Posts Tagged ‘ industrial design ’

Naomi Kizhner’s Parasitic Powered Jewelry


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In the dystopian future of The Matrix, humanity has been converted into a renewable crop by energy-starved sentient machines, with “farms” of human bodies harnessed and harvested for their metabolic output. It’s one of those disturbing sci-fi premises which can leave one suspicious of artificial intelligence, robotic vacuums, and the whole “internet of things” trend. But maybe Agent Smith and his robotic compatriots were onto something in regards to the human body as a renewable energy source. The ‘e-pulse conductor’ is a pendant without a chain, harvesting bioelectricity from the human body’s neurological system, “plugged” into the spine via pincer interface. Industrial design graduate student, Naomi Kizhner of Jerusalem’s Hadassah College envisions jewelry one day serving purposes beyond adornment, a three-piece collection connecting and converting the human body into one gigantic battery for biological data feedback. Energy Addicts’ entomological-styled accessories hints of early David Cronenberg at hisbest/worst, the jewelry’s macabre beauty furthered by how each piece is worn: sharp pincers and stings pierce skin, establishing an “interface” between body and each bio-electrically powered accessory. Blood Bridge: designed to tap directly into the action of ulnar artery – the body’s main blood vessel – the pulmonary flow of the heart spins an enclosed wheel to generate electricity.

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Stunning Digital Sculptures by Adam Martinakis


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Naturally Clicquot Bottle Cover


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Veuve Clicquot has come up with a new form of innovative packaging made with potatoes and recycled paper that can keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours. Created by French designer Cédric Ragot, the Naturally Clicquot bottle cover is made from potato starch and recycled paper, and is likewise recyclable. The cover can keep a bottle of the brand’s Brut Carte Jaune cold for up to two hours once it’s been chilled in the fridge beforehand. A user-friendly handle allows for easy transport. In 2011, Belgian designer Mathias Van De Walle created a foldable origami-style champagne bucket for Veuve Clicquot that could be reused up to four times.

Giant Robotic Beetle


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Japanese machine shop owner hitoshi takahashi built this 11-meter-tall robotic walking beetle called KABUTOM RX-03. The mobile sculpture, which takes its name from kabuto — a type of rhinoceros beetle typical to Japan — features characteristics typical to the insects like pointing horns and elongated legs. With over 30 moving parts, the machine includes a variety of technological details, such as the ability to shoot steam from the top of its head and its remote controlled legs that can reach speeds up to 4 kilometers per hour. Weighing 17 tons in total, the robot can transport up to seven people with one driver riding on top and six occupants fitting in an internal compartment.

The Pixels Crossing Sensory Tunnel By Miguel Chevalier


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Using LED technology ‘the pixels crossing’ by french designer miguel chevalier is a sensory artwork completed in collaboration with traffic and sound composer Michel Redolfi. Installed inside the temporary tunnel, connecting the Forum des Halles and the Place Carrée in Paris, the light piece features successive, multicolored graphical scenes that harmoniously follow to a musical rhythm. A cadenced wave pattern of sound palpitates from the walls with light diffracting within the alveolar polycarbonate panels. Spanning along the 40m tunnel, the 4m high sensory artwork enriches pedestrian’s experience as they walk along the transit route transforming a regular tunnel into a magical and contemporary passage.

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Aston Martin DBC Concept By Samir Sadikhov


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With a portfolio filled with work for lamborghini such as the CGI renders for the press images of the aventador J and urus SUV, transportation designer Samir Sadikhov has presented a his latest super car design study that brings a rear mid-engine/rear-wheel drive layout into a completely re-designed Aston Martin. Dubbed as the ‘DBC concept’, the Aston departs from traditional long hood and short deck styling cues and integrates a refined silhouette that references the design profile of the DBR1.

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Makerbot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner


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With just two clicks, the makerbot digitizer desktop 3D scanner’s simple yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3d print. The new york-based company optimized the whole system to work seamlessly with the 3D printer of your choice. The desktop scanner outputs standard three-dimensional CAD file formats so that one can animate, and transform objects in a third-party modeling program. Makerware for digitizer contains an algorithm that connects hundreds of thousands of points into a seamless digital mesh in just seconds. there’s no patching, or repairing required, so one can skip straight to the creative process.

