Thursday, August 23, 2012

"The Coca-Cola Beatbox" by Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan

The London based designers with long-time Olympic sponsors Coca-Cola designed a pavilion, piece of artwork which is also a musical instrument for its visitors. The spectacular Olympic Park pavilion can inspire visitors to Move to the Beat of London 2012. They can “play” and remix an Olympic soundtrack, created by Mark Ronson via sounds embedded in the building. The starting point of the project called “The Coca-Cola Beatbox” is the soft drinks company “Move to the Beat” campaign intended to inspire British youth and to connect them with the Olympic Games, to provoke their passion for music and sport.

The genius designed the Coca-Cola Pavilion are Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan. Swedish and British designers designed the Beatbox in white and red from 230 individual components, that makes complex, self-supporting structure. The giant crystalline structre is made from interlocked translucent air cushions with the size of billboard. In each cushion is groundbreaking audio, lighting and responsive sensor technology, used to upload the sport sound into the pavilion.

The visitors walk in small groups and the guide tells them a story of what sound it is and what panel they must touch. The sound can be of breathing, an archery bow or squeaky running shoes. When touched the sounds can be trigged and remixed by gestures and movements of the visitors. The magic of light of the cushions show us that has been designed to simulate the energy released when a bottle of Coca-Cola is opened served and shared. The 180 pannels glow rhythmically with Mark Ronson`s track. Controlled with individual code, each panel has eight polypropylene blades that fold in on themselves.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bounce Chair by Pedro Gomes

Ergonomic design is developed more than 30 years, but due to changes in work environments the importance of good and comfortable designed seating has regained the spotlight. People must sit for longer time when they are in the office and that's why well designed chair is very important for the body position. Ergonomic means the science of work and person`s relationship to work. It comes from Greek: ergon – work and nomoi – natural laws.  People need motion when they are sitting for longer time. Thanks to the motion there is no pressure on the hips or spine.

The Bounce Chair developed by designer Pedro Gomes is Pilates based chair it`s for people that love to relax while sitting of an exercise ball. The designer tried to re-create the dynamic relation between comfort and well-being. The chair has the functionality of a Pilate’s ball but applied in new form and with use of new materials. Thanks to base shaped, the chair allow the user to shake when sit. The long sitting in office is no more painful and boring. The Bounce chair is produced with sustainable materials made for customers comfort and health.  The handle of the chair is not designed to lean the customers back but to force the body to align with the vertical axis of the body. The idea is the weight to be aligned with the rotation center of the chair. The designer says that the chair is functional and ergonomic with unique and distinctive lines. The Bounce Chair can be really effective for people with bad posture, the can re-train their bodies while sitting with their spines in the right position.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Porsche kitchen designed for man

Porsche has always been connected with rapid speed, luxury, style and fantastic fast vehicles. But now we present you the first kitchen designed for men. The Porsche design Group and Poggenpohl M√∂belwerke GmbH have made their first co-designed kitchen P’7340. The kitchen debut was in Los Angeles. Everything in P’7340 kitchen is handmade in Herford, made to be stylish and from high-quality materials. Miele & Cie provide all appliances.

P'7340 is manufactured by Poggenpohl in collaboration with Porsche. The kitchen is sleek and functional, designed especially for male customers. Porsche kitchen is made from aluminium which is used by Porsche Design. The wall-mounted alluminium frames create squares. These frames give to the kitchen innovative and technical look. Thanks to the aluminium profiles customers can position their new kitchen cabinet any way by their desire. The frames are with integrated lights that directly illuminate the worktop and the surrounding. For the front customers can choose between heavily brushed pines, natural to the touch – Driftwood, or finely brushed dark oak. Thanks to these textures the kitchen looks very natural, simple and innovative.
Glass is the other material used for the design of Porsche kitchen. The glass is panted unostentatious on the back side and it’s available in two variants - satin or glossy finish. It can fill the frames or embellishes the front surfaces.  The glass can be satinized or polished and in many colorful variants – Deep Black, Platin Beige, Frozen Green, Olive Green or Pure White.

Worktops are thin, made from quartz-based materials or from satin-finished glass. All these give to the kitchen the impression of high-quality materials and stylish, modernistic look.
The Porsche P'7340 kitchen don’t have handles because designers don`t want to interrupt the look of all kitchen.  All cabinets can be opened by gentle touch of a finger. Cabinets are equipped with pull out elements. Thanks to the built in high-precision system the drawers opens gently. Thanks to the innovative mechanism gentle touching is enough to activate the mechanism and the door moves a few centimeters forward. The absence of handles further emphasizes simple and aesthetic appearance of the kitchen, but for those who still insist on the presence of handles, grab bars crafted from brushed aluminium are available.
Poggenpohl appliances are with touch controls and dialogue displays.

