We are sharing this cool and yet useful Powerpack called Nomad where there’s one feature that could change it all or not but it’s quite awesome to share. You’ll be able to find it anywhere through your phone. You will say that how you can lose a powerpack? Well I did during my travel to Berlin last year, it’s quite a useful tool to have in your gear especially when you wanna go out all day without resting for recharging battery. We are sharing this product design by the mighty folks from STEL. It’s cool to see designers takes things that we take for granted and push the envelope. STEL is a design consultancy agency that provides solutions for various clients from big to small. Based in Santa Barbara, they focus their work into Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, Graphic Design, and Branding Strategy. Using the industry’s latest and greatest charging technology, PowerPack incorporates high-density Panasonic li-ion batteries and USB-C ports to ensure reliability, longevity, and forward compatibility. Pushing the envelope with FASTcharge technology and 3.0A-compatible ports to charge your devices even more rapidly, we also made sure to include a legacy USB-A output that’s compatible with all your older cables. With a shockproof, dual-layer construction and military-grade impact resistance, PowerPack is built to last – which is a good thing, because with a built-in Tile tracker to prevent you from ever losing it, you’ll have it for a while.
We would like to share this beautiful product design called: Fitbit Charge 2 that we’ll be reviewing on Abduzeedo and that will be online soon. For now, let’s take a closer look at the work of Dan Clifton and his design for the Fitbit Charge 2. I would like to mention that this product is gorgeous by its looks and it’s quite comfortable to wear. From the little dots from the bracelet and how easy it is to change your band. It’s quite a product and hope you will enjoy it too. Dan Clifton is a tremendous talented industrial designer based in San Francisco, USA. Dan has worked with the Fortune 100 companies and designed products that we interact and all use every day. I personally use the Fitbit Charge 2 and it's a beautiful product that makes you feel that you're in the future, from all the little details.
I stumbled across what Honda was working on a new self-balancing motorcycle, it was pretty cool. Seeing this bike got me wanting to surf on the process behind the industrial design work of such concepts. I’ve found this stunning-looking motorcycle concept by Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko. Their concept is about their passion about the Japanese approach to design and it’s quite lovely what they have done. Published via Behance , this is the work from Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko who are based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Ruling themselves in automotive design, insdustrial design and engineering, you will amazed by the different variety of projects they have worked in team and individually. The Japanese approach to design has always been original, which is the foundation of culture with its art of origami and the samurai spirit. The simplicity and sense of space, and today are recognized in the industrial design of the Japanese brands. But for some reason, this approach is now rarely used in the design of Japanese cars and motorcycles. It felt the impact of the European brands that impose their rules of the game, when an inexperienced user can not tell the Japanese product from the European. It's time to go back to the roots and make Japan great again! Credits Artem Smirnov Vladimir Panchenko
Connected is a product design and industrial design project shared by N U Y N on Behance. The product is an air purifier. The problem they are trying to solve is simple, most people close their windows and use air purification devices when fine dust density are serious. However, experts suggests to open the window for a while to ventilate the air indoor. Despite the suggestion, people still tend to shut their windows to prevent the air from coming. Another interest finding is that people also fail to check the lowest fine dust concentration during the day. That would be me :) N U Y N industrial design solution is quite beautiful and in addition to clear and purify the air it also displays a minimal and elegant look. The coolest thing for me is the way you can make it part of the window. Quite clever. "This device is an installation type air purification. Normally used as a general air purifier, but when needed, this device is installed in a window frame to filter outside air and let out the inside for cleaner air circulation." This industrial design project was shared by N U Y N , a industrial design student and part of Samsung Design Membership in Seoul, South Korea. For more information make sure to check out https://www.behance.net/NYUN Industrial Design
With the one of the hardest gifts to find in the market right now, we’ve been thrown back to the past with the NES Classic Edition. This little device is now adapted with our currently technology, we get to relive our early gaming experience. We would like to share this concept from Spencer Davis and Scott Schenone who had another concept in mind and it’s far more interesting than what’s actually on the market. They designed a beautiful product called: Nintendo Legends and I just loved everything about the design to the packaging. Hope you will enjoy it too! It’s not about the console it’s about the controller. A future vision for Nintendo gaming. Nintendo Legends UI from Scott Schenone on Vimeo. More Information via Behance.
Moggie is a smart collar for cats with an incredible industrial design aligned with a beautiful software for smartphones. When I saw this project shared by Yuri Lence on Behance, first I thought, that is a good looking product but I didn't know what it was about. Looked like a fitness tracking. After checking the details I finally learned that it was a movement tracker for cats. It's amazing to think that we live in a time that we can have this kind of technology available not only for us but for our beloved little pets. Industrial design and Branding Yuri Lence is a product designer and design director from Kyiv, Ukraine. He is also the co-founder of Moggie. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/lence
Just to continue with our streak with Industrial Designs, we would like to feature the work from Andrey Tkachenko who is a freelance artist based in Nizhiy Novgorod, Russia. Mainly focusing his work into a blend of Industrial Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, we are primary showcasing his car concepts and designs that are phenomenal in so many ways. I wish there was more information about Andrey on his process and even where does his inspiration comes from. Let’s enjoy his work and you can also find more of his work on Artstation. More Information via Behance.
