The Plus Pendant prototype is a fully functional ceiling mounted OLED luminaire designed to showcase the future capabilities of Organic LED such as its thin, surface based light and flexibility.
The OLED frame flexes up and down to change the characteristics of the light, ranging from an area light to a spot light. This is unseen mechanism is achieved by clever use of magnets and tensile wiring, driven by a motor and ball screw. A tablet app controls the luminaire via a Bluetooth connection.
The OLED panels are mounted on a flexible frame which flexes up or down to change the conical characteristic of the incident light into either an area light, directional light, spotlight or anywhere in between. The thickness of the arms measure in at 5mm at the fattest section of the arm. This razor thin profile really accentuates the film-like qualities of OLED technology. The arms flex with the help of an internal motor, magnets and tensile cables to drive the annulus up the steel column. This gives the illusion of an invisible mechanism shifting the state of the Plus Pendant.
The light can be controlled via a Bluetooth paired app on a smartphone or tablet device. The app has two modes: automatic and manual. In automatic mode, the Plus Pendant cycles through five programmed sequences. In manual mode, the user can specify their desired position and brightness.
The Plus Pendant uses 36 LG Chem OLEDs in the design. OLED lighting is seen as the next generation in lighting technology. Organic LEDs are surface lit lighting panels which are predicted to be brighter, more efficient, and have countless more applications. By laying the OLEDS out on a cross shaped chassis, the light can be evenly spread to create a soothing, low glare, high CRI light. It achieves all of this whilst still maintaining a 1.8mm thickness. The maximum illumination of the Plus Pendant is 2636 lumens. Although the frame is flexible, the OLED panels themselves are rigid.
The textile cover is manufactured by an innovative process called 3D knitting. Essentially, a CNC machine knits the cover with various different materials and textures, each serving particular purposes. In terms of an industrial design approach, this technology opens up a plethora of possibilities.
This particular piece has been knitted with white polyester and grey wool thread to create a single, seamless textile. To complete the piece, invisible zips have been added.
Timber components found on the steel column, which have been CNC machined and finished with low sheen polyurethane, are century-old recycled ironbark, sourced from the original Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, Australia.
This work was supported by CSIRO, Australia’s national research agency. The CSIRO Flexible Electronics Theme is developing materials and processes to enable the low-cost manufacture of flexible electronics technologies such as displays, lighting and solar cells. Their mission is to develop the science and partner with industry to create new opportunities for manufacturing in Australia and overseas.
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Here comes the new Lavender cell phone design as the symbol of beauty and stylishness. The design offers a clean look and simplicity because the front of the device is accompanied only by the speaker and the home button. The back side of Lavender phone looks like a perfume bottle with specification labels and feminine design concept. There are a variety of accessories incorporated with this innovative device such as USB connector with magic latch system and perfume dispenser with refillable facility etc. The lights on this graceful cellphone pulsate when used in a dark location.
The aroma of lavender is a universal symbol of beauty and elegance. The Samsung Lavender is the translation of this beauty into a physical form. Therefore, the design of the Lavender can be enjoyed by anyone, just like the perfume of Lavender.
The lines of the device are clean, fluid and wrap the device in harmony. The design displays ideal proportions and simplicity. This form is wrapped in a deep violet color, showing notes of warm pink. The “home” button is crafted in a ruby color, and like a gem, wonderfully sparkles light.
Toyota has revealed stunning Toyota FT-1 concept car at the North American International Auto Show. The name itself FT-1 means “Future Toyota” where the number “1” represents the ultimate. It was formulated for the first time by Calty Design Research for Sony Playstation Gran Turismo game environment, then this concept sports car leapt from screen to the stage in a race-inspired press conference at COBO Hall.
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Curved, muscular, and expressive body which is seemingly shaped by the wind. Inlets, ducting, and vents are features of the exterior design that help reinforce its track–ready nature with elements of purposeful airflow management.
Designer : Calty Design Research
There’s a retractable rear wing that at higher speeds, it deploys and tilt forward to provide you with additional downforce. Aggressive body is expressed with taut surfaces and dramatic fender forms to attract eyes when covered in red hue.
The front engine rear-wheel drive configuration is located at the cockpit far rearward within wheel base, this way, it will improve weight distribution equally. The design elements also consider classic sportscar proportion, something that you can expect from a vehicle designed to dominate the road. Unfortunately, there are no technical specifications for this concept just yet.