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20 inspirational industrial designers to follow on Behance

From touch-sensitive gloves to underwater waste drones, we reveal the best industrial design portfolios on Behance, the 'showcase and discover' creative network for designers.

Behance is a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top industrial designers. But, with so many of them to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start.

So to make things easy for you, we've done the hard work and picked 20 of the top industrial designers' portfolios that are definitely worth taking a look at.

These designers are busy reinventing the design of products such as furniture, gadgets, cars - even toilets - in the most amazing ways. So take a glimpse into the future of design, as we reveal the industrial designers you should be following...

01. Alberto Vasquez

Vasquez's bamboo-made lighting system is powered by constant prevailing coastal winds and built to be almost completely biodegradable

Hungarian industrial designer Alberto Vasquez has an awesome online portfolio, full of gorgeous designs such as this eco-friendly lighting system. Vasquez says his approach to design is "influenced by the Amazon Indians' way of thinking, always looking for an organic balance in designs both by form and functionality as well."

02. Elie Ahovi

Elie Ahovi designed this marine drone in order to address the problem of plastic waste in the sea

The portfolio of designer Elie Ahovi features some seriously cool projects, like this marine drone, developed to address the problem of plastic waste in the sea. Throughout Ahovi's design process, he "tries to apply an industrial design method based on users in order to have powerful tools to answer the different challenges".

03. Dinard da Mata

Da Mata's MP3 player design incorporates a strap design with touchscreen functionality

How cool is this concept for a new MP3 player by Brazilian designer Dinard da Mata? Specialising in branding, interactive and industrial design, Da Mata combines these disciplines to come up with lots of weird, wonderful and futuristic ideas, resulting in a great portfolio. If you like things that are a little bit different or ahead of the times, then you should definitely follow this guy. 

04. Zoran Sunjic

Sunjic's project 'Blind' is rgb led handrails that guide the way both visually and physically

Specialising in minimalistic industrial, interior and product design, the portfolio of Zoran Sunjic is definitely worth a look. The Croatian designer favours a simple yet effective approach to his projects, resulting in a gallery of gorgeous images of his products. A stand out example is this LED handrail, designed to guide you through dark spaces both visually and physically.

05. Matthew Pauk

We're loving this design, which is a sofa, coffee table and ottoman all in one piece of furniture

Matthew Pauk has a very impressive online portfolio, which features designs in many areas, including furniture, footwear, packaging and print. But our favourite has got to be this cool 'Slot' furniture piece, which blends together a sofa, coffee table, and ottoman. Saying that, Pauk's cool Tripot teapot design came in a very close second. 

06. Pedro Gomes

The future of sound headset systems? Cool concept by designer Pedro Gomes

Designer and creative thinker Pedro Gomes specialises in innovative product design and has worked for worldwide brands, including HTC, Huawei, LG. This On Time sound headset system works as a headset or clock-bracelet and was a winning design at the Designboom and Plantronics competition in 2008. His portfolio is full of incredibly cool designs and concepts.

07. Guercy Eugene

Eugene created this design to reduce the impact on dancers feet during pointe work training

Unbelievably, Guercy Eugene is currently still a student at the College for Creative Studies majoring in Industrial Design. While his portfolio is not the most extensive we've seen, this is a perfect example of quality over quantity. With a special interest in footwear design, Eugene uses function to drive his design in all of his creations. 

08. Sonny Lim

Sonny Lim worked on BMW i8 production version speculations based on the test-mule and i8 Spyder concept

Sonny Lim is an ultra-talented industrial designer who has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. His amazing portfolio is full of concepts he's created for companies including Philips, BMW, Sony Ericsson and HP. As a footwear designer at Adidas for six years, Lim also worked on this Predator Pulse Dragon football boot - part of the 2005 David Beckham-range.  

09. Donn Koh

Koh's Leapfrog Assisted Walker design was honored with the 2007 Braunprize Grand Winner Award, 2008 IF Concept Award and 2007 Red Dot Concept Award

If it's awesome, innovative products you're after then you should definitely check out the portfolio of Donn Koh. Filled with cool gadgets and concepts, Koh has received awards for many of his designs, including this awesome Leapfrog Assisted Walker, which helps with the rehabilitative needs of kids with cerebral palsy. 

