Plus Pendant Light by Andy Zhou

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.

Function
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.

Control
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.

Designer : Andy Zhou

Plus Pendant Light by Andy Zhou

Plus Pendant Light by Andy Zhou

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Ferrari Motorcycle Helmet Features Genuine Leather Trim and Embossed Ferrari Logo

As an honor to the momentous Maranello tradition, NewMax introduced the all-new Ferrari style helmet. Making the helmet more abrasion-resistant as well as easier to clean is the magnificent satin finish aluminum plus metalized thermoplastic detains adorning the periphery of the padding. Adding the ideal finishing touch for this alluring design is the genuine leather trim plus the embossed Ferrari logo. While the helmet’s outer shell is created from sophisticated thermoplastic polymer with high gloss scratch-resistant finish, the visor is fabricated using injection molded scratch-tolerant polycarbonate, thus offering exceptional visibility in all conditions. A 20tone Dupont technical fabric lines up the inside of this helmet and is said to be anti-allergic and antistatic. Abiding by the ECE 22.05 safety standards, this helmet design deserves true appreciation.

Designer : Vinaccia Integral Design

Ferrari Motorcycle Helmet Design

Ferrari Motorcycle Helmet Design

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PLUS! Concept Vehicle for Future Megalopolis

The PLUS concept has derived from the reflection about the maintenance of the future megalopolis in four different ways, ecologic, economic, social and operational. This customizable vehicle will let you buy exactly what you want to buy and can add your required components to customize it as per your choice. The base of this vehicle is an auto-structured rolled surface that offers possibility of expansion to the vehicle. This type of structure is also used in the seats so that they can be compacted when not in use. Each corner of this concept includes a power module containing a tire, lights and an electric motor with battery which lets the platform roll or unroll. Like Nintendo wii, a wireless control is used to control this compact vehicle of 1.1m x 1.65 m only by kinetic recognition.

plus concept vehicle

plus concept vehicle

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GIRO by S+ARCKBIKE Helmets by Philippe Starck

Do you want to know what happen when helmets get the golden touch from Philippe Starck? Well, we think Starck makes them look elegant but also fragile. Checkout Giro by S+Arckbike Helmets here, they are the result of collaboration between Giro Sport Design and Philippe Starck.

Starck was inspired by the world of motorcycles, he also believes to infuse certain codes with that of EAPC in the design. EAPC helmet requires ergonomics that resemble motorcycle, a 45km/h EACP approved helmet has to have a full visor in order to protect rider from cold or other various projectiles.

Designer : Philippe Starck for GIRO

GIRO by S+ARCKBIKE Helmets by Philippe Starck

GIRO by S+ARCKBIKE Helmets by Philippe Starck

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Sun Powered Water Rescue Craft for Lifeguards

Ross Kemp, a British designer, has designed electric powered Water Rescue Craft to help lifeguards rescue people easier. You can say that we already have jet skis and powerboats, however, they are the kind of watercrafts which are fuel thirsty and expensive. This project offers affordable electric alternative that takes advantage of the sun to power itself, so you don’t need to fill the gas tank every week. The team has done great interviews with many trainers, lifeguards, supervisors, boat designers, marine engineers, and even a rocket scientist, all these were done to ensure they design the watercraft especially for beach lifeguards.

Aside being a pollution free, the powerful electric motor can save lifeguard’s valuable energy in patrol and rescue. Lifeguards can easily recharge the power while sitting on the waterline at the ready. Currently, this project seems to progress so well, each prototype gets a little closer to what will eventually be manufactured for everyone to buy. It is able to reach a top speed of 15 miles/hour, but hopefully the commercial ready unit will be capable of much higher speed.

Designer : ASAP

Water Rescue Crafts by ASAP

Water Rescue Crafts by ASAP

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2014 Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Concept Car by Alan Guerzoni

2014 Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Concept Car is a design study by Alan Guerzoni to visualize the future of Bugatti cars if it had been stayed in Italy. You can read his explanation below.

