Huisu Jo shared an industrial design project that would solve one of the biggest issues I have today with working from home, light or the correct lighting for video-conference. 'Hook' allows people to adjust the position of the lights they need according to the situation.
After all these years I never felt any need to get a bicycle. I have a nice Fuji road bike since 2011 and it’s been very reliable and fun to ride - I am not a biker that gets all geared up on weekends, I just like to bike. The biggest issue for me has been the fact I live in a hilly area, that adds an extra challenge not so much on my legs, but more related to my motivation to just go for a bike ride. That’s why the idea of an electric bike has been growing on me, the issue was that most of them, personally , were just too ugly.
We are featuring an industrial design project that is quite intriguing that is totally worth a share on abdz. Introducing EATSY which is an 'adaptable tableware' for the visually impaired designed by Jexter Lim. What's really interesting about this project is the entire process, from the conceptual idea, sketching, prototyping, and lots of testing.
They believe in less but better. Not the forgettable plastic toys, blinking lights, or complicated electronics. Instead, they make simple, modern toys that last. Full of stories and imagination. To be enjoyed today and treasured tomorrow, these are toys you will keep for good. By making toys with better values, they hope they will become a lasting part of your life and a meaningful part of your story. Check them out at Huzi Design or on Instagram @huzidesign
STEL Design is an industrial design studio based in Santa Barbara, CA, USA and we are taking a look at the design of the NOMAD Base Station Pro. In other words, a full surface wireless charging station where you can charge up to three devices that can be placed anywhere on the actual surface. And as I quote: 'An 18-coil matrix lies beneath a seamless surface for an effortless charging experience.' I really dig the design, it's classy, premium feel and it comes in black.
Draw from nature, as if you picked up a rock and start coloring. Color Gem is a set of mineral-like crayons exploring the metaphor and satisfaction of releasing colors directly from a burnt chalk, an apple, or granites and stones. Studio Unto has transformed the crayon block into a process similar to rock erosion; every sign of press, indent and dulled corner instruments the flow of the user's artistic footprints.
Flowers are always beautiful from bud to withered. Intending to show off the beauty of flowers, this flower vase was conceived, not any flower vase, but an elegant example of great industrial design. The author is Shinya Oguhi, an award winner industrial designer based in Tokyo, Japan. There’s not much to say about this project, it’s the perfect combination of form and function. Minimalism at its best.
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.