This Stool's No Stump

This Stool’s No Stump

Metsä (Finnish for “forest”) is the result of two designers’ trip abroad to a little Finnish town called Lahti! Inspired by the area’s lush landscape, Metsä’s 9 legs create a geometric abstraction of a tree structure while giving it structural integrity. Composed entirely of raw birch, its aesthetic is the best of both natural and modern!

0 Designers: Geoffrey Riberry & Emmanuel Taillard

Precision Machined Minimalism

Precision Machined Minimalism

The Tech Force Pen is a solid housing for the HI-Tec C Ink Cartridge. Extremely popular among architects, artists, students, and designers, the cartridge is noteworthy for its C Ink composition, tip design, and fine line capability. The Tech Force Pen comes with a sleeve etched with metric and imperial ruler indications. The pen glides into the ruler sleeve where it is held in place by pneumatic pressure. When pulled from the ruler sleeve the escaping air makes a characteristic “pop” sound! Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Josh Wilson

Blank Calls

Blank Calls

The CAE Blind Smartphone Concept is a new way of looking at smartphones. The purpose here is to have a device with digital accessibility to both the sighted and the impaired. The approach and UI is very realistic and something that can be integrated easily. Have a look and tell me your thoughts.

0 Designer: Léo Marzolf

Women In Industrial Design Show 2014 in San Francisco

Women In Industrial Design Show 2014 in San Francisco

Although I had worked with Ti Chang, the spark behind the DUET, I met her for the first time at the IDSA’s Conference in Chicago (2013). One of our first conversations was about how there is little recognition and fame for Women in Design. Those at the conference will recollect her Individual Talk on the same subject and how passionate she was. I guess the fire thus ignited has resulted in the phenomenal Women In Industrial Design Show 2014, to be held in San Francisco.

0 Deadline for submission: March 10, 11:59 PST

Keep Learning: solidThinking Evolve 2014 – Webinar

Keep Learning: solidThinking Evolve 2014 – Webinar

Modeling and rendering has been taken to a new level thanks to the new solidThinking Evolve 2014. Key new features like New Construction Aids and Scene Management, Enhanced User Interface Options, Improved Modeling Tools and Live Linking to KeyShot, are an integral part of the system. To get more out of their offering, you can register for the free webinars that are being organized. In short, see how solidThinking Evolve can help you develop better products on PC or Mac!

0 Register for Webinar Here: March 11, 2014

Celestial Accessory

Celestial Accessory

Spacetime is an original watch concept based on the movement and orbits of celestial objects- in particular that of our own planet. After all, our concept of time on Earth is relative to its motion around the sun, making a day a day and a year a year. Elegantly futuristic, it’s out-of-this-world cool. Watch and see how it works —>

0 Designer: Daniel Salisbury

Simply...The String Table

Simply…The String Table

As you might have guessed from the name, the heart of this design is a single thread that keeps it all together. This otherwise insignificant material becomes an integral part of both the construction and aesthetic nature of the design. Its minimal amount of materials and unique cantilevered construction not only make it flat-pack ready and easy to transport but comfortable and open with leg room to spare.

0 Designer: Saif Faisal Design Workshop

The Fireguard

The Fireguard

As simple as it is, the classic fire extinguisher is intimidating and confusing to use. It’s also cumbersome and large, meaning most people won’t keep it handy (if they keep one at all). The Fireguard was created to combat these problems with a compact, easier to use, friendly design that’s right at home in the kitchen where most fires start. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Jon Grossman

Asthma Inhaler for Proactive Healthcare

Asthma Inhaler for Proactive Healthcare

Occurrence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s and much of it has been attributed to the increased exposure to airborne chemical triggers. As human bodies strive hard to cope with environments they are not originally intended for, preventive measures attain as much significance as treatments. The ‘Twist+’ dry inhaler makes use of innovative technology to help with both prevention and treatment of Asthma attacks.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Smart and Original iPhone Dock

Smart and Original iPhone Dock

iPhones, due to their massive production volumes, cannot afford to wear a design that reflects the personality of its individual users. Hence the uni-sexual, personality neutral, clean geometric design. Legit. But why should its third party aftermarket accessories mimic the same impersonal design? Even when the novelty factor associated with the iphone form is wearing off? In a market flooded with M’apple ( I’m Apple too! ) products, the ‘Infinity Dock, is a breath of fresh air.

0 Designers: Thomas Wietecki and Zack Cram

Maserati in the Raw

Maserati in the Raw

The Maserati “LaMaserati” is a concept flagship hyper car based around the LaFerrari platform. Utilizing the same V12 engine (but retuned with the KERS system removed to save weight), LaMaserati is designed to be the purest expression of the brand’s core values: elegant styling, striking presence and performance finesse.

0 Designer: Mark Hostler

Slice, Pop, & Cheers

Slice, Pop, & Cheers

The B.O.B Board is the first ever cutting board with its own built-in bottle opener. Great for the beach, picnicking, tailgating and more, now you never have to worry about forgetting your bottle opener again! Better yet, its crafted from beautiful sustainable bamboo, making it not only durable but safe to use with its naturally antimicrobial quality. See it in action —>

0 Designers: Pablo Baquero & Josh Lochner

Nomadic Shelving

Nomadic Shelving

The Tipi shelving system is a project that contemplates the borders between transience and permanence. One can easily transfer, assemble, change, disassemble and rebuild it in a matter of minutes. Its simple and effective construction makes it easy to pack and easy to carry, ensuring Tipi has a long lifecycle with you no matter where you go.

0 Designer: JOYNOUT