Nissan E-NV200 WORKSPACe Could Be The Future of All Electric Mobile Office

Apparently Nissan e-NV200 can be transformed into a comfortable workspace, Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe. In collaboration with Studio Hardie, a UK-based design workshop, Nissan has transformed its all-electric van into world’s first all electric mobile office. It’s not a crappy office, it features professional office environment with an integrated fold-out desk, wireless internet, touchscreen computer, wireless phone charging, cool smartphone-controlled LED lights, Bluetooth audio system, mini fridge, and of course, a coffee machine to keep you caffeinated while working.

Although it’s only a concept design but it also represents the potential to transform your electric van into a nice office on-the-go. It creates a picture what a desk-based employment could look like in the future, maybe flexible working environment can grow in popularity across the globe.

Designer : Nissan

Nissan E-NV200 Workspace Electric Mobile Office

Nissan E-NV200 Workspace Electric Mobile Office

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Top 20 Winning Designs of A’Design Award and Competition from All Years

If you are a follower of Tuvie, you’ll already know about A’Design Award and Competition. Usually this time of year, they are open for registration where great designs are submitted from around the world to win this prestigious design award. We’d like to inspire you through top 20 of winning designs from all years.

1. Toybic Personalized RC Car by Denis Orlenok
Designed as next generation of personalized remote controlled toy car, Toybic can be custom-designed through online application and 3D printed directly from home. This platform gives user a chance to enjoy interactive virtual games but in a real world.

Toybic Personalized RC Car by Denis Orlenok

2. Pulse Foosball table by Mula Preta Design
As popular entertainment product, foosball table always bring people together playing a scaled football game. Pulse Foosball Table features modern design since it’s going to be placed in an extremely modern Gym. It combines acrylic, wood, and glass as the base.

Pulse Foosball table by Mula Preta Design

3. Wooden eBike by Matthias Broda
The goal of this project was to create an electrical bike and build it in an eco-friendly way. It uses CNC machinery and wood material in production process since it is the most cost efficient way to guarantee repeatability unlike manufacturing. It’s an ideal way for a small mass production and still can be customized for individual needs.

Wooden eBike by Matthias Broda

4. Romo Printing shop and photo studio by Claudio and Christian Gantous
This architecture design blends semi-desert landscape with progressive industrial building to house a line printing shop and photo studio. The main challenge here is to design iconic industrial building and minimize its visual impact by integrating the archicture with its natural topography and endemic vegetation. The result is pretty amazing, the roof’s design and the natural landscape are integrated in one continuous expanse, infused with a mosaic of modular flower beds and solar panels.

Romo Printing shop and photo studio by Claudio and Christian Gantous

5. Chess set by Duval Patterson
Beautiful chess set made from manufactured birch hardwood dowels and blocks, there’s no carving involved here. It looks really good that you can use it as decoration when not in use.

Chess set by Duval Patterson

6. Stable Chopsticks by Jieming Yu
Chopsticks design doesn’t change much, people who are having dinner with chopsticks usually put them on the table or place the tips on the side of the plates. Due to the shape of chopsticks, which are usually cylindrical, they are very easy to slide and fall down to the floor. Jieming Yu offers redesigned chopsticks with small groove, in this way, user can place them on the bowls or plates without worrying accidental slide down.

Stable Chopsticks by Jieming Yu

7. Bird Wearable input device by Prime.total product design
Have you watched Minority Report movie? If you have, then you might be familiar with this device. It’s a futuristic wearable device that aggregates the entire spectrum of interactive methods in a form of ring-like accessory. With this device, the entire room can be transformed into 3D interactive workspace.

Bird Wearable input device by Prime.total product design

8. Concept#3 Electric Motorcycle by Stefan Toth
Inspired by custom motorcycle builders, Stefan Tóth designed a universal two-wheeled vehicle for urban environment. Dedicated for short distance commute, this e-motorbike requires frequent charging, but don’t worry, this problem is solved with switchable battery. The transparent dashboard allows rider to see the road through, the upper part can be used as a storage space for luggage.

