kr/works/design-concepts/stoold/
– Designers: Yedam Ryu, Malika Gabbas, Haebin Lee, Professor KwanMyung Kim
– Significant Remarks: Spark Design Award Fall Concept 2018 Gold Prize