Somehow with time, I began to be more and more fascinated with Industrial Design and Product Design. Taking something that we use everyday, rip it apart to discover what can be improved and create something entirely new and innovative are part of an accomplishment. For example, there is many kitchen hardware available, it’s not because you’ve been using tool for X amount of time would mean that is the best way to do it. The folks over Youmeus Design have been approached by the known brand Joseph Joseph to extend their brand into a new category, microwave cookware. They decided to research on the whole process on rice making. Let’s take a look and I need to mention that I like the idea of and I quote: a multi-purpose rice paddle that doubles up as both a lock for the lid and a carry handle. We were approached by Joseph Joseph to help them extend their brand into a new category, microwave cookware. We spent a lot of time talking to customers and took a deep dive into the world of microwave cooking, combining both consumer insight with ethnographic research. The microwave has hardly changed since the 60’s but our attitudes to food, cooking and how we work and live has. Our research identified that while 80 percent of households own a microwave, they are rarely used for anything beyond reheating leftovers, cooking ready-made meals and defrosting. Our aim was to try and change that perception with a product range that would go further and allow people to prepare meals or cook a wider range of food types using their microwave. We researched the whole process of rice making, which led to several new ideas and innovations for this rice and grain cooker, including the multi-purpose rice paddle that doubles up as both a lock for the lid and a carry handle. This resulted in a product that functions beautifully from packet to table. More Information via Behance.
We love concepts and ideas over at Abduzeedo, we are even more intrigued when it’s actually functioning and live for the World to see. Let’s take a look at this amazing work from Rafael Dymek who has multiple roles as a Marketing guy, Designer and Web Developer currently based in New York, NY. He created a fully functioning smart touchscreen mirror based on Apple’s iOS 10 and it’s looking great! I would see this concept really working well in the bathroom for example while you’re prepping yourself for the beginning of the day. It is literally something you’ll see in a movie set in the future and how things like this concept comes to live to make your life a little more productive and even sweeter! Created a fully functioning smart touchscreen mirror based on Apple’s iOS 10. Design includes the time and date in the upper right hand corner and weather in the top left. All apps can be moved around and placed anywhere on the mirror. After 45 seconds of inactivity the mirror goes to sleep (appears as any ordinary mirror), simply tap anywhere to wake back up and resume use. Some useful things you can do with this mirror: Request an Uber, watch Netflix, read the news, control smart thermostat / light bulbs, control Sonos speaker system and more. Watch the Video More Information: http://www.rafaeldymek.com.
As you may have heard, we are celebrating something special on Abduzeedo, before we get to that we would like to share our congratulations to Mujjo for their 5th Anniversary. What is Mujjo? It’s a brand that has been crafting leather goods from premium quality materials. In their words, their guiding principle is that we design to our own taste – if we don’t love it and feel proud to use it. For the big celebration, Mujjo has made a limited edition wooden case for your Macbook (13 in) that you can get your hands on. Made by hand in Greece, the material used is an American Walnut veneer taken through a very careful process. Seeing the process in the images below, you can see how this case has been through several steps and the final result is just as innovative. Celebrating our 5th anniversary, we’ve collaborated to create something truly special: a limited edition Wooden Case for Macbook. We’ve produced a limited run of 50 cases – with 10 representing each year of Mujjo. More Information: http://www.mujjo.com.
With the technology capacity these days, it’s just amazing the things people can make and create. Some of them are reinventing the wheel of really simple things but somehow can enhance your daily life. We are taking a look at the work from Layer, a industrial design agency based in London, UK. They are leading their work across strategy, industrial design and UX/UI. And let’s take at their project about a minimal Apple Watch band called LABB (Loopless and Buckleless Band) that doesn’t come together like your typical watch band. In their words, it’s an injection-moulded strap and its design is based on an innovative, self-gripping fixing system in which the two halves of the strap intuitively connect along their entire surface, negating the need for additional buckles and loops. Would you wear one? I would intrigued to try one of these! LABB re-thinks a long-established typology to provide a new, simple and engaging approach to functionality for future generations of smart products. More Information: http://layerdesign.com/projects/labb/.
I just love going through students projects, they are so creative and some of them really show such craftsmanship to the idea and execution. And I also love the fact of reinventing something that lived through the ages and put it back in time with our new mindset and technology. Some of us might disagree but I do believe on reinventing the wheel. Let’s take a look at the work of Steve Bae who is a student and industrial designer based in Seoul, Korea. He decided to redesign the famous cigar pipe from Peterson of Dublin, the same cigar pipe from one iconic fictional character and it’s Sherlock Holmes. One thing to point out is Steve also refined the main functionality for the next generation and the cigar is in fact a vaporizer. What do you think of this redesign? The Peterson of Dublin is an irish cigar pipe company famous for their craftsmanship. The company celebrated their 150th anniversary in year 2015. As an industrial designer I started this project to commend the heritage of their craftsmanship and history, The company is well known and loved by pipe smokers for their Sherlock Holmes Series established on 1987. This project focuses on proposing the next generation of Sherlock Holmes Series as a vaporizer of today's needs to honor the original model they started in 1987. More information via Behance.