Creative Lampe L by Anna Leymergie


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Designer Anna Leymergie has created Lampe L, a lamp made for angles. It clings on to furniture like a small animal on a promontory. It’s a craft piece, hand-stitched, which makes each piece unique. Materials: rattan, japanese paper, linen yarn & white oak.

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Steam-O Bicycle by János Insperger


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Steam-O by János Insperger is a modern cruiser that takes inspiration from the iconic steam locomotives of the past, applying the signature aerodynamic shape to its stark frame. In classic 1930s style, the bike sports a leather seat with spring suspension, an oversized headlight with chrome and bronze polish, and choo-choo style rims. The main feature, however, is a pushrod drivetrain like that of locomotives from the time. This unique power system and distinct attention to detail set it apart from other cruisers new and old. Pedaling torque is transmitted by bearing on shaft and coupling rods. Coupling rods move in a vertical motion as well as horizontally as the crank-arm rotates. The same shaft at the rear wheel receives the torque ration 1:1. To gain a useful travel speed it needs a small gearbox (about 1:6 ratio depending on the crank arm length and rear wheel size).

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Lighttype Fine Porceline Letters by Seletti


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Everything from an initial to the word or words of your choice. You are only limited by the alphabet…and the words you know how to spell. Such alphabet opens up opportunities for self-expression.

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Nike SB Build Floating Skatepark in NYC


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A shipment of skateboarding history has arrived in New York City. As part of the Go Skateboarding Day, Nike SB have created a floating skatepark on a barge just off New York City. The park pays homage to some of the city’s most legendary spots with replica banks, ledges, and stair sets from places like Brooklyn Banks, OG Seaport benches, and Pyramid Ledges. Unfortunately for NYC skaters, the park will only be around for two days from 22 – 23 June, 2013.

Banana Pool table – Cleon Daniel


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Creating this Banana shaped pool table, Cleon Daniel leaves behind traditional design and infant a new design piece by combining two known and unrelated objects.

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Paper Display – Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair


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Check out this Nike store display by the Finland-born, Amsterdam-based illustrator Kustaa Saksi before, but this time, it is his fantastical paper display at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. The intricate and delicate display from 1120 stacks of A4-size paper (total of 700,000 sheets of paper) suspended from 44,000 points in the ceiling. Ceiling frescoes, church domes, altars – these were all part of the inspiration for Saksi and Wingårdh who concluded that paper is still them most commonly used means of communication and therefore the perfect material for the display.

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Nike Flyknit Lunar 1 Campaign


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A global campaign that represents both the future of running performance as well as the future of manufacturing lightweight, precision-fit footwear.

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Creative Babele Lamp


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A lamp Babele created by Manifattura Italiana Design, in the shape of a classic table lamp silhouette, is comprised of wooden sections made to be disassembled and reassembled. Starting from a classic abat-jour (lampshade) silhouette and playing with it: disassembling it in plain sections, shuffling and putting them back in order, creating and defining light gaps. It’s an ever changing object with an innate anchitectural nature. A simple figure, an idea, a lamp that illuminates and inspires creativity.

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Bufalino by Cornelius Comanns


‘Bufalino’ by german industrial designer Cornelius Comanns, is a small camper
which is equipped to meet the basic needs of one person. The concept behind the project
is to offer absolute flexibility during periods of travel. The minimalist construction is based
on the existing piaggio APE 50 three wheeled light transport vehicle; A model chosen for its
economic and fuel efficient benefits. However, the more complex structural components
such as the frame, the chassis, and engine are derived from the original piaggio model.

Egochine B by Paolo De Giusti


This is a stunning concept created by Italian industrial designer Paolo De Giusti who created the concept of a futuristic single seater sporty vehicle. This model called Egochine B is an evolution of a first concept called Egochine. New concepts were equiped by large electric motors combined with hydrogen fuel cells. This futuristic car is inspired by luxury sportscars of the past such as Isotta Fraschini.

Samsung Proxima Concept from Johan Loekito


This stylish concept isn’t so simple as it looks at the first glance. This is LED wristwatch and phone at the same time. It was created by industrial designer from California Johan Loekito. As it was noticed in description of device it is a collaborative project with Samsung Design America. The slogan of this project – you’ll never lose your phone again. Check out this method.