In order to reduce environmental load, we need to start thinking how to take advantage of natural energy which freely available around us. Take a look at Kazaguruma, a futuristic car that uses wind as its power. These Japanese industrial designers thought that electric vehicle indeed reduce the amount of CO2 but at the same time by generating electric, it will produce CO2. So, they decided to focus on natural energy, wind force, and dynamic lift. In order to make Kazaguruma works, they have designed a mechanism similar to a rotor ship. Wind force and Magnus effect create whirlwind at the back that makes this vehicle to move.
Designer : Ippei Iwahara, Naoki Kato, and Keisuke Fukunaga
The stunning Bullet by Philip Pauley is a motorbike designed with four short wings and has an extraordinary twist. It has the tail fin combined with a compact jet engine at the back. Once the thruster is switched on, the bike will lift itself and its rider into the air. Bullet Flying Superbike flying performance on the track has sufficient lift through its extended wings. Bullet provides significantly higher speeds than could be expected from a track performance motorbike. When projected into the air it is as manouverable as a low level fly by from a jet fighter. It has additional fuel storage facilities and this can make a 300+mph assault making even the longest track seem very short. No pilot license is required for this but a winner’s mentality and balls of steel are a must.
The Alina coffee table at first glance looks exactly like such: a modern, stylish yet simple coffee table. However, there’s much more than meets the eye. We can decompose the table with the unexpected extraction of two benches that used to be part of the table. Once extracted and rotated, we have two benches for up to two people each for unexpected guests while keeping a smaller central coffee table.
As if this was little, we can lift the coffee table through a gas mechanism system and make the whole decomposed set into a small dinning room set for two. The surface area of this table is more than sufficient for two plates, two glasses and a good bottle of wine! The design is made of bent lacquered plywood, and finished by a CNC cutting machine. The rest of the materials are stainless steel and tempered glass.