The Porsche kitchen offers its customers oven with integrated microwave, a steam oven and a fully automatic coffee machine. The sink is also unique with a straining system made of grooves. Multifunctionality of the kitchen is complemented by the high-tech-video system with built in LCD module. Modules are installed behind glass to protect the delicate components against dirt and water. This system does not require ventilation system, equipped with a small sound system that offers its customers analogue and digital connections.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Time for tea

Forget your morning with strong black coffee, tea is the new way to go. Here we present you some new stuff for your tea. With all this products the magical substance that makes you feel better after bad day is even more desired. So take one big cup of tea and read all what we have presented you here.
The origami design is what we found most interesting and stylish. First we present you origami bird tea bag. For now this is only a concept but charming and stylish. It`s beautiful to see the bird unfold in your cup with hot water, it also create an illusion of movement. This amazing Bird figured tea bags are created by Russian designer Natalia Ponomareva.

Second we present you a remarkable idea which combines cup and tea bag in one beautiful flower. From this origami flower you can make a cup. This smart idea is called Cuptea and it’s created by designer Lee Seo-Jin. Most people will think this is only bag tea and a cup, but for someone who understands the beauty of origami will appreciate all this.

Third we present you Tea Stick created by Lee Yuin Qin, simple but creative idea. It allows the user to hang the tea bag on the cup. Tea Stick is very stylish and modernistic.

We are going to present you some stylish and funny tea infuser.

Arta Tea Leaf Infuser is attractive and effective inspired by flower pots it looks like it’s growing from your cup with tee. Arta Tea Leaf infuser is designed in Seattle, USA.

Cute diving man inspired from the look of a traditional Korean driver. Made from silicone with stainless-steel ‘air tank’ for handy counterweight to fits into a cup and pots. Tea Diver is designed by Jung-Joo Kwon and Sung-Mun Yoon. With this cute infuser you don`t need tea bags.

iTea is single serving tea package with built in filter system. iTea is Innovative with simple and clean design.  The filtration system allow more intense flavor and its better than traditional oil absorbing bags.

Sugar bubbles designed by Erez Bar-Am for your comfort and chill. Sugar bubbles float 10 seconds on the surface before they dissolve.

Marina’s Birds by Fajno Design

Birds are wonderful and loved by many people. That's why there are many products inspired by birds. Images of birds, lamps, candles and many more work well for any home and any style. Bird decorations are excellent for more interiors like living room, children’s room or bedroom. Bird inspired decoration is suitable for office decor, connecting it to the nature. They are perfect for any age and gender.

Here we present you Marina`s Bird lamp, part of avian-themed collection, created by Belarus design studio Fajno. This is collection of ceiling and tabletop lamps. They are creative and stylish, available in many colors and materials. Suitable for any taste and any style, they are wonderful gifts for every occasion.
Marina`s Bird, made from wood or glass and painted in various colors bring playful mood to the room. Room decorated with lighting fixtures in form of small birds will be always stylish and modern. You can use for accent in your room one or more of this beautiful and friendly feathered friends.

Anti Crise Chair by Pedro Gomes

This chair provides peace of mind, because you can spend money in it and you feel relaxed. The Anti Crise Chair offers a sense of relaxation for your body and your mind. The chair change the usual way of saving and becomes part of everyday life and interior. We can save money in more playful and interactive way. The process is designed in 3 steps. The first is saving money, but here the traditional money “pig” is reinterpreted. Pedro Gomes chair have small opening on the top of the backrest, there you can put your coins and spare them for emergency use only. The seat and the back support of the chair are one hollow component offering a place for your savings.

The second step is to reach emergency equipment to be able to reach the limited access to the saved money.
If the time is bad and you reach your economic breaking point you can use your savings. Here the usual gesture of breaking the money pot is replaced. You must smash the glass on the rear of the backrest of your Anti Crise Chair. There you will find small handsaw which you need to use to cut the front end of the seat and to take all your earnings. The third step is reaching your savings by breaking the money pot. In this case the act is more personal and labored, because you must cut the seat using a handsaw.
But do not worry, the chair can still be used. You can use the hole there to store magazines or books that you read. The Anti Crise Chair still remains an attractive and multifunctional.

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