More Than a Cyber Café

More Than a Cyber Café

I’m embarrassed to admit it but I was one of the first people to criticize the concept of cyber cafés and even bet they wouldn’t last. To cut the story short, I had to swallow my words and I’m here to make amends. What we have here is the Biz Café – a concept targeted towards the jet-set workaholics who need gadget ready environments even while relaxing with a cup of coffee.

0 Designers: Youri Hong, Moonhwan Park & Hyoshin Kim

Pulse

Pulse

The beginning stages of wearing a hearing aid can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Pulse is an auditory system aimed at improving this transition by providing interactive activities such as memory games and recording challenges that the entire family can engage in. Pulse uses audio induction loop technology with colorful aid receivers and conical transmitters. Replica aids for non hearing aid wearers offer audible as well as visual positive reinforcement for children who not only hear but see the benefit of wearing the hearing aid.

0 Designer: Simon Smith

Moon Table Isn't Just for Looks

Moon Table Isn’t Just for Looks

The dining table is the hub of family life. The Moon table, inspired by Moon Type (an alternative to braille), was designed to encourage those who are blind or partially sighted to develop workable systems at the dinner table. Aluminum inlays map the essential paths, intersections, and spheres of use at a dining table. The integration of color and material contrast, edge tracking for navigation, and aluminum feet provide feedback when approached with a cane, make Moon 100% compliant with standard way-finding methods.

0 Designers: Various

Bright Humidity

Bright Humidity

The Host Lamp is designed to accommodate a fully integrated passenger appliance, a small humidifier. The principle of the host lamp is very simple – wasted heat energy emitted by the lightbulb is captured and converted to electricity by TGMs(thermo-electric modules) and used to power the humidifier.

0 Designer: Minsung Bae

Sit & Be Enlightened

Sit & Be Enlightened

The Satvic Lounge Series is an expression of pure equilibrium between mind & body, universe & self. Individual materials for each model carry a deep representation of the relationship between the user & their environment, e.g., the raw wood base met with the polycarbonate  seat represent the earth as being the only place a pure soul can be aware of it’s existence. I told you it was deep! The question to ask is not which one you like, but, which one you need.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

Gulfstream G550

Gulfstream G550

The ultra-long range Gulfstream G550 gets a seamless interior makeover to enhance the in-flight experience for both passenger and pilot. The leather clad cockpit features ergonomic manual controls and seating as well as the latest in light avionic technology. Passenger areas are spacious and bright, complemented by Gulfstream’s signature oval windows. iPad integration allow users to control all aspects of the cabin including climate, entertainment, and even lighting. I’ll take 2.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

Naut Your Average Yacht

Naut Your Average Yacht

Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids (kidding!). But seriously, the Bairim luxury-yacht by designer Timon Sager is enough to make you want to leave it all behind and hit the high seas. It’s no-resistance design is hydrodynamically optimized for cutting through rough waters. Below deck, the polished interior is enhanced by advanced comfort features and water-level floor-to-ceiling windows on the port and starboard sides. Gotta love the classic wooden deck that opens to the interior and that center stairway leading to the water.

0 Designer: Timon Sager

A Loom of Light

A Loom of Light

Loom is a collection of organic textile pendant lamps utilizing a new 3d woven polyester material designed by Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Zero. Originally used as a source of comfort in the bedding industry the 3d textile has never before been used in the lighting industry. The textile can be stretched around complex forms and diffuses the light through its dense network of warp woven polyester fibers. The textile is offset and contrasted with a brightly lit polymer lens at the heart of each pendant.

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert for Zero

Fussy Yet Minimalistic

Fussy Yet Minimalistic

It’s easy to dismiss a simple table when there’s a superfluous design element, but I like the architectural form of this Side Table. The randomly placed rails also constitute the legs. There’s a fluidity in the design, emphasized by the softly curved wood surfaces. What appears to by unnecessarily complex makes total sense.

0 Designers: Stefan Jäger & David Laudert

Made to Order

Made to Order

Stillwater Dwellings really wants your neighbors to like you. That’s why they’ve mastered the process of customization, manufacturing, and construction of a home in as little as 3 months; all without making a scratch on the environment or the community where it is being built. Affordability and eco-friendliness met with top-grade materials and finishes offer a lifestyle experience without sacrificing quality.

0 Designer: Stillwater Dwellings

Write on a Table

Write on a Table

The Writable is a fun and interactive look at how we can spark up the conversation around the coffee table. Three flip panels at the centre house chalkboards on the underside with a chalk discreetly held in place. I love the way it changes the outlook of a simple structure to something more eloquent. Definitely a conversation starter!

0 Designer: Tianyu Xiao

Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator

Slide ‘n’ Touch is a programmable multi-touch remote control that syncs with your TV. The smooth-as-silk touchpad is easy to use and the sleek body is crafted from stainless steel and aluminum. Besides its user-friendly size, I totally dig the slim, chic minimal design. I’d pick the gold bezel one for me, what about you?

0 Designer: Mike Flache

The Deceptive Stool

The Deceptive Stool

The Harun is a stool that’s not meant for your butt! Meaning its an air purifier plus humidifier that camouflages itself like furniture. Its features include a 4-liter water tank, four humidifying filters, six-step filter process and the ability to filter out odor, fine dust, yellow dust, viruses, allergies, and VOCs. Essentially its one of those equipments meant for large rooms and you don’t want to spoil their looks with obvious looking purifiers. The neat, sophisticated option!

0 Designers: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team