As the world’s population is constantly increasing, the space that we have constantly decreases. More and more people are living in confined spaces. In the future our homes and built environments will only decrease in size. With this decrease it is a necessity to use the space we have wisely. One way to do this is through furniture that serves multiple purposes, thus reducing the space a piece of furniture utilizes but increasing the functionality.
Benches, Desks and counter tops in there most basic forms are horizontal surfaces at different heights. Working with this idea, this designer has developed the Clockwork Joinery concept. If we are to envision out future we must look and analyze ourselves in the present and respect the past. The past is always relevant and although this concept is designed for future living, it retains a certain aspect of nostalgic charm.
Influenced by the idea of interpreting the beauty and charm of an antique clock into a functional and flexible piece of furniture, Clockwork Joinery is braced to the ceiling and floor with 2 threaded columns. Rotating the central disc rotates 2 “geared” nuts on each of the columns. This mechanical force transfers to a vertical movement of the main unit. All the gears are exposed creating a sense of honesty. All the mechanical components are created from wood, creating a warmth an nostalgic connection not possible with other materials.
Varying the heights, it can serve many purposes such as Bench seating, Desk and Counter/Bar. The integrated shelving also aids structural support while providing storage space.
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This gravity car is designed by Mark Clarke (Senior Designer at Porsche Design) and 3dyn brought the car into reality. 3dyn took their surface data to create high density foam master models, high temperature fiberglass molds, and finally pre-preg carbon fiber body shells. The cars are fully functional, with high-performance downhill mountain bike disc brake systems, rack and pinon steering (with carbon fiber, F1 style steering) and 4-point safety harness. Short of the purchased bicycle components and formed clear canopies, 3dyn created all components in house, the majority being either carbon fiber or aircraft aluminum.
Too bad they won’t make any gravity car for 2008, as it’s stated on their website : “3dyn will not participate for 2008, as new commitments have precluded us from being able to build another 10+ cars this year. However we may still assist in the design process, if needed. 2008 should be “electrifying” for Zero E Racing.”
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