Bugatti Veyron in an amazing supercar and technically could one of best of in the World, but in my opinion there’s a lack of passion. My question is: what if, 15 years ago, just after the EB110, Bugatti Automobili has been rested in Italy? This is the result, a future projected car inspired to an important ancestor: 1935 Type 57sc Atlantic coupe

This is a coupe inspired to 1930s streamline design, so has suicide doors, fenders separated from body, a very long bonnet, a low and aerodinamic tail, bi-color livery and a chrome line that splits the full body in two symmetrical halves. Lights use led technology. Third stop light is mounted on a fin on the roof. On top of each front fender is mounted a chromed fin: frontally it hosts signal lights, at the opposite a rear view camera that replaces side view mirrors. Materials used for cockpit are top quality leather, mahogany, aluminum and carbon fiber. In renderings you can see two different exterior trims:

  • “Sport”, with 8 spokes rims inspired to Bugatti type 35
  • “Classic” with full chrome rims inspired to Bugatti type 41 Royale, and rear wheels streamlined.

Designer : Alan Guerzoni

2014 Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Concept Car by Alan Guerzoni

2014 Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Concept Car by Alan Guerzoni

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Piqnique : Cutlery Leather Holder by Jenny Hsu

Piqnique concept has won the first place of the Parsons the New School for Design competition. The brief was to transform leather off-cuts into cool retail worthy products for both home and office, and Jenny Hsu’s work nailed it. This competition marks the 3rd year in a row where Poltrona Frau, Italian manufacturer, has sponsored coursework at Parsons. Students had been given 7 weeks to design and develop prototype of their products.

Piqnique is an extension of your domestic dining experience for on-the-go situations, you don’t have to leave your eating rituals even though you are away from home. It keeps your silverware and napkin neatly in a leather holder, perfect for a picnic at the park. When unrolled, Piqnique also functions as a placemat, cool heh?

Designer : Jenny Hsu via [Core77]

Piqnique by Jenny Hsu

Piqnique by Jenny Hsu

μcar Electric Vehicle Typology by Dr Lino Vital Garcia-Verdugo

μcar (read : mjukar) is an electric vehicle typology for the city as part of this automotive designer PhD research. The μcar is a feasible alternative to car within cities (reducing typical problems linked to pollution, pedestrian safety and traffic congestion).

The main goal of the μcar is maximizing adaptability for different urban scenarios and individuals, while improving the feasibility of existing electric powertrain technologies. This double goal translates into an exposed vehicle architecture that is both modular and lightweight. Moreover, this city car would be road legal too (quadricycle, categories L6e and L7e), with a body structure that would equal the levels of protection offered in conventional cars.

Designer : Dr Lino Vital García-Verdugo

μcar Electric Vehicle Typology by Lino Vital García-Verdugo

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Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck – Less and More

Volteis V+ is an electric vehicle that has been designed with “less and more” concept in mind. They are two words that are used to describe this unidentified rolling object by Philippe Starck and conceived by Volteis. This is clearly a minimalist and simple vehicle, a completely different approach to futuristic electric vehicles that have been shown off by most automotive industries. It’s an attempt to answer the need of lightweight and minimalist eco transport for those who are looking to travel light and different.

“I wanted to offer an alternative. A different answer to return to the minimalist definition of a vehicle. A simple vehicle. Almost a child’s play. With 4 wheels. A steering wheel. And electricity. A vehicle just here to transport. Transport us and our business. Almost nothing.

To have more. More humanity. More respect. More choices to show that we care about our environment.” Ph.S

Designer : Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

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2+ Ultimate City Vehicle For Future Megacity

2+ Ultimate City Vehicle has been designed for future megacity. This electric vehicle boasts compact size, spacious interior, super flexible and of course stylish body design. The unique innovative inwheel-motors system allows the wheels to turn 90-degrees in order 2+ to move sideaways. Pretty handy feature to parallel park your car isn’t it?

Niels Grubak Iversen and Marcus Hannibal, two Danish automotive designers who live in Denmark, explain that although 2+ Ultimate City Vehicle looks small, the inside interior is pretty spacious. It’s been designed to carry 2 people with luggage or 4 without, thus the name 2+.

Designers : Niels Grubak Iversen and Marcus Hannibal

2+ Ultimate City Vehicle by Niels Grubak

2+ Ultimate City Vehicle by Niels Grubak

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LG DoublePlay Mobile Phone Is Perfect for Obsessive Texters

Texting and simultaneous mobile activities are very common among teens. With every company bring forth their newly added texting features every now and then, LG stays exceptional. LG Mobile has come up with LG DoublePlay Mobile Phone, yet another challenging texting feature boasting a split QWERTY keyboard with dual capacitive touch screens. In fact, LG Mobile is challenging the quickest thumbs with its brand-new LG DoublePlay in the 5th annual LG U.S. National Texting Contest. A 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor powers the LG DoublePlay.

