Arthur Kenzo is an industrial designer working in the Google Industrial Design Team. He shared a look of the making of the Google Pixel 4. I do own the Pixel 4 and it's quite fascinating to see some of the behind-the-scenes of what went through the process and designing Google's flagship phone.
Have you ever experienced that last minute panic when you’re trying to leave the house and can’t find your phone/wallet/keys? Or not been able to find the TV remote or your reading glasses? Or perhaps forgotten to post a birthday card or letter that was waiting by the door?
Layer Design has shared an interesting project via their Behance profile. Introducing Hop, an adaptable suitcase can also utilize as a backpack. Adaptable so you will be able to have the right amount of compartment and by at the same time support yourself to any kind of travel necessities.
Louis Berger shared this amazing product and industrial design concept for a phone focused on content creation and sharing evolving from the most important functions of smartphones. Mosaic, as Louis calls it, rethinks the smartphone camera as an independent & modular device. It's made to enable more modern & individual mobile computing setups. The post he shared on Behance it’s quite amazing and I’d love to highlight some of the features he mentioned.
Back on April 24, 2015 the world was introduced to the original Apple Watch that literally changed the 'watch industry' forever. Happy 5th Birthday Apple Watch! For the occasion, one of the designers that worked on the first Apple Watch team shared a few fun facts that we took the liberty to embed it below. I am really thankful for Imran Chaudhri for sharing such an insightful series of facts that went into the development.
The amazing people over at Unicorn scooters reached out to us to share a bit more about their vision and of course, their design process. They create a scooter totally focused on the idea of sharing. It’s electric and has a super sleek look. Everything is really well thought out, from the industrial design to the brand identity. We also love to receive this type of message. If you have any product you would like us to feature here on the blog, let us know.
One of my favorite artists of all time is Piet Mondrian. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements. That is exactly the phase I am the biggest fan. I painted a few pieces recreating some of his iconic pieces like the Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow from 1930 for example.
Well it is November 2019 and carmakers from Tesla didn't hold back and introduced the Cybertruck. What was your first impressions? At first, I didn't like the design (still don't) but it definitely looks straight out of the 1982's Blade Runner which is pretty dope if you ask me.
Markus Hofko shared an amazing industrial design project for a modular shelving system called KUR!O. The product is still in development but the idea is quite simple, you can create different configurations with a limited amount of pieces and that’s the beauty of the whole thing, the simplicity and beautiful colors. Take a look below and let us know what you think. For more information about the KUR!O modular shelving system check out https://von-morgen.de
The iconic Nizo S 800 Braun Super 8 was made in Germany by Niezoldi & Krämer / Braun. This thing is a beautiful piece of history, one of the best super8 cameras ever built. This camera is gorgeous in terms of design, usability and how cool you used to look when filming. We are featuring the 3D creation by Jason Zigrino who built the Nizo S 800 right from scratch with Maxon Cinema 4D, ArionFX, Fusion 360 and Redshift3D. The result is magnificent and we had to find a slot to share this 3D achievement. Just take a look at the details, the dials, the font used and everything. Just wow!
Another subject that I would like to share about, 'industrial design', it's something I dearly enjoy to the point that maybe one day I will make a career switch but not yet... Let's take a look at this cool concept of the Cosso, a way to re-invent how we make our espresso and using its feature of making your own capsule as well for later use. I am a fan of coffee and I would totally see myself using this machine for my daily life whatever you would want your coffee on the go at all times. Just like the way you would store those Airpods?
I am a huge Sneaker lad, I don't own a crazy load of pairs but I do appreciate its design work. Whenever I stumbled across a nice-looking shoe, I would always wonder about its process. What's the creative process of making a sneaker? Aurelien Longo does an incredible job and explaining but also he is such a talented maker of these designs. We are sharing his work on the ADIDAS x UNDEFEATED GSG9. It looks gorgeous and somehow practical.
There are some projects that are really incredible but very difficult to understand, especially when the designer doesn't add any description. That's the case of this super intricate industrial design project that Fernanda Morrill shared on her Behance profile for Mexico Paralelo titled Critical Design. I will let you try to guess what it is and if you do, please share with me via Twitter.
Technology has come to an era where users are quite demanding of what they want in terms of size, performance, features and etc. The best example would be about our beloved smartphone, there is a long list of demands to tackle for companies in order to create the perfect smartphone. How about if all this demanding generated into an addiction? How many of us (including myself) use our smartphone before bed?
I guess everybody on Earth knows what is IKEA, right? It's the home furnishings & furniture company founded in the beautiful country of Sweden. Since 2008, they have been proven to be the world's largest furniture retailer and yet still prove they can innovate.
Let me start this post by stating that I am a fan of IKEA. It might sound crazy, but for me they apply the Bauhaus principles to make design simple and accessible to all. Look at this industrial design project for the Fold lamp, a pendant light that is designed for the dining room by the industrial designer Jaekyu Jung. The fold lamp is made up of magnesium; the material was specifically picked to keep the weight down.
We are announcing a collaboration from makers from Anicorn and their last creation: the Redundant Watch which is now live on Kickstarter. We love the products they make as we have featured previous endeavours on ABDZ.
We have featured the work of PDF Haus before on ABDZ. Now they are back with this cool concept (I presume) of what would look like today if they were redesigning the 1974 Minolta XL 400. It was a Super 8mm film camera that actually uses film cartridges!
Reinventing the Bubble Tea Glass Cup, no straw needed. We are featuring the bubble tea glass cup design by Mickey Wu, Fang Shih and cie. For those who don't know what Bubble Tea is, well it's a street drink culture with tapioca balls invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s. And now it's a drink being made all over the World and everyone would have their own twist on the recipe.
One of the most gratifying things about running ABDZ is the emails we received daily from designers around the world sharing their projects. Students have a very special place in my heart because I’ve been one and I tried to reach out to publications too, so I try my best to be responsive and for this post, I would love to share this amazing industrial design project from Shreyans, a student of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).