There have been so many concept iCars around, I’m guessing Apple is just as tired as I am. Not many designers focus on the driving experience though. Just the outer body. Designer Matias Papalini imagined the dashboard complete with an interactive wide touchscreen. The steering wheel is completely detachable and can dock into the dashboard to enter ‘driving-mode’. Unplug the wheel and you’re in auto-pilot mode. Not just that, you can watch movies in an almost-cinemascope style experience! The dashboard, however is just half the magic. Your steering wheel has functionality that allows you to manipulate content on your dashboard. Not just that, you can dock your iPhone in your steering wheel for more convenient access. Cool right?! Tim Coo, I hope you’re listening!
Designer: Matías Papalini
Face it. It’s New Year’s Eve. Youre going to have an absolute blast. And you’re going to have loads of photos to prove it. You’re going to need the Easy-Pins to pin those photos to your soft board.
The Easy-Pin is the awesome thumbtack you’re waiting for. It doesn’t perforate or damage your photos, just gently clips on to them. Not to mention, you don’t need nails to pull these pins out of boards too. Their easy design allows them to be yanked out with ease!
Designers: Christopher Gu, Yin-Kai Lee and Szu-Hsin Wang.
Although the Here lamp is of an archetypal lamp shape, the details express a simple and pure modern design. Here also aims to re-think the 360-degree rotational function in a simple way by avoiding complicated mechanisms. With a well-matched material combination, one part of the design is complementary to the other and each material has its own function in the creation of the lamp. It’s easily produced as it uses basic components such as concrete or marble for the base, lacquered steel for the shade, and either traditional or LED light bulbs. Thanks to this versatile combination, the three main components (base, shade and cable) can be reproduced in many materials and colors.
Designer: Serge Atallah
The Spray Faucet features an innovative spraying function in which a continuous soft spray of water is released that can be conveniently used for a more comfortable face-washing experience. Better yet, it saves three-quarters the amount of water normally used.
The gentle spraying of water increases the comfort and convenience of washing the face. The design incorporates two outlets – one that releases comfortable spray water upwards and another that releases bubble water downwards. The height of the handle is 60mm (three times that of conventional faucets) which means that the faucet can swing flexibly. This makes it super-easy to wash the face and hair.
For environmental savings, the faucet can rotate 90-degrees and will shut down automatically when turned at a 45-degree angle. Using environmentally friendly lead-free copper with double plating, along with a high-temperature-baked varnish, it is highly corrosive resistant as well as safe and non-toxic.
Designer: Mo Zhong Cai, Su HaiFeng
Between competing government space agencies, commercial enterprises, humans, and robots, we have one very odd space race going on. Here’s the highs and lows of exploration for 2015!