Designer: Annabelle Nichols
Designer: Annabelle Nichols
The Avsnitt Armchair & Trestles are the outcome of an exercise in developing a construction where an entire piece can be produced using the same oval section throughout the design. The result is a simplistic yet polished aesthetic with clear 1960s Scandinavian inspiration. With the exception of the single joint in the back leg, each piece is joined using a series of housings, which are held in place using a single dowel. The progressive line is ideal for large-scale batch production due to the nature of the single piece construction.
Designer: Sam Greig
When I met up with the Vaultskin team in London, I was impressed with their passion for bringing quality-designed products to the market. Unlike the mass-produced iPhone wallets that don’t even last you a month, each Windsor Wallet Sleeve for iPhone 5/5S is made from Luxury Italian Leather and luxe micro-suede lining, offering the ultimate protection and convenience. In short the sleeve lasts you long and good!
Combining cyber architecture with interactive technology and sensory experiences, the Tuiteratura installation reflects the collaborative spirit of social networks and proposes engagement between the public and the installation itself. Excerpts from famous literary pieces dance across the screen alongside user submitted Tweets using the hashtag #tuiteratura. In person, users can leave their own mark by using physical motions to control an interactive keyboard, further contributing to the exhibit’s content.
The +zip Series includes the +zip_shoe and +zip_cap, two very interesting designs that solve real problems. Let’s talk about the +zip_shoe first. This clever sneaker design has a zipped space in the sole, which integrates a shoe bag. The design makes packing shoes in your suitcase much easier and of course adds a spring to your step!
Designer: Yujin Kim
The goal for designing the Braun Concept Electric Toothbrush was to clearly define and create a toothbrush that is targeted at men. Unisex designs in toothbrushes often tend to appeal to only one gender, so the task at hand was to see if a design could be created that identifies only with one gender. A look at this concept and it is clear that it’s a sexy men’s-only electric toothbrush! Mission accomplished!
Designer: Aleksandar Andreevski
Now here’s a design that makes you say “duh!” Anyone with an iPad knows the frustration of trying to prop it up to watch videos. You know you’ve piled up the pillows to try and keep it upright, but the moment you shift in bed it falls on its face. It’s a delicate balance! Until now… the Flux+Flap case not only protects your iPrecious, but makes it possible to get the perfect angle each time thanks to an internal system of magnets. Check out the vid to see it in action!
Designer: Kenny Trythall + newFlux
AUGMENT is a concept developed from frustration with protective phone cases and their incompatibility with basic fundamental accessories. (For instance, a user might find it difficult to dock the iPhone 5 or 5S with a case present.) This product family reimagines all the necessary peripherals to charge, dock, or rock out with headphones seamlessly without frustration of the case getting in the way. Until the next iPhone is released with a solution, it’s your one-stop-shop for getting all those accessories in order!
tranSIT is a hybrid walking waypoint system for urban environments, combining seating with wayfinding and street lighting. To help encourage traveling by foot, walking times to popular nearby destinations and public transport links are provided, along with QR code integration for access to maps. LED lighting is integrated to provide extra security for those walking at night. Power is supplied via a small roof mounted battery and solar unit. This also allows for the possible integration of WiFi or street phone charging.
Designer: Michael Oechsle
We have seen some really creative solutions and approach towards battery design. Add to the list this TransX, which is a battery module made with recycled card and copper. The beauty of the design is that it can transform a AAA battery into a larger battery.
Designers: Chen Yi-An & Chen Yi-Ying
Man and his perfect cuppa tea are often inseparable. The innate art of brewing tea and with a specific blend is almost like a traditional ritual in some cultures. Keeping with this essence we have here the O’cha, a mini tea-infuser that gives you an opportunity to make their tea on the go. According to Somi, the driving factor for the design and the size was to make the infuser fit comfortably into a standard bottle. Thus making it easily adaptable and portable.
Designer: Somi Choi
Upon seeing Lamborghini’s wild Veneno concept, experienced shoe designer Jeremiah Obuobi felt compelled to design a shoe that embodied the same design language. The result is this wicked-looking runner that, like the Lambo, is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability to achieve a equally dynamic experience when the wearer tackles the road on foot rather than by car.
Designer: Jeremiah Obuobi
This twist on the e-bike travels back in time to 1865, the year BASF was founded. This was also the time when the wooden “Dandy Horse” invented by Karl Drais was given its first pedals, and as velocipede launched the bicycle on the road to global success. As a tribute to this era of technology and invention, BASF and the DING3000 design studio have developed a velocipede with today’s state-of-the-art technology – including 24 high-performance plastics, specialty foams, epoxy resin and polyurethane materials from BASF.