Get Ready for Oculus Rift!

Get Ready for Oculus Rift!

After being successfully crowd-funded, the consumer version of the much anticipated Oculus Rift is still a mystery. This concept by Carlos Pendas gives a glimpse as to what we might expect the virtual reality head-mounted display to look like. It’s designed around 3 main features: a curved screen, integrated headphones and a gesture recognition system. Simple and friendly, it’s a far cry from the gargantuan headsets of yesteryear!

0 Designer: Carlos Pendas

What Racing is All About

What Racing is All About

On one end of the spectrum, electric cars are hitting a milestone with their very first Grand Prix race this year… albeit a quiet one. On the other end are screaming mad, jet fuel-guzzling, ferocious, terrifyingly loud dragsters that are more crazy than carbon-conccious. Guess which end the Equinox is on? 6 wheels and multiple fins are barely enough grip to keep its dual jets and single seat cabin on the ground. I’m sweating just looking at it.

0 Designer: Ben Tabbitt

Popup Lighting

Popup Lighting

The first in a series of origami-inspired light fixtures, the Deer Head Light Fixture is a playful geometric twist on taxidermy that brings light and art to bare walls! The design is lightweight and easy to mount on any wall. Its sculptural form and integrated LEDs make it a wild wall ornament that will brighten any room!

0 Designer: Chen Bikovski

Table That Is A PC

Table That Is A PC

The C-Walker is a radical PC + Table concept whose idea germinates from the fact that workstations with CPU, wires, screen and keyboard look cluttered and distracting. One of the ways to streamline the desk is to integrate the PC into the table itself. What we have now is a desk with wires that are internally set, a virtual keyboard and a projected screen. USB slots and CD ROM slots are flushed to the side of tabletop, along with the power button. Essentially we have a hybrid desk that part PC and part table. Yes, the functional future has arrived!

0 Designer: Nithin V Antony

Modular Cooktop

Modular Cooktop

CookPlat is conceived as a portable Pyrex vitroceramic cooker that uses magnetic induction technology. Designed to be modular, this cooker can be transported and used in just about any environment. Since it is a vitroceramic hob, the cooker directly heats up the utensil via a magnetic field and doesn’t use heating resistors (radiant heat).

0 Designers: Jokin Arregui & Monse Garcia for SeriesNemo

Touch and Tune Radio

Touch and Tune Radio

This interactive radio by Daniel Kaufman relies on light and human touch to operate its various functionalities. To raise and lower the volume, the device uses light controlled by an aperture. As for its tuning, the user simply touches or slides a finger anywhere on the mahogany veneer which is embedded with a SoftPot potentiometer. Simple shifts in functionality create new interaction and new appreciation for a classically simple product! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Daniel Kaufman

Stick Thin Lighting

Stick Thin Lighting

Stick is a skinny twist on the pendant that’s sleek, slender and functional in any setting. It’s unimposing in kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms… only when it’s switched on does its beautifully minimalistic form come into full view. In simplistic combinations of wood and powder-coated steel, it’s as subtle as it is a statement of style.

0 Designer: Nicolò Zavagno

Google NEXUS Curved

Google NEXUS Curved

he concept is Google NEXUS Play and its most outstanding factor is the curved aesthetics. This Android powered Multimedia Device is designed to improve the handling experience while gaming. The on-screen split screen keyboard has its benefits… it helps while typing and surfing the web. Interestingly, the device also offers a Google TV experience and seamless browsing on a big screen.

0 Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

Move Over iPhone 6, We Have Apple iPhone Plus

Move Over iPhone 6, We Have Apple iPhone Plus

The story so far is that Apple has always conformed to a set style for the iPhone. Little deviation from the blueprint, for example display size, thickness, curves etc. has been noted. So how about an iPhone that is radically different in design, something like this Apple iPhone Plus concept!

0 Designer: Faisal Semari

Modern Mobile Chandelier

Modern Mobile Chandelier

Sandro Lopez’s modern interpretation of the chandelier is at once a kinetic mobile sculpture and playful pendant. Its unique configuration of differently sized lamp shades counterbalance each other for different light and spacial arrangements. 3D printing technology is used to produce highly customized lamp shades that house LED light strips and integrated assembly parts for a sleek and seamless look.

0 Designer: Sandro Lopez

Save Space with Slope

Save Space with Slope

The Slope Desk was ingeniously crafted with compact living spaces in mind. Characterized by straightforward functionality, essentiality of form and purity of materials, it was designed to rest against a wall in a hallway or living area where valuable space is limited. Its sleek aesthetic and minimal footprint keep your small space feeling bright and airy without sacrificing comfort and functionality. Own it HERE!

0 Designer: Leonhard Pfeifer

Sculptural Solar-Harnessing Specimen

Sculptural Solar-Harnessing Specimen

Inspired by bonsai trees and fractal patterns found in nature, Electree Mini provides solar-derived power to environments typically void of renewable energy. The modular design stores solar energy in small batteries so you can use them directly to power appliances like remote controls or flashlights. 2 other models, Electree + LED and Electree + USB, turn your solar tree into a color changing lantern and USB phone charging station respectively. Green thumb not required! DO WANT!

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

Last Minute Fire Escape

Last Minute Fire Escape

Intended as a last resort lifesaver, Xitus is a product that allows a building’s occupants to safely descend to ground level when extreme conditions are present. The product is deployed and positioned over a window ledge where the user can secure it with floor mounts before securing a safety line. After climbing over, a controlled descent device slows the person to the ground carefully so they can quickly unclip and allow the next person to descend to safety.

0 Designer: Jonathan Lowe