Archive for the ‘Appliances’ Category
This is a really cool piece of weatherstation with 4 different units from Danish Georg Jensen. Including clock, thermometer, barometer and hygrometer. Contemporary in dark black and brushed steel. Everything designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen.
Tivoli Audio was started by Tom DeVesto, a respected and established leader in the audio industry, with the goal of bringing simple to use, high-quality audio products to the consumer at reasonable prices. From now on you can buy a limited edition of radios in the popular ”Model one” in collaboration with scandinavian designer Per Sundberg. This exklusive little piece in glass is not only really expensive but also really beautiful.
The LightAir is probably the world’s most efficient air purifier without even looking like one! It pleases the eye and restores the body – the unique technology combined with award winning design delivers 99.94% clean air. The simple transparent form feels at home in any environment. No expensive filters need to be replaced – just clean the collector when necessary! Designed by Michael Malmborg.
When Pia Wallén was hired to design and colour the new vacuum cleaner Ultra silencer for the Swedish brand Electrolux she found her inspiration in the sound she loves most. The peaceful sound of falling snow. Therefore the colour she picked also were the brightest she could find – white! The result? The ”coolest” vacuum cleander ever.
We have told you about the wonderful team of DIY Kyoto and their amazing Wattson earlier this year when we first met them in Milan. Well we met them again in London not too long ago, and thought it was a good opportunity to let all our readers who missed the first post know what an important product they are developing. The Wattson is basically a device that gives you an immediate understanding of how much energy you are using, what that relates to in terms of money, thus turning an intangible good like electricity into something visible and tangible. The effect it had on us was amazing, seeing how much energy you waste by having devices on standby or not using energy efficient devices and caused us to completely rethink our set up. Earlier this year the Wattson was still in prototype stage, but we are very happy to let you know that it is now an amazing piece of craftsmanship as you can see from the images (more after the jump) that is ready to go into mass production. Currently only available for Europe (no US rates are uploaded yet and the 110 V needs to be captured) we hope that it will soon make it to the US, a device so important needs to be available word wide, so we can all have our Do It Yourself Kyoto treaty…
IDEA International was one of the few highlights at 100% Design in London. They had a very creative approach to various products from all kind of categories. One of the items we particularly liked was this Music Mug which works magic with any iPod you might fancy. Just pop it inside and listen to your tunes. Granted, it’s not the Bose sound experience but you cant expect that for 3800¥ either. Comes in white and black.
Here’s a great example of how close to final marketable product student design work can be. We saw Nick Wells’ wonderful scale alongside some other great work by the Kingston University Graduate Show 2006 in London a couple days ago and really liked his thinking behind his design. Where does a scale go when not in use? Well, nowhere it just occupies space. Enough with that said Nick and designed a simple solution. One little step on the side of the scale, it angles itself up and voilá, one easy grab and it’s ready to be hung on a wall. Nifty!
Wallconcept design and manufacture modern and stylish templates for decorating both home and office.The company has a revolutionary idea with a unique and easy-to-use applicable technique. The templates can successfully be used even by the most inexperienced to do a professional work! Kostas Karatanasis, founder of Wallconcept, says: It started as an experiment, something to decorate a wall, but became a success among friends. The developing and the demand grew and, together with Valentin Mellström (Creative Director) and some design groups, the idea to create stylish motifs and offer them to consumers as a do-it-yourself-product was born. Research and hard work has resulted in a high quality product that is easy to use.The motifs, inspired by street art, fashion, magazines and film, lightens up the walls and creates something new in every home!
Nowadays, people are becoming increasingly aware of the significance of good design. The desire to be exciting, new and different permeates almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Sagaform, are taking advantage of this momentum; and have increased their collaboration with gifted designers who are in touch with the latest trends. The have even designed a special picnic collection with modern pieces for the summer of 2006. Go check for yourself!
As if from a different planet but made for earthly enjoyment –featuring magnificent design, quality and performance. The innovative space miracle for purists and people on the move. Grilliput can be reduced to a handy size for transporting and will ensure a really great barbecue. Simply set it up and everyone will be fascinated Maximum experience for minimalists – after all, less is more!