Industrial designers surprise us once in a while with new designs which amaze us either with their function or their style and sometimes with both. A selection of these courageous designs are included in this article. We all look at them with hope that one day these concepts or something similar will be created.
This is such a versatile disposable smartphone in form of a booklet made of smart material. The whole idea based on this future material – cheap compacted mix that includes a base (something like cardboard), and the “smart” nanoparticles that can uniting in various combinations to create computing power, microphones, speakers, displays and etc.
Booklet can be various lengths and computational volume. You can detach the sheets and each sheet will be a full-featured smartphone with a 100% visualizing surface and computational power reduced in proportion to the total volume of the booklet.
DrawBraille Mobile Phone by Shikun Sun
Tea thermos by Eddie Gandelman
Wraparound Blackberry by John Anastasiadis
Lineær clock by Audun Ask Blaker
Window Gardens by Jianxing Cai, Chao Chen, Qi Wang, & Jiang Wu
Flume Tub by Kim Jung Su, Yoon Ji Soo & Kim Dong Hwan
Giraffe Street Lamp by Chen Wei & Lu Yanxin
Radio portable X Ray by Francois Rybarczyk
Lockeeper by Youngdo Choi
Rising table by Robert Van Embricqs
The Rising Table concept is part of the Rising…furniture formula that finds its roots in the Rising Chair. This means that once again, the origins of this design can be traced back to the rather simple idea of starting with a flat surface that is capable of transforming into a piece of stylishly designed furniture. In designing the Rising Table, I felt it was of paramount importance that the source materials both dictated and guided the ultimate design, while ensuring practical appliance and usability.
Floating Phone by Messizon Li, Yang Fan, Linghan Liu, Li Ke, Pengcheng An, Yunlong Zhu & Zhangxia Ruan
Smartsquare by Pietro Russomanno
Mobikoma by Kamil Izrailov
Brick by Shaocheng Huang & Yuyin Huan
Recorder by Xia Xiaoqian, Renming Jun, Han Ricoeur, Liu Peng, Meng Bao, Weicheng Jie & Yang Xiao
Megacity Aviation by Alex Jantschke
Misha all-terrain vehicle by Alekseev Andrey
Donut by Suhyun Yoo, Eunah Kim & Jinwoo Chae
PumPing Tap by Seong Soyeon, Kim Seonmi, Lee Jeongjae, Park Jihye & Lee Yeontaek
Breeze Rack by Jo Jae Young
Police shield by Bernardo Bajana
Invisible Fans by Michael Samoriz for Umbra Design