Photos: Award-winning, innovative product design of 2009

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Contact lense sunglasses - Award-winning product design of 2009

Source:  Jin-young Yoon, Jun-kyo Lee and Young-ho Lee of Korea Design Membership, South Korea

Contact lense sunglasses - Award-winning product design of 2009

Sunglasses and contact sports don't make happy bedfellows. Jin-young Yoon, Jun-kyo Lee and Young-ho Lee of the Korea Design Membership, South Korea, have an answer – contact lenses that act as sunglasses.

The lenses are available in four different shades for different weather conditions and activities.

 

The 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition winners have just been announced. Co-sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the awards are "dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and economy", says the IDSA.

Here are some of New Scientist's favourites from this year's awards, including a cookbook you can taste, shoes made from trash, and a genius cheese grater

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