The Osca Task Chair is the result of a study into how a seat could be designed to encourage active movement during a static task, such as desk work, versus current market designs that do little for the dynamic nature of the human body. A rocking base encourages movement and balance while contoured cushions embrace the form of the body for enhanced ergonomics. The final product is not only functionally healthy, but aesthetically distinct from the classic, banal office chair.
Designer: Jessica Cassar
So how about this, a chopping board that features strategic slits. Why? So that you can use the same board as an impromptu colander and rinse out the veggies without any fuss! Very helpful and a easy to store, this simplistic board is made with polypropylene, which is flexible and skid-proof.
Designers: Weng Hao-Gin & Ke Shiang-Yin
Love the simplicity of this door, which provides an emergency shelter during an earthquake. It collapses from the center to form a reinforced tent, under which you can huddle till the shockwaves subside. This door can be any door in the house and office. And if for a moment we keep aesthetics aside, just imagine how many people it can end up benefitting. Love it!
Designer: Sung Young Um
I am still coming to grips with cloud computing and storing all my data online, however this seems to be the direction the tech-world is taking and so gadgets must follow suit. We have here the Spider Computer, a portable device that relies on a projected screen and laser keyboard to offer you a ready computer on the go. It relies totally on the “cloud” factor and even doubles up as awkward phone.
Designer: Nikolaus Frank
The RSON8 is a touchscreen controller for aspiring DJ’s, talent required, although it does make mixing music a lot easier for noobs. The device has grooves where digital buttons appear allowing one to augment track(s) and levels. The screen also uses next generation tactile feedback substrates so you can literally feel the sliders. And if you’re still scratching your head as to how to pronounce it, try “resonate”. Hit the jump for a video.
Designer: Vibhas Jain
The aluminum hull Cristiana yacht may be one of Hyun-Seok Kim’s smaller designs but it packs all the creature comforts of a full size super-yacht into just 13 meters. The exterior features extra wide decks situated higher than average for better looks and to maximize interior space. Inside, the normal location of the master bedroom (at the stern) and living room (at the bow).are switched to take advantage of the extra space for entertaining.
Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim
Tack pins are tack-pins: enlarged pinhead and a sharp steel protrusion that holds stuff in order. So why is there a big fuss about this design? Simple, many a nails have been chipped and sacrificed in a bid to remove them from the drawing board; mine included! Easy to Press is a redesign where the drawing pinhead makes it easy to pull out the darn thing. Saves you chipped nails and a whole lot of frustration!
Designer: Junwon Yang
To be a hundred percent safe that you don’t pick up the bad bacteria from the effects of flushing in the loo, many doctors recommend sterilizing toothbrushes on a regular basis. Fitting the bill is the In & Out Toothbrush, a brush that is easy to travel with and use. The mechanism recharges via a USB port and has a protective cap with display. Although not specified, I’m hoping the brush is not a plain manual one; the added attraction of a powered brush will be too hard to resist.
Steven Djurovic’s handcrafted D Chair achieves its modern, elegant form with the use of just two primary parts- one supportive dual leg component and one S-shaped seat that extends from the bottom seamlessly to form the third leg. Each piece of the stool can be customized in finish and texture to make unique combinations that fit a number of styles and tastes.
Designer: Stevan Djurovic
The modular Born Bottle was designed to be useable by everyone in the family, babies and adults alike. To fulfill a variety of functions, the set includes a nippled top for babies, sippy-cup top for toddlers, a standard closable bottle top, and a unique primary reservoir that can divide into two separate smaller 9oz containers that can be used as mugs for coffee or tea. Whether you mix-n-match the colored sets or just have one for all your needs, it’s sure to be the last bottle you’ll ever need!
Designer: Michael Lovett
Due to the overwhelming number of entries and many requests for extension, we are extending the deadline for the Electrolux Design Lab Logo Competition by two whole days!
The new deadline is 11th March 2012, 11:59 pm PST.
Rev up your creative juices during this weekend-break and send in your entries asap!
By modulating all the fittings and fixtures of a bathroom on just one wall, the Fluid Wall creates an ambience of asymmetrical and organic surfaces. The idea is to highlight the features to just one place and create a focal point. As Jay explains, “Each panel has identical hidden mounting points for easy installation on an integrated mounting system. Panels may be arranged in any configuration. The room may include as few or as many panels as desired.” Very minimal and basic, and just apt for those facing space crunch!
Designer: Jay M. Stevens