I find myself seeing more Amazon packages being delivered than ordinary postage these days. And with all the hype around delivery drones at the moment, it’s an exciting space to keep an eye on. Recently we saw German postal company Deutsche Post adopt the PostBOT delivery assistant – However, I think they’ll be quick to embrace Cifu, the urban delivery drone. Packed full of sensors and designed to tackle anything in its way, the Cifu is an aesthetically pleasing drone from any angle. Given the curvaceous design language of the Cifu, it’s hard not to see similarities in design language here with the SMEG home appliances. The Cifu was carefully thought out and configures a smartly layered effect of features, broken up by different materials/colors. The bottom consists of LED lighting strips and four reinforced aero wheels while the battery pack is then located on the undercarriage. The central grey section contains the antenna and also the proximity sensors located on the front of the drone. The top section is the most excitable one at that, housing the front and rear cameras, the side message screen, and the clean open/close cover to the drone itself.
Designer: Matteo Gentile