East and West. Industrial design and craftsmanship. Two cultures and two design languages usually far apart from one another blend in the common language of design and tell the story of a project that spans from research to the creation of innovative products for markets around the world. This design and cultural blend produced "Fusion" kitchen knives. Handmade in Kyoto as a limited edition by Japanese artisan Issei Hanaoka, these knives are inspired by the traditional Japanese art of wood crafting and they have a minimalist design: extremely simple yet modern and universal.
Entry category: Product Design / Sustainable Design Published: May 01, 2013
Mass-produced and custom-made products, details and minimalism: opposites meet in this high tech accessory that expresses style and character. Introducing Metaluxe, a collection of cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus co-created by Casetify and Italian designer Andrea Ponti. Rigorous total black, matte finish with only an accent chrome finish aluminum profile that protects the camera. You can personalize the back panel: just go to www.casetify.com or the appstore to get the app. Mass personalization made real: affordable styling fun for everyone!
Entry category: Product Design / Casetify Metaluxe iPhone 6 Published: January 17, 2015
The Lumdoo Duo case artfully plays on contrasts: from the choice of materials to the use of color. Made from a double injection of polyurethane and hard plastic, the Lumdoo case has been designed to be extremely durable, ultra-light, flexible, and ergonomic. The color scheme combines the monochromatic black or white frame with a fluorescent color highlight. This sleek fluorescent back panel works as a tablet: you can write or draw on it using any source of light, and it is especially designed to ensure a comfortably soft grip as you flow through your day.
Entry category: Product Design / Lumdoo iPhone 6 Published: December 08, 2014
The Innopocket Aluminum Bumper for iPhone 5 is shaped from a solid aerospace aluminum block and presents an ultra-resistant anti-scratch hard-coating finishing. Shock absorbing and bend resistant, the Innopocket Aluminum Bumper is the result of innovative research where function meets art. It is environmentally friendly, entirely recyclable, and it features a safe and all-round comfortable grip thanks to its purposefully asymmetrical ergonomic design and compact size: ultra-slim and amazingly light.
Entry category: Product Design / Concept Design Published: May 8, 2013
LG Grand Prize
I’ve always wondered about the meaning of universal design: it's theoretically a deep and complex concept, and challenging to practically implement in everyday products. Is it really possible to create an object that fits all users perfectly yet feels custom made and flexible enough for each individual? I took on the challenge with project Touch for LG, a state-of-the-art smartphone with raised touch screen that morphs in 3D thanks to micro-shock waves running through a polymer membrane.
Entry category: Product Design / Concept Design Published: Dec 01, 2012
Jamco 1st Prize
We are pleased to announce that our project "Bcube", designed for the Jamco International Design Award 2013, was awarded the first prize in June 2013. The project is currently under development and covered by trade secret, the official presentation of the project is scheduled for next year. The competition required the design of a compact (1x1m) and sustainable lavatory for passenger airplanes. For any information please check the related link.
Entry category: Product Design / Concept Design Published: August 05, 2013