Concept#3 Electric Motorcycle by Stefan Toth

9. Toilet Paper Roll Redesign Toilet Paper Roll by Sheng-Hung Lee & Josipa Dodig
This concept toilet paper roll would make all dust go away. It is made from disinfected recycling paper pulp, you don’t need to purchase additional toilet roll holder, this unit has provided you with all you need.

Toilet Paper Roll Redesign Toilet Paper Roll by Sheng-Hung Lee & Josipa Dodig

10. JinGoo Wireless Audio Light by DAQI Concept
We have featured this audio light before, well, great minds think alike. JinGoo is a wireless auto player and mood lighting, a beautiful product design to enhance any contemporary interior design. It is powered by lithium batteries and uses energy-saving LED lamps.

JinGoo Wireless Audio Light by DAQI Concept

11. Hideaway Chair Children’s Chair by Think & Shift
Cozy and comfortable, designed specifically for children, this chair features spherical form to provide enclosure for visual and audio privacy. The unique shape invites children to sit and relax. The body is pretty low to the ground, suggesting to children that it is designed for them not for adults. There are gaps between each bent ply section to allow dirt and liquids to fall through, each upholstered panel is fixed to the chair using clips, it can be easily removed for cleaning.

Hideaway Chair Children's Chair by Think & Shift

12. Vacs Assistive Geriatric Device by Guillermo Márquez & Graciela Guadarrama
As more people suffer from hypertension, these designers want to come up with a medical device that can help reducing the death rate caused by this disease. Vacs is a concept real-time heart pulse monitoring device, it can be connected to other service platform that can give emergency response when necessary.

Vacs Assistive Geriatric Device by Guillermo Márquez & Graciela Guadarrama

13. Worknic Lunchbox by Andrea Mazo Viadero
This lunchbox has been designed with “sharing” spirit to encourage people to have lunch outside the office. Eating lunch together can increase our social skill, enhancing our primary intuitions. This lunchbox features multiple containers that can be used for all kind of foods, you can easily pick up one container and share it with others around you.

Worknic Lunchbox by Andrea Mazo Viadero

14. Cargob Urban Eco Bike by Peng Zhan for PONZ DESIGN
This cargo bike is really handy for medium distance deliveries of consumer goods. The front cart can be separated from the bike, in this way, when the delivery guy arrives at his/her destination, they can unlock the front cart and pull it into the building instead of unloading all the packages. The motor of this electric bike can also collect energy from riding and braking, transforming kinetic energy into electric that the rider can use to charge mobile devices.

Cargob Urban Eco Bike by Peng Zhan for PONZ DESIGN

15. Pebble Heater by Elaheh Tassavor
Keeping simplicity in mind, Elaheh has designed Pebble. It’s a heater that offers ultimate user experience by giving complete control over ambient climate. This heater uses Bluetooth and Wifi compatible device to sync with homes and offices thermometers to provide efficient and green user experience. This device can be controlled remotely and via touch, the body design provides a pleasant aesthetic feeling to the room.

Pebble Heater by Elaheh Tassavor

16. CHRONODROP Smart Watch by Beomjun Sohn
A unique watch that was inspired by a drop of water and Confucian aphorism. This watch features minimalist design with waterdrop-shaped minute hand and LED hour hand. It has 2 circular LCD screens. Time flows like the water in the river, we guess that’s what the designer wants to remind user.

CHRONODROP Smart Watch by Beomjun Sohn

17. Boomerang Telephone by Valentino Chow
Just as its name suggests, you can tell that this phone was inspired by traditional Australian throwing tool. Boomerang features ultra-slim handset with a perfect arc, looking really elegant on your desk. This stylish cordless home phone meets consumer demand for product design that doesn’t sacrifice its appearance for function. The glossy black finish with chromed highlights would attract everyone’s eyes.