From : LG Via [Wired]

LG DoublePlay Mobile Phone

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eleMMent Series Premium Recreational Vehicle From Marchi Mobile

Marchi Mobile is presenting an exclusive limited lots of world class recreational vehicle series called eleMMent, featuring a unique combination of yachting, aviation and motor sports aspects. The futuristic and extraordinary design of the RV has been achieved through contemporary elements uniting in a harmonious way. The cutting edge design along with great combination of exterior color has given the vehicles a notable aerodynamic appearance. Besides, the windshield as well as the driver’s cab is something you have never even imagined. The interior is equipped with baroque stylistic elements of Austrian-Italian interior architecture that gives the rider a unique experience of luxury, comfort and elegance. Powered by a 510hp, automatic transmission engine, the 12 meter long vehicle can produce reasonable speed for long distance transportation.

Designer : Jens Scheiwe and Mario Marchi

elemment series premium recreational vehicle

elemment series premium recreational vehicle

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NANOQ Mobile Media-Centric Habitation and Work Unit

NANOQ mobile media-centric habitation and work unit has been designed specifically for workers in extreme as well as temperate climates. This mobile unit features renewable powered hydrogen/oxygen energy supply. The energy production comes from vertical axis wind turbine supported by photovoltaic generators and fuel cell. The skin of NANOQ is made of carbon fiber plates combined with vacuum insulation system to keep the cold away in extreme cold environments.

Designer : Anton Markus Pasing

NANOQ Mobile Media-Centric Habitation and Work Unit

NANOQ Mobile Media-Centric Habitation and Work Unit

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Global Spirit Racing : Future Racing Vehicle Design by Victor Acuna

Global Spirit Racing is a futuristic racing vehicle design for Terra Prix 2085 design competition. The automotive designer created amazing detailed background story and won the first place in community selection category with this awesome future racing car.

Global Spirit Racing (Design & Story)

Overture

This year the big Terra Prix 2085 race, sponsored by Local-Motors brings together a large amount of teams coming out from the most important world mega polis.

The number of registered participants is the largest ever seen in this style of competition, even greater than in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and the Worldwide Dakar Championship who organize competitions on all continents throughout the year.

The competence and show are guaranteed for both teams and spectators, the invitation has attracted the best IRC and WDC teams. The struggle for victory will be fierce beating by far the toughest rallies seen by man in this century and the previous one, an unprecedented race where only the ones that can achieve a good balance will be able to finish it.

The Global Spirit Racing is a team that spectators has to keep their sights in, because the broad experience of its members has emerged as a favorite to win the 2085 Terra Prix Presented by Local Motors

Designer : Victor Acuna

Global Spirit Racing - Future Racing Car

Global Spirit Racing - Future Racing Car

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Blob vB3 Mobile Office by dmvA

The local building regulations have rejected the new dmvA made primarily for the office of XfactorAgencies. Hence, dmvA designed a new mobile unit named, blob. AD&C worked for nearly 18 months to complete this project and the result was a smooth looking egg. The project was initiated by constructing a timber frame and covered up using a stretching material plus plastered with polyester. The inside of blog was lighted with LEDs and built using niches. PUR insulation has been filled up amid the inner and outer shell. The space-egg accommodates all the vital items that one would need including a restroom, a bed, kitchen, beautiful lighting and other niches for storing different stuffs. The nose of space-egg opens up automatically and functions similar to a porch. One can use this exclusive mobile unit as a garden-house, an office and reception, or whatever you wish to. This beautiful looking mobile unit can be move to the place of your choice hassle free.

Design : dmvA
Principal: Rini van Beek / XfactorAgencies
Team : David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Thomas Denturck
Location: anywhere/mobile
General contractor : AD&S Thomas Denturck
Constructional engineer: AD&S
Built area : 20 m2
Completion: 2009
Visuals: dmvA
Photography : Frederik Vercruysse

Blob VB3 Office

Blob VB3 Office

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