Freelance designer, Mac Funamizu has unveiled his yet another transparent and sleek device, which is capable of controlling the household gadgets. You can change the TV’s volume or reduce the brightness of the light without moving from your comfortable chair. Be it lamp, stereo, TV or air conditioner just point at it over the transparent screen and choose the menu item you wish to make a change. This multi-purpose device is available along with a magnetic charging stand. You can as well use it for an internet TV. Such a brilliant concept by the designer is worth appreciating.
LUMBIENT is a new ceiling light, which possible design combinations surpass the number of atoms on earth! Instead of using a single, fixed shade like most lights, LUMBIENT uses numerous light shades in different colors and sizes that can be quickly and easily personalized. This allows you to personalize LUMBIENT to fit any room, occasion or even your favorite sports team. LUMBIENT’s shades, called leaves, are made of translucent polypropylene, which softens light intensity and creates colorful light effects depending on the leaves used. Polypropylene is light weight, recyclable and so environmentally safe it is used in food containers.
LUMBIENT’s body is made of 8 arms, called “branches”. The branches’ design is inspired by traditional barn light pendants and is available in birch wood, transparent polycarbonate (acrylic) or anodized aluminum. As an added value, the personalized LUMBIENT design experience is enhanced by the LUMBIENT app which is available on any device with a web browser. The app displays a preview of selected size, color and position of LUMBIENT’s leafs for all possible design combinations.
Tuvie has received “LUMBIENT Ceiling Light” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
Daimler’s iconic Smart Fortwo together with BASF is soon releasing its new version the Daimler Smart Forvision. This model’s raison d’être is deliberately reduces the weight and helps in adding clever energy-saving technologies for nearly 20 percent to an EV’s range. The other advantages are the efficient LEDs, translucent organic solar cells and the infrared-reflective films and covering. The product has all-plastic wheels. An e-textile is used to cover the seat and the arm rests.
Daimler Smart Forvision has sci-fi touches all over the design. This kind of e-textile ensures warmth sensation on all body contact points that are receptive to the cold. The hexagonal see-through area on the roof is a dazzling feature in this model. The solar cells in the system are light-activated.
Organic light-emitting diodes are used to illuminate the vehicle’s interior. The new plastic used in wheels has long reinforcing fibers that improves mechanical, thermal and chemical stability. The doors are made up of composite materials. Infrared-reflective heat shields are used in the windscreen and side windows. The energy produced by photovoltaic technology can be used for other applications in Daimler Smart Forvision. Superabsorbent enclosed with the fleece fabric incorporated onto the seat significantly enhances the seating comfort in the car through its passive climate management.