After a watching barrage of sci-fi movies from the late 90′s and early 2000′s over the last week, I’ve come to realized that people ALWAYS get “the future” wrong. Film makers can never get the heads around where technology is going, so when you see “futuristic movies” from 7 years ago, the actors always have ridiculous gadgets that we’ve already come light years ahead of. So when I started finding concepts for devices that actual designers think will be in our future, I had to post them. These are 1o of the most functional, reasonable designs that I personally feel like will come to fruition.
This watch tells time in an extraordinary way. Turkish designer Iskender Asanaliev created a design where the LED hour hand doubles as the digital minute display.
The designer Nuno Teixeira has created a wireless Mp3 player with soft surfaces and no wires to get in your way.
The Rocking Wheel Chair is a modern interpretation of a traditional rocking chair by Mathias Koehler. The near circular form seen from the side is what makes the design so unique. The upper portion features a reading light.
This sleek 4D Watch was created by Balykin Pavel. It has 4 square screens to display hours, minutes, seconds and date information. The metallic finish and a strong magnetic grip closure complete the picture.
Identita is a chair concept designed for a home cinema. Hakan Bogazpinar brings us a home theatre seating solution that foregoes the traditional chair for a seating solution that is completely adjustable and ergonomic.
Flee is a concept by Hakan Bogazpinar which takes the idea of a tossable camera a few steps further. Bogazpinar has incorporated a tail into the design to keep the camera oriented properly and Bluetooth so that pictures it takes can be sent back to your mobile device in real time. When the “flee” is thrown in the air, it takes photos at customizable time intervals.
EQUILIBRIUM – A suspension lamp made of high-density expanded polyurethane with high-gloss paint finish. Balance is created with a solid counterweight in one end that equals the weight of the rest of the lamp. Created by Nuno Teixeira.
This design took 1st place in the Wood Agency Design Contest Belgrade 2008, the University of Belgrade’s Award for Best Scientific-Professional Work in 2006/07, and a Golden Key Awards (sitting furniture and innovative concept) at Belgrade Int. Furniture Fair 2006 / 2007, ULUPUDS diploma 2007. Folds in on itself for easy storage. By Uros Vitas.
This watch is like no other that you have seen before. It is a concept watch design presented by Swatch under the name “Infinity” and features video, mp3 music and photo sharing. It not only plays back video, it records it as well.
The Vivace combines multiple instruments, track recording, equalizer, sound editing, internet connectivity and a touchscreen interface all into one compact package. Designed by Young-Shin Lee & Hae-Jin Jung.