10 great products of 2009
Books, toys, a dollhouse, a portable computer and a pair of shoes – here’s an unordered and mixed up list of great design-driven (or driving) products of 2009.
I wanted to write this post since quite some time now but successfully procrastinated. I finally assembled some of the products that excited me the most this year – in no particular order. Enjoy!
Airport by Muji
Doesn’t need much explanation. The perfect gift for kids and wannabes. Comes in a fabric bag.
MUJI + LEGO Kit
Two great design-driven companies created a dozen of fantastic product mashups. Seems so obvious, but would you have thought about it before you actualy saw it? I hope our dear office mate Henning will bring some from his current trip to Tokyo …
“Cyril” by Pointer Footwear
I immediately fell in love when I saw these shoes and after wearing them for quite some time now, I can say they not only look great, but are also very comfortable and robust. They’re also available in several other colour combinations.
The litl webbook
The newly released litl webbook is keeping me excited and interested since I first saw it. Very nice product design, Identity and User Interface by Pentagram. To me, it’s the most innovative and convincing “netbook” concept I have seen so far, even sporting its own operating system and a refreshingly simple and elegant new paradigm for experiencing the Internet. I hope it will be available in Germany sometime.
Vitsoe Starter Collection
I’m in love with the 606 Universal Shelving System designed by Dieter Rams since a very longtime (my parents have them since the 60s). Vitsoe released different compact “Starter Collections” this year that are totally worth checking out.
Iphone and Itouch paper stand
The first and the best free iPhone and iPod Touch stand. Start tinkering now!
The Green Dollhouse
I stumbled across this product when I was researching dollhouses for my daugther’s 3rd birthday. An inherent idea of this product is to teach strategies around saving the environment to your kids very early on and in a playful way.
“IdeaPaint turns virtually anything you can paint into a dry-erase surface and any room into a hub of creativity and collaboration. Where do you want to use it?”. Enough said.