Design News - Chairless Chair Chairless Chair is a flexible exoskeleton that allows users to sit down whenever and wherever they need to eliminating the need of a chair. Developed by designers  and engineers Zuhlke for Swiss company Noone this wearable mechatronic device aims to improve the ergonomic environment of manufacturing workers that need to move frequently and hold sitting bending squatting or crouching positions  The Chairless Chair allows users to walk around freely and provides…

Design News - Chairless Chair Chairless Chair is a flexible exoskeleton that allows users to sit down whenever and wherever they need to eliminating the need of a chair. Developed by designers and engineers Zuhlke for Swiss company Noone this wearable mechatronic device aims to improve the ergonomic environment of manufacturing workers that need to move frequently and hold sitting bending squatting or crouching positions The Chairless Chair allows users to walk around freely and provides…

Inspirational Tuesday - OXO Good Grips (1989)  OXO Good Grips is a kitchen utensil line launched in 1990 originally conceived by businessman Sam Farber who watched his wife Betsey struggling with a common vegetable peeler because of her mild arthritis.  The ergonomically designed rubber handles of the tools made them more user friendly creating consumer demand for better performing and easier to use kitchen tools. After 30 years OXO brand is still expanding offering more than 850 products…

Inspirational Tuesday - OXO Good Grips (1989) OXO Good Grips is a kitchen utensil line launched in 1990 originally conceived by businessman Sam Farber who watched his wife Betsey struggling with a common vegetable peeler because of her mild arthritis. The ergonomically designed rubber handles of the tools made them more user friendly creating consumer demand for better performing and easier to use kitchen tools. After 30 years OXO brand is still expanding offering more than 850 products…

Inspirational Tuesday - Swan Chair (1958)  The Swan Chair was designed in 1958 by Danish-born Arne Jacobsen who is considered to be amongst the most influential architects and designers of the 20th century. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen this iconic piece of furniture which is still in production after almost 60 years was originally designed for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.  Arne Jacobsen used the latest technology of his time which allowed for Swan Chairs seamless fluid curves…

Inspirational Tuesday - Swan Chair (1958) The Swan Chair was designed in 1958 by Danish-born Arne Jacobsen who is considered to be amongst the most influential architects and designers of the 20th century. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen this iconic piece of furniture which is still in production after almost 60 years was originally designed for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Arne Jacobsen used the latest technology of his time which allowed for Swan Chairs seamless fluid curves…

Inspirational Tuesday - The humble Paper clip  The paper clip is among the most simple affordable and useful everyday products that you can find even though its design has been unchanged for more than 100 years.  Pins were used to hold papers together up until the 1870s. Early paper clips were invented in order to eliminate the piercing the rusting and the paper damage. During the following decades more than 50 different patents gradually improved the design of the paper clip introducing…

Inspirational Tuesday - The humble Paper clip The paper clip is among the most simple affordable and useful everyday products that you can find even though its design has been unchanged for more than 100 years. Pins were used to hold papers together up until the 1870s. Early paper clips were invented in order to eliminate the piercing the rusting and the paper damage. During the following decades more than 50 different patents gradually improved the design of the paper clip introducing…

Design News - Mayku FormBox  FormBox is a compact vacuum forming machine powered by a hoover allowing user to replicate forms using sheets of thermoplastic in a more affordable way.  Producing cheap moulds for prototypes/products favors small batch production that retains the qualities and consistency of mass manufacture.  After a successful Kickstarter project with almost 600.000$ of funding FormBox will start shipping with a price tag of 349$. #ProductDesign #DesignNews #Mayku #FormBox

Design News - Mayku FormBox FormBox is a compact vacuum forming machine powered by a hoover allowing user to replicate forms using sheets of thermoplastic in a more affordable way. Producing cheap moulds for prototypes/products favors small batch production that retains the qualities and consistency of mass manufacture. After a successful Kickstarter project with almost 600.000$ of funding FormBox will start shipping with a price tag of 349$. #ProductDesign #DesignNews #Mayku #FormBox

