The inspiration behind Air Drop concept was to provide cleanest air as possible for home owners, especially when you live in polluted city. This small device cleans the air using 2 filtration methods: standard filter to remove any airborne particles from the air, the second method is the growth of air plants. If you don’t know what’s an air plant is, it’s a plant that can grow only with sunlight and air, you don’t need any soil. NASA has done some studies and found out indoor plants have been proven to be very effective in controlling indoor air pollution, these plants are also able to absorb gasses such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.
Aside providing you with clean air, Air Drop also functions as decorative piece. It will become your pet and due to its high level of self sufficiency, all you need to do is to water it. The designer mentioned that this item would bridge the gap between electronic function and the living qualities of nature for all urban dwellers. User can hang Air Drop near a window or perhaps more than one to increase its effectiveness.
With brilliant features and an exceptional look, the final design of Hyundai 2020 City Car has already been exposed by Nicolas Stone. This car is designed to present a new idea of a compact car with a plug-in hybrid, based on the recent revolutionary technology developed by MIT. The exterior shell of this car is shown as latest transparent solar panels that will collect ambient light for generating electricity. This car is powered by a photosynthesis artificial system by utilizing the latest energy model. This super car needs sunlight and water only for its functionality, just like a plant needs.
Utilizing a new energy model, the vehicle uses the electricity to stimulate a central water tank, splitting the water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gets stored in special reserve tanks, while the oxygen gets expelled into the air as exhaust. With this model, the vehicle functions like a plant, only needing the sun and water to create its own fuel. The sleek, mono-volume design allows for optimal interior space and utility. Special design features also include layered body panels, unique headlight/side mirror units, and offset seating to allow elbow room for all occupants.
Since the principle material used to construct the exterior functions by re-directing light to the edges, I wanted to accentuate this feature in the design. To do so, I designed the roof panel to act like a canopy, suspended over the roof pillars mimicking a shade or visor. The rear lights themselves are packed into the edge of the “glass sleeve” composing the exterior, to seem as if the brake lights are being emitted from the glass edges.
Using this technology, there were key issues that had to be solved in the revision stage. While the solar panels use highly saturated dyes, this color cannot be used on the entire exterior because it would disorient the driver. To solve this, I broke up the material into three different shades (clear/smoked/colored) and strategically placed them around the vehicle in order to maximize driver visibility
Technology aside, it was important that I attempt to break the stigma against small cars in North America. To do this, I used long lines that stretch across the form, visually elongating the vehicle and providing an athletic stance. In order to maximize the use of such a small package, I used a mono-volume approach to open-up the interior space as much as possible. Another important feature to small vehicles is character… so besides a traditional “happy face”, I designed the headlights and side mirrors to be integrated into one unit that extends out from the body like eyes.
Eye Mist is an eye sprayer that works more effective than conventional eyedroppers. The problem with ordinary eye drops, we have to bend our head back when we want to apply it, another problem would be germs in the cap. This concept device is equipped with a mirror for accurate application, even when the mirror is not there, you can still align the bottle tip to your eye, and spray. The ergonomic shape makes it easy to grip, press the button to release the spray, no need to bend your head back. Any remaining liquid can be easily monitored since the rear of this bottle has been designed with transparent material.
Designers : Jang Yeong Seo, Lee Hyung Sub, Park On Hee, and Roh Ga Young