“Icons of Sembawang” designed by Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group, is range of outdoor children rocking furniture inspired by the place the designer grew up.
The 3 pieces of rocking animal first showcased at SingaPlural 2015, 10-15 th March 2015, in conjunction with Singapore Design week. The project started as a collaboration between Little Thoughts Group and Samko Timber. Samko Timber is a Indonesia based company that have been supplying outdoor architecture decking for more than 10 years. In this collaboration, the purpose is to look opportunities pushing boundaries and infuse design value and opportunity to the company status quo.
Inspired by the designer childhood life in “kampong” (farm), in the early 70’s, Singapore was mainly farmland, ponds and plantations. Then, simple pleasures revolved around playing with farm animals & hand-made wooden objects. As Singapore developed in these years, the designer wants to share her piece of memories through fun, delight & crafted elements as an outdoor playground chair to put a smile on the younger generations.
The rocking chairs use Heveatech wood, an eco-friendly wood that made from reclaimed plantation grown timber and recycled as demolition wood. Having property of weather resistance, termite resistance, extremely durable and superior dimension stability made it the ideal material for outdoor furniture.
Using simple & purest form, kids is able to capture the subtle essence of the animal form. All 3 animals are constructed using different joining section, patterns, color tones resulting with a interesting wood grain visual effect.
Each wood profile is precisely cut by CNC machine, with high quality finishing and assembly workmanship. The internal is reinforced with steel and weld to spring base to provide robust structure. Handle & foot rest are aluminum, chrome plated. And spring base is powder coated for weather resistance. The designer added a touch of 70’s elements using number plating and wind-up key. The inverted “5” was deliberately imprinted to the dog because the designer used to write number 5 mirror when she was a kids.
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Honda NM4 Vultus concept motorcycle was unveiled at 30th Osaka Motorcycle 2014. It’s a sporty motorbike developed under the vision of creating “Neo-futuristic” and “cool” motorcycle, presenting new and unique styling for all motor enthusiasts.
Focusing in 2 main points, NM4 has been designed with front massive styling along with ergonomic cockpit position, allowing the sense of unity with the rider. This design allows you to get into the vehicle smoothly, thanks to low setup cockpit position and adjustable backrest, any adventurous journey you’ll have, would be very much enjoyable. The main instrument panel is very easy to read, clear readability, and provides you fun riding, you would feel as if in a part of a movie scene.
The headlight, rear lamp, and turn signals utilize LED lamps for great visibility, the utility boxes are located on the right and left sides of the front fairing for small articles. There are 2 versions available for this model: NM4-01 (wide, dynamic rear tire, and attractive low silhouette) and NM4-02 (prominent rear design with utility boxes).
Out of 443 design ideas, Wave Coca Cola Bottle Reusable Crate Design has been awarded first prize in the “Design” category of the “Coca-Cola Design+ Award”. It was submitted by young industrial design agency “ENTWURFREUCH” from Düsseldorf (Germany) and recognized as the most consistent implementation of the briefing.
Wave Coca Cola Bottle Reusable Crate boasts modern and timeless design by combining simple and clear lines as its main design elements. Coca-Cola is thrilled with this concept that leads to emotional and stylish presentation of the iconic 1L-bottles inside the crate. Even when customers place this crate in the living room, this crate integrates easily into the modern environments and appeals to various target groups from singles to seniors. The rubberized grips have been incorporated into the crate to allow easy transport of the weight of a 12-bottle crate. Wave crate is a combination of practical and stylish object into one.