Inspirational Tuesday - Lounge Chair Wood (1946)  The Lounge Chair Wood was designed in 1946 by Charles and Ray Eames a husband and wife team that are considered the most influential designers of the 20th century. The aesthetic integrity enduring charm and comfort of the chairs earned them recognition from Timemagazine as The Best Design of the 20th Century.  The Lounge Chair Wood began as an experiment in the Eames apartment where they were moulding plywood in what they called the Kazam…

Inspirational Tuesday - Lounge Chair Wood (1946) The Lounge Chair Wood was designed in 1946 by Charles and Ray Eames a husband and wife team that are considered the most influential designers of the 20th century. The aesthetic integrity enduring charm and comfort of the chairs earned them recognition from Timemagazine as The Best Design of the 20th Century. The Lounge Chair Wood began as an experiment in the Eames apartment where they were moulding plywood in what they called the Kazam…

Design News - Amabrush  Would you replace your toothbrush with a vibrating mouthguard-shaped device that brushes your teeth all at once; It seems that a lot of people like this idea judging from the 2.5 million euros pledged on the Kickstarter project of Amabrush.  Amabrush claims to be the first fully automatic toothbrush that can reduce the amount of time we spend brushing our teeth to only 10 seconds. The device comes with 3 parts - a flexible mouthpiece a vibrating handpiece and a…

Design News - Amabrush Would you replace your toothbrush with a vibrating mouthguard-shaped device that brushes your teeth all at once; It seems that a lot of people like this idea judging from the 2.5 million euros pledged on the Kickstarter project of Amabrush. Amabrush claims to be the first fully automatic toothbrush that can reduce the amount of time we spend brushing our teeth to only 10 seconds. The device comes with 3 parts - a flexible mouthpiece a vibrating handpiece and a…

Inspirational Tuesday - Vespa (1946-2017)  Vespa (latin for wasp) is a family of scooters manufactured by the Italian company Piaggio known for their great manoeuvrability reliability comfortable ride practicality and of course their ingenious and iconic patented design.  It all started in 1944 when Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini designed the first prototype - a motorcycle with small diameter wheels that allowed compact design and plenty of room for the riders legs pressed steel monocoque…

Inspirational Tuesday - Vespa (1946-2017) Vespa (latin for wasp) is a family of scooters manufactured by the Italian company Piaggio known for their great manoeuvrability reliability comfortable ride practicality and of course their ingenious and iconic patented design. It all started in 1944 when Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini designed the first prototype - a motorcycle with small diameter wheels that allowed compact design and plenty of room for the riders legs pressed steel monocoque…

Design News - New Astronaut Boots from Reebok  Reebok partnered with David Clark Company to develop the Floatride Space Boot SB-01 a footwear specifically designed for astronauts bringing the first design change in over 50 years.  The zip up cover of the boots is made from a fire-resistant polymer named Nomex while the stretchy mesh on the inside provides freedom of movement and keeps footwear in place even in zero-gravity conditions. According to Reebok the Floatride foam technology allowed…

Design News - New Astronaut Boots from Reebok Reebok partnered with David Clark Company to develop the Floatride Space Boot SB-01 a footwear specifically designed for astronauts bringing the first design change in over 50 years. The zip up cover of the boots is made from a fire-resistant polymer named Nomex while the stretchy mesh on the inside provides freedom of movement and keeps footwear in place even in zero-gravity conditions. According to Reebok the Floatride foam technology allowed…

Inspirational Tuesday - Casio F91W (1991)  It is not common for a product to be on the market for 26 years without any design changes or updates but this is the case with Casio F-91W a digital watch that has almost reached an iconic status.  Casio revealed the watch in 1991 with a minimal design featuring an LCD screen that showed time and date and included stopwatch timer alarm and illumination functions. The digital watch is water resistant has  a very simple interface with 3 physical…

Inspirational Tuesday - Casio F91W (1991) It is not common for a product to be on the market for 26 years without any design changes or updates but this is the case with Casio F-91W a digital watch that has almost reached an iconic status. Casio revealed the watch in 1991 with a minimal design featuring an LCD screen that showed time and date and included stopwatch timer alarm and illumination functions. The digital watch is water resistant has a very simple interface with 3 physical…

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