It’s no wonder that, for younger generations, the watch is being largely replaced by cell phones and other electronic devices. Designer Giorgio Guidi imagines that the watch will eventually become almost purely an aesthetic accessory and if it’s going to survive it better be both functionally simple and damn good looking. Using unique materials, his design, the Gummy watch, accomplishes both of these tasks in a funky yet simple digital timepiece.
Designer: Giorgio Guidi
Designer Paulus Maringka is a pro at sustainable bike designs! The Greencycle bamboo bike aims to minimize labor and production costs while still improving human power functionality. What’s more is that the design focuses on the affordability, desirability, and overall need of the Third World target users. The laminated bamboo frame design is not only sustainable and economical, but utilizes the skills of the local craftsmen.
Designer: Paulus Maringka
The “Seduction Series” is a new experience emphasizing the aromas distinctive to Rémy Martin. These unique items of glassware and serving accessories are intended to sensitize people to the expectation of complex olfactory experiences by using specific gestures.The service will be exclusive to private events and parties and it brings a youthful way to celebrate the exceptional aromatic profiles of Rémy Martin.
Designer: Merve Kahraman
Outdoor furniture usually follow a limited number of existing conventions. The Terrace Chair is an attempt to go outside the rules or define a new convention: While being instantly recognizable, it looks somewhat different from what you would expect to find in your home & garden center. The bulk of the chair is rotation moulded in polyethylene with a base of stainless steel and requires little maintenance – just leave it out all year and give it a wash now and then. Connect a low voltage cable to the bottom of the base and the chair will glow invitingly.
Designer: Kaare Bækgaard
Junwon Yang’s Emergency Flashlight is designed to illuminate both the path in front of you and the one that you are walking on. To do this, the torch has lamps at both the ends of the shaft. However the one pointing to the floor is angled at 45 degrees; so if you have people following your lead, they can see where they are stepping. I think it’s a clever design for areas where it’s going to be pitch dark and as long as it isn’t a battery-drainer.
Designer: Junwon Yang
The Bathboard is a too-good-to-be-true design. It has all the makings of an excellent bathtub; one, which folds up and holds enough water for a good soak. But my only worry is that will the framework take the weight of water + the person using it? For the moment lets just consider this, the tub is made from foam rubber treated to be very elastic and spongy. It weighs less than 3 kgs and juts out only 12-cms from the wall. A flexible drainpipe starts above the central point of the tub, making it easy to fold up.
Design: Sylwia Ulicka Rivera
This logging machine by designer Regimantas Vegele is a response to growing concern over current timber extraction methods that have a negative impact on surrounding flora/fauna and delicate root system of trees that effects nutrient content in the soil. The low-impact forester aims to decrease these negative effects while retaining the high productivity of current machines.
Designer: Regimantas Vegele
The Boet (Swedish for nest) stool by Note Design Studio is inspired by the elevated, protected and soft bird’s home in the trees. The metal frame comes in a variety of different colors and is perfectly contrasted with a soft, round cork seat fit snugly into the top metal bowl. Me want.
Designer: Note Design Studio
Gotta love this functionally simple, sharp looking LED table lamp by designer Michael Samoriz. The Phalanx consists of five moveable segments including one heavier base segment and one containing bright LED lights. Simply move them to adjust the lamp’s shape or the direction of the light. A little bit skeletal, and a little bit wormy… I dig it!
Designer: Michael Samoriz
Before they hit the showers, many people like to pump a bit of iron, even if it’s just to stay in shape. Building on this idea, designers Hong Ruei-Hong & Lin Pin-I came up with the idea to integrate exercise with taking a shower. I like the idea of this Bana Bender mix, especially for those folks who always look for an excuse to stay away from the gym. You don’t even need to include an extra 5 minutes or something…. just pump your arms while you bathe!
Designers: Hong Ruei-Hong & called Lin Pin-I
The ParaMoto Trike is the convergence of designer Zvezdan Nedeljković’s three passions: flying, motorcycles and designing. Well kudos to that, because his zeal has translated into the beautifully ergonomic ParaMoto Trike! An ultralight electric vehicle that goes from a scooter to an elegant powered paragliding trike, in a jiffy! It’s off to a flying start!
Designer: Zvezdan Nedeljković
Kettle and Mug is an interesting concept that explores the relationship between two objects related by function. It stands to reason if you own a kettle, you probably own a mug too. In this concept, the mug sits inside the kettle as the water boils “heating the mug” in the process. Question is, doesn’t that leave the mug insanely hot to touch? I like this concept even though I don’t full comprehend the ergonomics behind it. Refine it a bit more and I think my interest can move from intrigue to buyer.
Designer: Ziv Lichi