10. Enrico Zanolla

This 'Screw' design is part of series of wood veneer lamps developed by Zanolla

Enrico Zanolla applies science and art in this beautiful wood veneer lamp concept. The Italian industrial and interior designer has an extensive portfolio, overflowing with inspiring images. With a particular interest in lamp design, Zanolla has many examples here, but the series featured above is our clear favourite. 

11. Fanson Meng

Fanson Meng's Bamboo Cel chair creates a visual effect that mimics that of bamboo as seen under a microscope

It's clear to see that the natural world has a big influence in the designs of Fanson Meng. This cool Bamboo Cell creation combines traditional and modern materials to create a strong visual effect that mimics the cells of bamboo as seen under a microscope. Meng's portfolio is full of such out-of-the-ordinary, cool concepts. 

12. Mika Bektor

Bektor created this 'Cykla' commuter bike that can transform from a cruiser to a road bike

Swedish-born industrial designer Mika Bektor graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2010 as a Scholar All American with a BFA in Industrial Design. His extensive portfolio includes inspirational concepts and creations in everything from iPhone and tablet cases to bikes and cheese slices. 

13. Ivan Colominas 

Ivan Colominas and Marco Fossati collaborated to come up with this stylish desk and floor fan

Ivan Colominas is a multi-disciplinary designer from Barcelona who specialises in industrial and product design. His online portfolio features gardening, sailing boat, shoe and bag designs, as well as this cool desk and floor fan, which he developed with Marco Fossati.

14. Vladimir Tomilov

We're loving these floor lamps, reminiscent of the War of the Worlds tripods

These awesome black and green 'Octopussy' lights feature on the brilliant portfolio of designer Vladimir Tomilov. With a focus on furniture and interior design, Tomilov has won awards for many of his cool designs. If you like bold, bright colours and unusual concepts then you should definitely check this guy out. 

15. Sang Hyun Jeong

Sang Hyun Yeong was lead designer on this Iriver P100 portable multi-media player

Sang Hyun Jeong is industrial designer of commercial product design and concept development, currently working at Philips Electronics in Hong Kong. Hyun Jeong previously worked at award-winning digital device company Iriver for three years. During that time, he designed numerous products, many of which can be seen in his portfolio. 

16. Mateusz Chmura

Guys could go to the toilet in style with this concept from Mateusz Chmura

Polish designer Mateusz Chmura has certainly created some unique projects, including the above titled The Drop - an unusual, yet stylish urinal. Chmura's portfolio is full of inspiring ideas and while he tends to focus on industrial design, he's also a very talented illustrator.

17. Matthew Emeott

Matthew Emeott worked on the design and development of this Diesel Timeframe watch line

Industrial design consultant Matthew Emeott has over 13 years' experience in watch and fashion accessories. Now owner of Futureproof llc, Emeott was previously lead designer for Timex and Fossil, during which time he worked with clients including Armani & DKNY. Check out the selection of inspiring images of watch design in his portfolio, including this cool Diesel Timeframe line.

18. Owen Read

Owen Read's nesting cups are uniquely shaped in order to maximise cupboard space

We really like the simple yet effective designs in the portfolio of Owen Read. Having recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in industrial design, Read's concepts are all about making everyday life easier. These nesting cups are a perfect example, the set of cups tesselate together to maximise the amount of used cupboard space while still being pleasing to the hand and eye.

19. Daniel Kamp

These are touch sensitive gloves, and feedback system, for prosthetic arms, allowing users to 'feel', ridding the disabling practical and emotional issues caused by lack of sensitivity.

The portfolio of industrial designer Daniel Kamp may not have a huge number of projects in it, but we reckon this young man is one to keep an eye on. Kamp graduated in 2011 and has already have won multiple awards for his brilliant designs. Our favourite of his has to be these intelligent gloves for prosthetic arms - a fantastic example of what combining art and science can achieve. 

20. Maxim Maximov

Wood and metal. A beautiful combination.

The portfolio of designer Maxim Maximov focuses mainly on furniture and interior design and has some gorgeous examples of both. Maximov described this simple, stylish lamp as a story of friendship between materials, wood and metal. A minimalist, organic approach runs throughout his projects, all of which are worth a look. 

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