Coming back from a short trip to Berlin, you can’t deny how beautiful this city is and how it is full of history and architecture to go through. Something I’ve noticed as well is how proud they are of what’s from and what’s made in Germany. I’ll share a series of pictures I took during my short trip but for now let’s take a closer look at the work of Roman Geviuk and the stunning work he designed for . Under the name of GM Design Group that is based in Cecina, Italy, Roman designed a 430sq Exhbition Stand where you’ll get to see these exotic cars in a very edgy perspective and making it bold impression for their visitors. Design of exhibition stand "Mercedes-Benz", 430sq.m. Germany, design by Roman Geviuk "GM design group" More information via Behance.
Changing process does apply to all kinds of careers and work environments, it doesn’t imply entirely to design. Let’s take real estate for example, I don’t know if you’ve ever been in the process of buying a house or a condo. There’s the first meet, sharing a few options, visiting the potential candidates, catch-ups and a lot of back and forth from the seller to the buyer. It’s a big process and today we would like to a product that will ease-up that process. We are featuring a product called TOOR.today, a tool that will help real estate agents to access properties easier by the reach from their phone through an app. From the product design to the user flow from the site, we are definitely getting the care to every single details to the product and brand itself. It’s really well done! TOOR Today is a new age scheduling tool and lockbox that interact to seamlessly connect buyers, sellers, and agents all in one place. In an industry often known for subpar customer satisfaction, TOOR seeks to change that perception. The TOOR lockbox enhances the real estate experience, by introducing a new way to tour properties, sell properties and show properties in any market. TOOR’s sleek silhouette and cutting-edge design provides a solution to the lockbox and real estate industries that have been rip and overdue for modernisation. Part of what makes our lockbox unique is the Bluetooth and cellular capabilities that interact with our customized app. Have a sense of security knowing approved users can only gain access to the lockbox during scheduled showing times. No need to install obtrusive keypads or clunky smart locks. Simply place this device on a door, shed, rail, or another desired secure location. We’d love to see what other uses you come up with! Credits Ronald Gijezen Robbert Schefman Rob Smittenaar More information via Behance.
BLOSSOM is an industrial design project for a concept product for the product brand LEXON. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 degrees listening experience, in the form of a beautifully blossomed flower that's been simplified into geometric shapes of a cone and a cylinder. Those are the words from the designers behind it and what I love the most about it is how important industrial design has become. To a point that a speaker has design principles and clear source of inspiration. Product description The audio produced from the bottom-up is projected in all directions by the cone shape. This example of using design as a function, rather than relying on complex engineering and technology, is best fit for the product brand LEXON. BLOSSOM’s iconic shape becomes a beautiful addition to an interior design, and it has been designed with LEXON's brand identity in mind. - Behance Industrial Design The audio-dispersing cone can be nested into the main cylinder body for portability, while also serving as a protective shell for the delicate speaker cover. The cover itself is a flexible spandex material that joins the product's two main geometries together, while giving the surreal illusion of the cone balancing itself at the smallest point. - Behance This project was originally shared by Soohun Jung, Rich Park and BEBOP Designers on Behance. For more information check out the project at https://www.behance.net/gallery/43581107/Blossom-360-Speaker
Between the announcement of the iPhone 7 and the most (not-so) outrageous removal of the headphone jack. I would say that what surprised me the most was the announcement of the new product called: Airpods. In my opinion, It’s not a design for everyone and it comes to a pretty expensive price. With a little search, you can find very affordable wireless headphones out there. That comes to what we would like to feature the work of Mauricio Romano and his AUXILIARY project. What is it? It’s a collaboration exploration with his community of Instagram at creating/making a conceptual headphone with a designed-wear mindset and detachable earbuds just in case you need to replace the broken one. From the sketches and doodles, you’ll get to follow his process from the piece of paper to the final render that he did his earbuds and headphones. Definitely worth checking out. AUXILIARY is a new kind of project for me. It was a design exploration with a small community of followers on Instagram. It was a journey in which we explored new forms and sparked new ideas. More information: http://mauromano.com/auxiliary.
Heinz Bloody Mary is a personal project, I believe shared by Constantin Bolimond. The reasons I don't know for sure if it's personal is because the project is simply beautiful done. The quality of the renders gave me the impression it was the real product. In the end I saw that was done in Cinema 4D and VRay. Anyways, this 3D packaging project is a great example that today there's no excuses for designers to not execute and showcase their work well. The tools are available, it's easy to learn online. It's all about the designer. For those out there who have no idea what a Bloody Mary is: A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and/or celery salt. It has been called "the world's most complex cocktail" - Wikipedia Packaging design Constantin is a designer from Minsk, Belarus focused on packaging design and industrial design. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://bolimond.com/