Boomerang Telephone by Valentino Chow

18. LW-01 Medical Bottle Cap by SUWU Design Studio
This innovative medical bottle cap can be used on almost standard mineral water bottles. It is able to hold short term pills so that when you need to carry your drugs, you don’t need additional storage space, especially when you traveling. People swallow pill with water, this smart design integrates your pill with your water bottle, very convenient for you to take your pills at any time.

LW-01 Medical Bottle Cap by SUWU Design Studio

19. MorePlusDesk with moss Table by Giorgio Caporaso
Bringing green into your office with More Desk Plus. This unique desk is made with cardboard body and lacquered wood finishes, under the tempered glass top, there’s a beautiful moss rug lives depending only the humidity of the air. This table would become a centerpiece in any room, visually striking by creating open-air sensation to your interior décor.

MorePlusDesk with moss Table by Giorgio Caporaso

20. Bike Break Electric Trike Mobile Kiosk by Chiara Minì
This trike is a human-powered transport, designed specifically to offer you with sustainable transportation. Bike Break is a moving kiosk with an e-bike for the transfers. With this trike, you can easily park your kiosk anywhere, the modern design would attract people to have a drink or coffee.

Bike Break Electric Trike Mobile Kiosk by Chiara Minì

A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 – Last Call for Entries

Update: A’ Design Award has updated its late deadline to March 7. Enter your works now at http://www.adesignaward.com

Time is ticking, this is a gentle reminder guys, we’d like to urge you to submit your best works to A’ Design Awards & Competition. Remember, the submission deadline is on February 28, 2016, check this link to start your registration.

A’ Design Awards & Competition is world’s largest design competition that highlights best of the best, starting from products, services, to design concepts. It’s not just a design award, it functions as indicator of quality and perfection in design, this competition is recognized worldwide and gets attention from design oriented companies worldwide. Winning this competition would certainly put you in the map, your work will attract eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide, in return, you’ll find better and higher profile jobs and sales leads. We have highlighted few benefits for winners in previous post, but you can always find more details here: https://competition.adesignaward.com/winnerspack.html

A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 – Last Call for Entries

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Our Top 20 Picks from A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners 2014-2015

A’ Design Awards & Competition has released the winning designs, we can promise you this, those designs are awesome! A good design speaks international language, that’s why this prestigious design award attracts thousands of designers worldwide waiting to showcase their best designs. The results of 2014-2015 are 836 winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. All winners would enjoy great exposure for their works, all award winning designs will be exhibited in Ireland, the World Design Hub 2015, Italy, and Holland, while the “invitation-only” Gala Night and Award Ceremony will be held in Lake Como, Italy on April 18.

This year competition was much harder than previous years due to increased competition by increased quality and quantity or works. Each entry was carefully evaluated by member of international jury panel of established academics, creative design professionals, press members, and entrepreneurs. The A’ Design Award and Competition 2014-2015 Edition was further endorsed by ICSID -International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, IFI – The International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers and ICOGRADA – International Council of Communication Design which imposed several additional criteria during evaluation and voting.

We have chosen 20 amazing designs (in random orders) among hundreds that we’d like to share with you:

1. Strata Chair by Ben Preston

Strata is a unique chair that demonstration the basic concept of “complimentary juxtaposition”. It demonstrates complexity made possible by using modern technology and traditional building methods. The unique spiral pattern on the exterior can be achieved by rotating plywood “bricks” upward, the voids from the pattern create a playful shadows while displaying true nature and construction of the piece as unity. The seat and footrests are polished to shine, creating a luxurious appearance that creates contrast to rough exterior surface.

