Commercial & Industrial Products

Coca-Cola Refresh Recycling Bin

This provides a new twist on the traditional recycling container. Made entirely from post-consumer recycled PET soda and water bottles, the bin encourages people to recycle at the same time as it showcases the design potential of recycled plastic. It ships flat for maximum transport and deployment efficiency.

Contact:Melissa Guthrie: Credit: Yves Béhar, IDSA, Josh Morenstein and Nick Cronan of fuseproject Client:

Breath Counter

The Breath Counter, which

 was designed for the Fighting Pneumonia project (a philanthropic project undertaken to better detect pneumonia in children living in developing countries), is a simple yet advanced respiration monitoring device for accurately and reliably detecting and classifying pneumonia cases. This easy-to-use solar-powered device allows healthcare workers to sample a child's breath and classify pneumonia in just 60 seconds.

Contact: Annemieke Strous: Credit: Stefano Marzano, I/IDSA and Design Team of Philips Design (Netherlands/USA) Client

ThermaShade™ Sunshade System

ThermaShade™ is a sunshade system that offers 111 pre-engineered design configurations. This versatility enables architects to match the shade to a building's aesthetics without the need for costly, custom-engineered solutions. Its installation-friendly features reduce installation time and cost. ThermaShade is also the recipient of Cradle-to-Cradle certification for its environmentally sensitive properties.

Contact:Richard Braunstein, IDSA: Credit: Richard Braunstein, IDSA, Don Pangburn and David Oliver of YKK AP America, Inc. Client:

Motorola APX™ 7000 Portable Radio

The APX two-way multiband radio was designed specifically for mission-critical users to provide interoperability on demand. It features a rugged design that users can work intuitively in any environment. The double-sided functionality optimizes audio and data zones to maximize ease-of-use and reduce background noise without compromising audio quality or keypad/display size.

Contact: Maya Komadina: Credit: Motorola Design Integration Team Client:

TegeraPro Vibration Control

Vibrations from industrial work can cause serious and permanent hand injuries, which are costly for individuals and companies. The TegeraPro Vibration Control gloves use a foam material specially designed to insulate the hands. The graphic elements on the gloves communicate the functionality before a wearer even tries them.

--Stephen Melamed, IDSA, principal, Tres Design Group

Contact:Anna Romboli: Credit: Marcus Gabrielsson, Hans Nyström, Olle Bobjer, Maria Benktzon, Henrik Olsson and Peter Ejvinsson of Ergonomidesign AB (Sweden) Client: Lena Prytz of Ejendals AB (Sweden)

LiftPod® by JLG

The LiftPod® is a personal, portable aerial work platform designed as an alternative to ladders. Powered by any standard 18-volt cordless drill or an optional power pack, the LiftPod gives users a 360-degree range of motion at a working height of up to 14 feet. It can be assembled by one person in less than 30 seconds, and because of its light weight, it can be moved around a job site by a single person.

"I appreciated the thought that went into the LiftPod. The fact that it can be assembled and moved by one person and is well priced offers users the safety of a product that ordinarily might be out of reach for them."

--Joyce Bromberg, director, research, Steelcase Inc. WorkSpace Futures

Contact: Jeff Ford: Credit: Geoff Campbell and Jason Watson of JLG Industries, Inc. (Australia); and Dr. Hugh Stark, Frank Fornasari, Sandy McNeil, Mark Armstrong and Oliver Kratzer Client:

Better Place Charge Spot

This dual-outlet compact charging station for electric vehicles connects to the electrical grid, providing a much-needed infrastructure for these alternative-fuel vehicles. In addition, the compact connector makes for an approachable experience for all users.

"The Better Place Charge Spot was a clean, simple and good looking solution to what I hope will be the beginning of a long line of earth-friendly charging solutions."

--Joyce Bromberg, director, research, Steelcase Inc. WorkSpace Futures

Contact: Gadi Amit, IDSA: Credit: Gadi Amit, IDSA, Mike Massucco, Chad Harber, Justin Porcano and Barbara Stettler of NewDealDesign and Nekuda DM Ltd. Client: Better Place Inc.

Belkin Conserve Surge with Timer

The Conserve Surge with Timer is an 8-outlet surge suppressor, the only power saving surge protector designed specifically for the workplace. Use is simple to limit mistakes and maximize savings: a desktop switch controls six of the outlets. A timer turns them off after the workday if the user forgets. Two outlets remain always on. The Conserve Surge with Timer helps businesses save energy by reducing standby power consumption at every workstation. Savings are multiplied by the number of surges deployed. The surge is designed to be easily deployed: minimal packaging opens quickly and folds flat for recycling.

Contact: Mitchell Suckle:

Credit: Michael Wick, Thorben Neu, Yuji Ikeda, IDSA, John Wadsworth, Aaron Sevier and Jeffrey Garb of Belkin

M2 Monitor Arm

The M2 Monitor Arm is a revolutionary computer support solution for mounting a flat-panel monitor to a work surface to allow dynamic and customized monitor positioning for every user.   Current-generation monitor arms rely on a bulky, failure-prone, gas cylinder to support the weight of the monitor. The M2 replaces the gas cylinder with an innovative mechanical spring that achieves the same level of strength, stability and range of motion, but with less material and less bulk, resulting in a lightweight, ultra-thin profile never before seen from a fully articulating dynamic monitor arm.

Contact: Silvia Ivanova:

Credit: Lachezar Tsvetanov and Brad Augustine of Humanscale Design Studio

T-Tech LED Dimmable Light Bulb/Nature

The design of the NATURE bulb delivers a clean and new impression. It is equipped with innovative T-Tech technology, which uses no adapter but a dimmable light source to fulfill the high demand of interior lamps and ambient light. The patented heat dissipating device in the center sustains stability and functionality without the danger of its being touched. NATURE applies 360-degree lighting direction for either a stand alone light source or an interior lamp.

Contact: Jane Wu:

Credit: Hsu Wei Shen and Corina Zuberbuehler of Process Taiwan (Taiwan)