How many of us use mobile phones effectively? Research shows that quite a number of people replace their cell phones very often resulting in the dumping of millions of mobile phones annually, which becomes an increasing e-waste problem. In order to improve the life cycle of mobile phones, these industrial designers have come up with excellent concept. Their main idea was to design a phone, which was simple, enduring and innate to disassemble for more proficient recycling and disposal. To increase the life-span of its use, experts desired to create a sense of emotional attachment over the phone through the use of play. Well, the ring in the mobile phone offers accurate geometry for a human-powered induction generator, which charges the mobile phone when gyrated around your finger. The mode of dismantling the phone is intuitive and non-threatening, with the shell being designed to be ergonomic in nature. This helps the user become familiar with the process, which would make him/her recycle just parts of the phone rather than the entire phone itself.
Kitchen Hub futuristic device aims to manage your food consumption properly. Based on United Nations, food waste is one of great challenges we face in 21th century. The main engine of this device lies within the apps, it’s been designed to be user friendly, a helping hand, and a nice companion in your kitchen. The form is pretty subtle, these high tech elements are constructed inside a round shape and soft material.
Kitchen Hub functions as nutritional plate, food stock status, smart shopping, and recipes. The electronic plate splits into 4 sections: fruit, vegetable, grains, and protein. There are 2 smaller circles that you can use for dairy products and healthy oils, it will show you alimentation to fit your diet. Using this device, you can also check your whole family members nutritional status.
Designer : Francisco Barboza Grasa
Checking your food stock status at home is easy, it’ll show you everything in real time, the center of the circle is “Today” and each ring represents one day more in the coming 7 days. Different food has different color, when a circle is close to the center, it’s an alarm that the food is closer to the expiration date. The size of the circle also represents the amount of items left.
Smart Shopping. You can shop online directly from your kitchen, it advises you to buy the things you need for a certain recipe or diet, in fact, you can also check your food status by connecting from different gadgets. Cooking with Kitchen Hub provides great experience, it will offer recipes based on your available ingredients, especially those food which close to the expiration to avoid food waste.
The smart stand ring allows you to place Kitchen Hub over your worktop, a nice and proper view angle. The ring has 4 buttons, each one for one function. All elements are washable, simply detach the handle and wash it to remove any fat, smoke, or liquids.
Primavera Helmet, designed by Sebastian Hess, is a key product of the latest high quality helmet array for the recent scooter generation. This open face, easy and casual helmet provides 180° visor that meets classic elegance. The clearly defined design has reduced to the essential components only and the style combines the legendary past with latest appearance. Innovation and vision, tradition and future, engineering and design are the main factors of this sustainable product. The main goal of designing this product is to provide excellent safety to the new generation scooter riders with a brilliant outlook that will attract the attention of all range of bikers.
The Primavera helmet revives a legendary past and represents the birth of the new brand NZI by Hess Design. In its design and performance the helmet plays with citations and references to the exceptional Vespa 50 Special, the style icon of the 70`s. The minimalistic aesthetics of the Primavera refers directly to the mystic Vespa-models of the 70`s. These style icons were the base for the new developed helmet with its innovative features and its easy and safe use. New standards in terms of urbanity and innovation are set by creating a complete Primavera edition containing helmet, gloves and scarves.
Quality is no longer enough. Today a product or a brand is perceived as new only if its functionality and its materials are innovative. Tradition and future, innovation and vision, engineering and design unify and peak in an “honest” and sustainable product without loosing the base of creating innovative, technical and protective apparel. The ambition of the cooperation between NZI and Hess Design is to develop and create new charming products. Essential elements therefor are the intensive investigation of user scenarios and the vision of creating sustainable and innovative products. NZI and Hess Design develop products for seekers of beauty, for people with consciousness looking for high quality products.
Sportiness, dynamic and elegance in all their plainness are the key features of the Primavera. Clearly defined lines that are reduced to the essence underline the character and style consciousness. Their forms and their flow give hints to some new key features. The front of the Primavera with its playful swinging lines and the decorative air-inlets refer to hairstyles and hat fashion of the 60`s. The rear section with its metallic air-outlets rather speaks an automotive language and makes sure the helmet in its appearance is well-balanced. The 180° rotatable visor marks the heart of the helmet. Different shaped and toned visors can be attached to the patented helmet fixation tool-free via magnetic system in just a second.
The fusion of traditional, classical elegance with young, fresh and easy streetwear effects an exciting and charming impression. Deep satisfaction and intimate gratification will be experienced by every Primavera user. Desire of spring, desire of style awakes in all seekers of beauty. Primavera represents the initial of a new lifestyle that can be lived. Primavera, the helmet for the high tech community of tomorrow.