ATV Awesomeness

ATV Awesomeness

We usually consider ATV’s to be testosterone-fueled tuff stuff, and this quad is no exception, but you might find its aesthetic inspiration surprisingly soft! The Shiva was designed with… wait for it… seriously, take a breath… DANCING in mind! And not just any dancing, but ribbon dancing. Before you start giggling, check out its fierce fairings, aggressive aerodynamic shape and sporty paint job. It might come from a tender place, but the result is a mean-looking modern machine. 

0 Designer: Hu Po Chun

Yesteryear's Furniture, Today

Yesteryear’s Furniture, Today

Modeled on an abandoned stretched Eames Fiberglass Shell Armchair at the Henry Ford Museum, the design imagines the lost prototype reborn using the most modern materials with the most traditional methods. It’s woven out of 12k carbon fiber with a modified weaving pattern that gives it substantial strength & single-digit lightness. In the spirit of Eames’ design philosophy, its transparency lays bare its own construction methodology with visual access to every part, giving it an aesthetic coherence that feels both uncanny & curiously natural.

0 Designer: Matthew Strong

Customer Service Goes 3D

Customer Service Goes 3D

Grrrr.. there’s nothing more annoying than calling a customer service number only to wait on hold before being transferred to a robot that can barely understand you! Despite the reason, getting face-to-face help is the most effective and least frustrating way to get results . That’s the idea behind iContact.io. Designed as a directory for public places like malls and hospitals, the informational kiosk provides an on-demand, 3D experience with a REAL customer service rep. Features like eye-contact recognition and an intuitive touch screen make it natural and even kinda fun!

0 Designer: Begüm Tomruk

The King’s New Clothes

The King’s New Clothes

Zero Waste is a body scanning and 3D printing unit that recycles old clothes to the latest trends. The first round of raw material needs to be bought and there after all you need to do is scan your body, pick your style from the design feed and get a brand new 3D Printed outfit. Very trendy and up with the times, what do you think?

0 Designer: Karolin Kõrge

Nifty Like The Ant

Nifty Like The Ant

Modeled on the basis of how an ant works in the ant farm, the Ant-bot is a robotic home cleaner. It cleans up messes and works autonomous, however you can define certain areas that need extra sprucing via the dedicated pointer. Neat!

0 Designers: Yunjo Yu and Seonghyun Kim

Lighting to root for!

Lighting to root for!

There’s little to dislike about the simplicity of a single bulb pendant, but if you’re not into the raw industrial look, the Root socket is the perfect way to warm it up! Sustainably crafted from 100% natural beech wood, the collection is manufactured in low volume production from raw materials. Still, they’re customizable in two lengths (140 & 250mm), 3 finishes (beech,walnut,oak), cord selection (12 fabric finishes), and finally, bulb type (E27 or GU10-LED). Great as a solo, even better as a cluster!

0 Designer: George Avgerinakis

The Window Box Wonder

The Window Box Wonder

It’s a box! It’s a shelf! No… it’s Cubby! — the simple way to get convenient wall storage. Each Cubby features a recessed back panel and keyhole that ensure it mounts flush against the wall, an removable window that protects items, and a simple lid for quick access. It’s an easy way to stay organized or simply show off your favorite collectibles!

0 Designer: Thomas Zukowski

Nicholas Hardman Talks About solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve

Nicholas Hardman Talks About solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve

Both solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve have grown to become tools that designers just can’t do without. solidThinking Inspire allows design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily and solidThinking Evolve allows them to develop forms faster, using either Windows or Mac OS X.

0 solidThinking: Inspire and Evolve

Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo

Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo

Few and far between we come across Samsung concepts and today we look into the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The basic design replaces cheap plastic with sustainable Bamboo Material along with premium Ceramic. As far as the tech goes, it includes latest apps like heart rate monitor, UV Sensor and more.

0 Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

Back to basics and loving it!

Back to basics and loving it!

This utilitarian e-Ink phone by FormNation was designed for those who have better things to do than flick angry birds and flying pigs! It leaves behind the extraneous and instead is packed with powerful essentials like calendar, contacts, e-reading, and email apps. Everything you need and nothing you don’t! Thanks to its e-ink display and straightforward functionality, it can last an entire month on one charge. Yes, it lacks a vivid color display. But think of it as the difference between full color versus artistic black and white photography.

0 Designer: FormNation

Out of This World Fixie

Out of This World Fixie

As you might have guessed from the name, the Space Roam fixed gear bike looks to the universe for inspiration to break away from predictable design. Like liquid metal, the ultra-streamlined frame achieves an almost monocoque aesthetic with the only visible break being that of the front wheel. Built for speed, it’s so lightweight you’ll feel like you’re riding the moon!

0 Designer: Chen Hsin Lin

Contemporary Coziness

Contemporary Coziness

The Revolution series of freestanding stoves for the Bodart and Gonay brand comes in 3 versions, called Curve, Menta, and Skin, each providing sustained warmth and enduring coziness with a natural looking yet safely guarded flame. The modern structures compliment contemporary interiors with contrasting black and white and 3 subtly different monolithic shapes. A glass window provides visual passage to an enchanting flame while simple controls provide easy custom climate control for maximum comfort with minimal effort.

0 Designer: Jérôme Olivet

The Go-Anywhere Gurney

The Go-Anywhere Gurney

This modern take on the gurney/stretcher aims to make rescue and recovery easier for paramedics, especially in solo operations. The modular design features two tank-style tracks at either side that provide traction and control for moving down stairs while keeping the seated patient stable and safe. Ideal for time-critical emergency situations, a simplified joystick control can be operated by a single medic while additional support is in transit.

0 Designer: Mauricio Ercoli