The future of F1, designed by Renault

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We may be having an open cockpit this year at the F1 races, but from the looks of it the next decade is going to show a transition towards closed cockpits. The designers at Renault definitely seem to be working towards that direction and they made that abundantly clear with the Renault RS 2027 Vision concept. Fresh off its high at the Shanghai Motor Show this year, the concept car aims at setting a design direction for the future of racing. Our bet is that with Renault having been in the F1 game for nearly 40 years now, Renault has enough insight to be able to pretty much accurately predict the future of race-car aesthetics and design.

Our primary focus is on the new aesthetic that deviates from functionally aerodynamic designs to beautifully fluid forms that still manage to evoke a sense of speed. Made mainly out of recycled material, the new closed cockpit will be 3D printed given its complex design, and will be completely transparent. The helmet of the driver is envisioned to be transparent too, not only improving visibility for the driver, but also allowing fans to get a glimpse of their favorite racers in action. Let’s just safely say that Renault definitely has us excited for 2027!

Designer: Renault

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Make your smartphone a conferencing wizard

I guess times were just simpler when we had the landline telephone. Sure, they weren’t portable, but you wouldn’t have network problems, or battery problems, and they used to be such a dream to use! Now we have smartphones that are portable, and come with a rather advanced caller ID, but need to be periodically charged, have network issues, cost a fortune, and let’s not forget all those radio waves that pass through your head.

The NVX 200 is perfect for retaining the good qualities of the telephone, but allows you to use your existing smartphone just the same. Designed for offices that don’t want to rely on additional desk-phones, the NVX 200 is a state-of-the-art telephone hub that allows you to have a professional phone set-up in your office using your existing smartphone (or even a tablet). Resplendent in its receiver-and-twirly-cord glory, the NVX 200 works like a charm! Just connect your smartphone to it via Bluetooth as soon as you unbox it and you’re set for life. After that all you do is dock your phone in its slot and you have a brilliant landline phone that provides seamless service and crystal audio clarity for not just telephone calls, but even VOIP calls as well as video conferencing from third party apps like Skype, etc. The NVX 200 also works without docking the phone, as long as the phone is within 15 feet of the dock.

Perfect for every office-goer, the NVX turns your smartphone into the ideal desk-phone/conferencing-device with no hassle! Plus, doesn’t it feel better to have that mobile-phone away from your face??

Designer: Invoxia

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Fight Sugar with Style!

Oftentimes, in the process of designing a product that saves lives, we forget one rather crucial part of the healing process. The product must make users feel better, not just through function, but also emotionally, and psychologically. While most medical devices aim to perform functionally, only some try to look fashionable, less intimidating, or break stigmas through good design.

A collaboration between Pensa and Jeff Dachis (the former co-founder of Razorfish), One Drop is a completely exhaustive diabetes fighting system that could easily be a part of any diabetic’s EDC kit. Designed with a homogeneous language that binds the three products together into a beautifully chrome kit that anyone would be proud to carry, the One Drop brilliantly bridges the wide chasm between medicine and fashion, empowering people and motivating them into keeping their health in check!

Designers: Pensa & Jeff Dachis.

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This Tesla Totally Sucks

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Literally! The Tesla T1 concept, designed for electric Le Mans racing of the future, has wicked styling. However, it’s what’s in the wheels that makes it special.

The design of each free-standing wheel is strictly based on the Gorlov wind turbine concept which allows air to be channeled from any angle. This eolic system was integrated to provide an independent air suction turbine in each of the four wheels. This canalizes the air through ducts leading to a larger 5th and final turbine at the rear of the vehicle. Here, the streams merge and are pushed out with incredible force. In combination with the electric drive, this means more acceleration and more power… it’s the holy grail of renewable energy!

Designer: Omar Alfarra Zendah

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This Tesla Totally Sucks

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Literally! The Tesla T1 concept, designed for electric Le Mans racing of the future, has wicked styling. However, it’s what’s in the wheels that makes it special.

The design of each free-standing wheel is strictly based on the Gorlov wind turbine concept which allows air to be channeled from any angle. This eolic system was integrated to provide an independent air suction turbine in each of the four wheels. This canalizes the air through ducts leading to a larger 5th and final turbine at the rear of the vehicle. Here, the streams merge and are pushed out with incredible force. In combination with the electric drive, this means more acceleration and more power… it’s the holy grail of renewable energy!

Designer: Omar Alfarra Zendah

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