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015 - Strata Chair by Ben Preston

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015 - Strata Chair by Ben Preston

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Nimbus Smart dashboard + Clock by Ryan Pendleton

Keep an eye of what’s important to you with the help from Nimbus Smart dashboard and clock. It’s a unique 4-dial dashboard that you can place on your nightstand or your working desk, it tracks what’s important to you without having you to checkout your smartphone all the time. You can personalize each gauge using your mobile device to give you an array of information in real time where you can read them all at a glance. Nimbus helps you monitor weather, email, calendar, traffic, social networks, etc. The company even promises this smart device works with Fitbit or any other products of Quirky.

It’s like having physical form of your digital life, each dial acts as a subtle barometer that syncs in real time.

Designer : Ryan Pendleton [Buy It Here]

Nimbus Smart dashboard + Clock by Ryan Pendleton

Nimbus Smart dashboard + Clock by Ryan Pendleton

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Electrolux Design Lab 2011 Top 25 Semifinalists

Here are the top 25 concepts from Electrolux Design Lab 2011. The concepts have been chosen from designers all around the world, where each of the designs offer smart and interesting solutions for future living. Eight finalists will be announced later this July where each will be invited to present their concept to a jury of expert designers.

1. Robo TAP Cleaner by Gyu Ha Choi (Handong Global University – South Korea)
Robo TAP Cleaner is a smart robotic vacuum cleaner where you can set a specific area for cleaning. The IPS system aligned with a simple remote control attached to the shoe or slipper of the user to over-ridden the automated cleaning. Just by tapping 2 times on a dirty spot, Robo TAP will be directed to that area, while 2 more taps will cancel your order. Three taps will return the vacuum cleaner to the regular cleaning area. Smart heh?

Robo TAP Cleaner by Gyu Ha Choi

Robo TAP Cleaner by Gyu Ha Choi

2. EcoWash Dinner Set by David Stockton (Massey University School of Design – New Zealand)
EcoWash is a great dishwasher to use when you don’t have electricity, such as boating, camping, or countryside vacations. Just place all the dishes into the round small washing machine, add some water and washing-up liquid, close the latch and turn the handle on the side. The interior rotates to wash all your dishes efficiently and effortlessly. When it’s finished, just open the small hatch to release the water. To dry the plates, turn the handle a few more times to create a centrifugal force. That’s really cool, eco-friendly, handy, and easy to carry around.

EcoWash Dinner Set by David Stockton

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Nissan Nuvu City Car Concept with Futuristic Dashboard

Nissan Nuvu is a concept designed to offer next generation car from Nissan with rear-mounted electric motor and lithium ion battery pack. The design of this concept car is quite unusual and small. For city use, the Nuvu’s performance is more than adequate. Across the all-glass roof are a dozen of small solar panels. Basically, natural, organic and recycled materials are used to make its cabin. The steering of the car is very direct for quickness and maneuverability in the city. No one will have any problem in crowded roads and limited parking slots with this tomorrow’s city car.

nissan nuvu

nissan nuvu

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Architectural Vision of the Future : Aquapolitain by HWANG Tzy-Lung Stefan

Cities were first built at the water’s edge to benefit from its beneficence, but some are nowadays threatened by rising sea level and their lands will decrease while their growth always requires more space and the surrounding land no longer allow expansion. Building on the sea is more than conceivable, especially as technically feasible.

Several solutions exist today to build on the sea, the most common technique now is the landfill to create artificial land, however, the future rather belongs to floating architecture, less destructive to the seabed, but more flexible than land or landfill to allow mobility of facilities, where there are needs, no more destruction and reconstruction, place to relocation site.

New technologies are being developed to provide the foundation for these future large floating architectures, and the first achievements are in the ways of finalization. Ultimately, these floating architectures will be different from land architectures only by their foundations and their implementation. The way is open, but major preparatory projects are still needed to carry out cities on the water.

Designer : HWANG Tzy-Lung Stefan

Aquapolitain by Stefan Hwang Tzy Lung

Aquapolitain by Stefan Hwang Tzy Lung

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