Anti Crise Chair by Pedro Gomes

In an era marked by the economic crisis we are pushed to analyze what is our role as designers in the creation of change and definition of new habits. The Anti Crise chair is a chair beyond the functional and ergonomic and communicates it self as an object embedded in cultural and social values. Here the chair re-thinks the act of saving and connect it to a traditional and daily use object. This way, juts like the name suggests, Anti Crise promotes the act of saving in a playful and interactive process.

Here the interactive process was carefully designed in 3 sequential steps.

  • The first through the traditional money pot here reinterpreted.
  • The second element works with the visual and tactile notion of “emergency”, playing with pre existing notions allied to emergency equipment. This symbolic suggestion allows communicating the limited access to the saved money.
  • The third, the usual gesture of breaking the money pot is replaced by a new material personality.

Here the act becomes more personal and labored through the woodcut using a handsaw – integrated element of the design. Anti Crise chair is an experimental object, a furniture piece played as a manifest.

Designer : Pedro Gomes

Anti Crise Chair by Pedro Gomes

Anti Crise Chair by Pedro Gomes

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Bounce Chair by Pedro Gomes

Bounce Chair is a unique chair that represents the balance between designing a product with responsibility to improve human condition. Pedro Gomes, an industrial designer, has analyzed different acts of seating as our symbolic gestures and the result is Bounce Chair. This chair design re-creates the dynamic relation between health, comfort and well being. If you have Pilates experience, you can tell that this chair with its unique and innovative design adopts the functionality of a Pilates ball which applies to a new formal and structural form.

This chair, is currently in development, allows you to be in constant movement to improve your focus, stimulate thinking and promote calm. The designer says Bounce chair is an iconic, functional and ergonomic product with unique and distinctive lines.

Designer : Pedro Gomes

Bounce Chair by Pedro Gomes

Bounce Chair by Pedro Gomes

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Lacie S2.0 : Sleek and Stackable External Hard Drive Design

This sleek and sexy external hard drive is designed by Pedro Gomes and aimed for professionals. Lacie S2.0 is not just your traditional “box” shaped hard drive, it offers modern design with its clean and soft lines that break the tradition of plain square box external hard drive’s body. It features a screen display at the front to inform you how much free space you have left as well as the hard drive’s name. You can use this gadget as a solo product, but the stackable feature offers great solution for data partition. It is easier to organized the data from the color codes or the disk name displayed on the screen. At the back of Lacie S2.0, there are 2 USB 3.o ports that allow connectivity between drives. The top docking area and the base are constructed from soft touch material to create better material friction when docking several units.

Designer : Pedro Gomes

Lacie S2.0 External Hard Drive Design

Lacie S2.0 External Hard Drive Design

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On Time Sound Headset System by Pedro Gomes

ON-TIME Sound headset system is a great option for those who would like to sue a stylish and ergonomically efficient headset. The sound system has set new trends in the field of mobile sound tools. The head set looks like a fashionable bracelet that you can wear in hands which is simply unique and very handy. There is a black shining LCD screen on the silver bracelet which features the music track, time and other information. You can take or reject a call only with one or two touches on the screen of the headset which is a sign of enhanced user interface.

on time headset system

on time headset system

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Guest Post : Chairs in the Bauhaus

This article is a guest post from Tom Faulkner, a furniture designer who believes simplicity of line and proportion are the cornerstones of all good design and he applies this principle to everything he makes.

The Bauhaus Design School may be the most prestigious and influential design studio in the last century with regard to modern furniture. Founder and architect Walter Gropius believed that furniture served a social and societal function, and that minimalist, inexpensive design was the way to ensure everyone had access to comfortable, sophisticated furniture. This design ethic remains very much in force today, and Bauhaus-inspired designs grace every kind of building from public offices to private residences.

These 20th century modernists made metalwork their own, and reclaimed it as a material from the worlds of engineering and architecture. They adored its strength and versatility, and its aesthetic simplicity. Tubular steelwork is one of the signature trademarks of many of the sleek, modern designs is of Bauhaus furniture.

Here are five classic Bauhaus designs that you might see just about anywhere!

1. Brno chair by Mies van der Rohe

Brno chair by Mies van der Rohe

Designed by the popular German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, this classic, elegant chair is still being used by the stylish and fashion conscious all over the world. Mies van der Rohe was an alumnus of the Bauhaus and coupled his unique architectural vision with the Bauhaus vision of inexpensive, easy to assemble furniture. The Brno chair has a simple chrome plated frame made of flat steel plate, which is combined with a supportive and soft upholstered seat. It is one of the most successful chairs to come out of the Bauhaus school, it is still made today under license but is also extensively copied. Beware of cheap imitations! Some places you may see this (or very similar) designs include reception areas, waiting rooms, smart offices, and high end private residences -making this design one of the most ubiquitous in the furniture industry.

