The Muji Coffee Maker’s starting point is its landscape of use. Its form is a perfect cylinder, making the product non-directional something that has not been done previously. This allows it to sit well in a corner of a kitchen or equally in the center of a table, and was achieved by technically by ‘wrapping’ the water reservoir around the filter. The coffee pot is made of vacuum stainless steel.
Designer: Kazushige Miyake [ Muji Online Store ]
Inspired by the Japanese tradition of precision and control, SK-II helps you create flawless beauty with a unique foundation form. SKII’s Air Touch Foundation uses the wonder of precision to retexture the look of the skin surface, making it appear smooth, translucent and radiant – much like a baby’s skin.
The RainDrop’s spherical design gives the sprinkler a tight turn radius, allowing it to follow any path of garden hose laid down by the user, winding around trees, flowers, lawn ornaments, etc. The plastic design keeps the products weight down while the centrally located counterweight lowers the sprinkler’s center of gravity, affording enough weight to keep traction on wet grass.
Designer: Bob Lewin
Flecera, a portable ceramic cooker, is designed with the Ariston brand identity. Flecera aims to create extra space in the small kitchens. The unit consists two separate ceramic cookers, which can be hung on the wall both in vertical and horizontal positions. These separate units can be taken away from the kitchen and used in other places, such as in balconies…
Designer: Ismail Ovacik
On Apr. 1, a new museum of counterfeit goods opens in the German city of Solingen, near Cologne. The Museum Plagiarius, housed in a converted railway building, will permanently exhibit 300 original products together with seemingly identical rip-offs. These items range from fashion and household products to electrical and medical equipment.
I like the idea of a lamp which doesn’t have the same shape when it’s on or off. When it’s off this lamp looks like a little box. And when you open it, the lamp lights up thanks to a contact switch. Compared to the other desk lamps, this one can almost disappear when unused.
Designer: Edouard Larmaraud
DeVillain Guitar Co is proud to introduce Centerfold the world’s first folding electric guitar. Come on, bring the noise! Let’s make one thing clear. This is not your usual “travel guitar”. Centerfold is as good as it gets. Made for rocking your heart out on stage, it just gets you there faster. Fits easily in a backpack, but unfolded it’s just like your favorite guitar.
Furniture exploring our day-to-day rituals around the home. The hallway pieces deal with the rituals of coming and leaving home where the idea has been to collect several actions such as hanging your jacket, scarf, hat, emptying your pockets, leaving your keys, resting the umbrella etc, into one object.
Designer: Oscar Narud
Inspired by the tall slender look of a cocktail dress, the Duality martini glass retains its simplicity of form through its smooth feminine curves. The base widens to mimic the top, and includes side slits which gently peel open to reveal the central stem. The central stem is drawn from a blue tinted glass to add depth and extra dimension to the glass’s appearance.
More than just a show stopper, the concept embodies the look of Jaguar’s future sedans. The new design starts in front with a deeply recessed grille filled in with menacing black chrome mesh and a large centrally inset logo. This most likely means no more Jaguar ornaments leaping off the hood. Designers wanted C-XF to look as if it was milled from a solid piece of metal.
Kronos is a men’s analogue wrist watch that incorporates a USB flash drive in the wrist band latch. Integrating a USB flash drive into the wrist watch accomplishes three things. 1) Allows the manufacturer to capitalize on the popularity and functionality of a standard USB Flash drive. 2) Eliminates consumer pocket clutter. 3) Extends traditional usability by adding a practical function.
Designer: Andrew Wilkerson
Today, Nokia revealed the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, an accessible 3G smartphone augmented by a dedicated audio chip for enhanced music performance. The Nokia 5700 XpressMusic features an iconic twist design that easily switches between four modes at the flick of the wrist – music player, 2 Megapixel camera, video call and smartphone.