Industrial designers come up with new and interesting things that makes us dream nicely about our future. From simple items to complicated ones, they are designing new products that fascinate us and are meant to help us and make our life easier and more practical in the near or, let’s hope not, far future. A few of these products are in this article for you to know what to expect. Of course, there are also products that are already available for sale. Regarding the ones that are only concepts I can say only that one can only dream.
“ABC” Keyboard by Iaroslav Neliubov
Sony Concept Bracelet Computer by Hiromi Kiriki
Although this is a concept and we can only dream of, it will have to wait a few decades to be implemented, but in any case, it’s good that there’s vision for the future.
In mountaineering the buzz comes from your ability to clamber over any terrain however rough, always with one objective in mind – the summit. But descending is hard on the joints, and so it’s a necessary evil. It’s quite different with mountain biking. In that case descending is an adrenaline-fuelled thrill worth working for, bringing you effortlessly back to the valley and enabling you to cover large distances. The “Bergmönch” combines the two. It’s a sports device which can easily be carried uphill, and which mutates into a fun-filled downhill device par excellence for the descent.
Now don’t imagine that this chair was designed only for couples that want to sit next to each other, you can also put on the support a laptop, a book or a newspaper.
Eaux Eaux Sink by Joel Roberts
Rubik’s lamp is an innovative project based on the popular toy from the eighties. Much like the original Rubik’s cube, the lamp is composed of 26 smaller cube-like pieces, whose interlocking shapes fit onto each other.
The rotation of each face of the main cube allows the arrangement of up to forty-three quintillion different combinations, each one providing different lighting. Colored patterns and chaotic, kaleidoscopic lighting can be created by not leaving the main rows parallel to each other.
Recharge your cellphone and camera with this universal & usb solar-cell tree charger. Thanks to 54 tiny photovoltaic panels this device will store energy in a battery during the day, allowing you to reload your stuff whenever you need. All wires are plugged and hidden under the electronic bonsai tray.
This object is made of several modules fitted together by a 3.5 jack connector. You can rotate each part individually and produce an endless number of different shapes.
The Dutchtub is sober and decadent at the same time. A hot tub is a luxury product but the functionality and design of the Dutchtub makes it a friendly product to use in any environment. This brings it back to an essence: the essence of outdoor bathing.
Finger Reader by Hansub Lee
This product is inspired by the notebooks of Sony Vaio,it has the two different colors of the on/off button (green,orange). It fits perfectly with Sony culture and you can use it to hear music wireless from your notebook or your mobile phone and for audio conversions.
LEDoorHandle by Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu & Nguyen-vu Dang
Outdoor furniture usually follow a limited number of existing conventions. The Terrace Chair is an attempt to go outside the rules or define a new convention: While being instantly recognizable, it looks somewhat different from what you would expect to find at your home & garden center.
The bulk of the chair is rotation molded in polyethylene with a base of stainless steel. It is quite low-tech and requires little maintenance – just leave it out all year and give it a wash now and then. But when it is time to party, connect a low voltage cable to the bottom of the base and the chair will glow invitingly in the dark and provide ambience to the scene.
The body of the chair is only slightly elastic but it has a soft embracing feel due to the rounded, organic shape. The chair is easily disassembled into clearly marked elements according to the cradle-to-cradle principle.
The Charging Tap by Qi Weijia
Tandem storage space by Geoffrey Graven
Otter backpack by Benson Lee
The informative drawers create an engaging dresser for kids and an iconic furniture piece for parents.
Well considered and well made. The dresser is hand crafted and packaged with care in Eastern Washington by the crew Mountain View Cabinetry.
The cabinet is made from ¾” ULDF and finished with conversion varnish. The drawers are 9 ply ½” maple plywood, dovetailed and finished with clear catalyzed lacquer. All cabinet and drawer components are cut, drilled and dadoed on a CNC table router. Assembled with a combination of screws, pins, staples, glue, and Pacific Northwest fresh air.