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Architect Stylus Makes Writing On Touchscreens Smoother Than Ever

Product designer, Pedro Gomes says about Architect Stylus as “The overall design is characterized by simple forms produced in anodized aluminum, giving the product a highly detailed and harmonious feeling.”

Made of solid aircraft grade aluminum block, the Architect Stylus is waiting to hit the market soon with the ability to write smooth and efficiently on any touchscreen surfaces. The tactile feel that users get from the smooth, matte finish of the surface along with 16 gram perfectly weighted construction offers a pleasant writing experience. It features a dual purpose cap that protects the tip and gives a range of options to carry the stylus with style and convenience. A special pre-order price of the device has been set at $22.95 through The Arctic Store.

Designer : Pedro Gomes for [ArcticStore]

architect stylus writes on touchscreens
architect stylus writes on touchscreens
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FILE IT Can Keep Your Shoes Organized In A Handy And Stylish Way

If keeping messy shoes organized in a crowded and shared apartment is the only concern, there might be a lot of alternatives, but doing it in style and innovation would make FILE IT shoe organizer concept unique and appreciable.

Filing folders are always a good solution for keeping files organized which was the main concentration of the concept that has been boosted with extraordinary design idea and colorful mindset. With FILE IT shoe organizing folder, all your shoes purchased to be worn in various occasions will remain stylishly organized and easily reachable. The replaceable tagging facility and attractive color collection helps user separately organize their disco shoes, walking shoes, gym shoes, summer shoes, etc. The concept comprises two versions, one is a compact modular solution that takes less space and provides greater flexibility, another is a bigger storage solution named XL filing cabinet. Each folder can keep up to 4 shoes at a time.

Designer : Pedro Gomes

file it shoe organizer

file it shoe organizer

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Eco Ball Provides Distinct Music On The Go Getting Charged By Solar Energy

You are such an extreme music lover that you never forget your MP3 player along with your favorite portable speaker set wherever you go. But what good can your portable speakers bring when you are hiking or camping in a jungle where there’s no power source? Batteries? I don’t think that would be a good option considering the cost non-efficiency. The solution is Eco Ball, a sustainable portable sound system concept that can charge itself from the solar energy anywhere you go and provide seamless music with distinct and high quality sound. Moreover, the stylish appearance and intelligent construction along with the ease of carrying the speaker with the help of the carry belt have made it an indispensable part of music lover’s life. When not in use, the bright colored, round speaker remains attached with the shoulder strap to ensure ultimate carrying convenience. When its time to enjoy music, it can be divided into two parts to get true surround sound.

Designer : Pedro Gomes

eco ball

eco ball

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Sleepy Alarm Clock Offers Playful And Interactive Experience Of Waking Up

Few days back, I came closer to a mob of curious people who I guess have also gathered hearing the loud voice recurrently telling “Penguins that never falls down”, where a street seller was displaying a range of toy penguins with round weighted base that keeps the penguin stand still doesn’t matter how and which way you push or through it in the wind.

The innovative Sleepy alarm clock reminds me to those penguins that comprise the same ability to remain stand still with any directional push and also features identical appearance. Of course there is some uniqueness. This clock is very much handy for users to wake up in the morning at their desired time by incorporating weight relation technology that prevents the clock from falling and change the hours appropriately by recognizing the movement of the clock to the left or right direction. Also, the snooze feature of the clock is controlled through the movement. Push the clock when it starts ringing the alarm at the morning. Whenever Sleepy alarm clock stops moving, the snooze will act and switch the alarm again until you stop it manually.

Designer : Pedro Gomes

sleepy

sleepy

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Polygon Resort : A New Level of Floating Shelter Unit

Polygon Resort is a floating resort concept that can make room for up to 6 people using the minimum area. The concept focuses on exploring the shelter and approaching the contrast between the structure and a flexible roof formed of flexible canvas. This concept has the ability to collect solar energy through embedded flexible solar panels on the canvas and reusing the natural flow of rain water over the cover by collecting them in strategic holes on the ground. It comprises modular furniture that allows basic living for the user, while the space usage compatibility was inspired by usual tent, allowing people enjoy the space freely. Moreover, it offers a double bed and additional 4 more beds stored on the kitchen.

resort floating unit

resort floating unit

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IDAT (Instant Data Analysis and Transfer) Concept for Hospitals

IDAT stands for Instant Data Analysis and Transfer, is a specially designed product having hospital’s context in mind. IDAT aims to develop and support a simple but strong interface by optimizing the quality of data circulation and communication. Therefore, IDAT has two major modules and an external charger.

The first module is for general use and allows smooth communication between workers. It includes embedding wireless technology via Bluetooth, a warning light, a vibrator motor and the key function buttons. IDAT shows warning lights along with vibration when the noise pollution levels of a hospital goes over a certain limit and thus increasing workers and patient’s quality of environment. The second module incorporates the log-in system and data visualization technology.

idat instant data analysis and transfer

idat instant data analysis and transfer

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