Micro-house by Chinese design studio Liu Lubin is a structure based on the minimum space people would need for a living. It is by no means extravagant, but the house would allow basic human movement like walking, standing, sitting and lying; arguably in very cramped quarters though.
“Epic” is not a word we throw around often, but it’s one that simply falls when we see the work and renderings of Vil Tsimenzin (Simon Williamson). The renderings are so well done that you can’t help loving the execution. What we are looking at here, is the science fiction series where the designer envisions a series of objects, gadgets and accessories for the future. The set includes gear, an intergalactic probe, and a very Matrix-like helmet.
Exteriors of this school bus might be like any other, but the interiors sure are not. On the insides, the 1978 International bus is a cozy home, and looks amazingly spacious for one with such origins. The 35 foot long bus has its kitchen and living area covered in wood, a wood stove, firwood roof deck, and enough space for an office desk and seating/sleeping furniture. What it does lack is a bathroom but we wouldn’t mind cutting it a little slack on that one.
Spectra concept car looks like a racer, but wait, we have to go deeper. Designer Teeravit Hanharutaivan has speed tied up in its DNA, for the shape of the spectra takes after sounds from the speedy beasts that race the F1. Teeravit built the form and shape of the Spectra to copy the audible sound spectrum that dominates the roar on the F1 track. This being just a design exercise, the designer doesn’t seem to have thrown in specs for the car. But then we have sounds of a car making a car. How cool is that?
King Edison Pendant Lamp comes in the shape of a light bulb, only, as light bulbs go, it is a gigantic one. It has to be huge because the bulb is merely a casing to hold a small working representation of a kings chandelier. Dimensions for the light bulb are a 15 centimeter diameter and a 21 centimeter height, so while the edison bulb itself is a behemoth, the chandelier it hosts is actually a miniature! Costs £480 ($735).
Goodness of a hammock meets the chair in the very interesting Cradle chair by British designer Benjamin Hubert. It includes a cushion for seating backed by a net structured like a hammock, so the chair overall becomes half a hammock. One where you sit rather than plain lay down. The hammock part uses a non elastic textile so the chair has the right tension to support the body.
Algae Bulb lights up with the power of biological and chemical reactions to provide light almost equal to that from LEDs. Speaking from the concept view, that’s a very interesting theory. Basically, the bulb is a container for algae, where the power of the micro-organism is extracted to act as a power source that can light up LEDs for a few hours.
Quiet by London based studio TILT has been designed to be a chair that is also a personal space. It exhibits these qualities in the photographs where we see a person peacefully sitting inside the chair and quite shielded from the surrounding environment. The pentagonal shape is intended to feel like a cocoon, so a person could sit and relax inside, having some “me time.”
BMW is celebrating 90 years of BMW Motorrad with the Concept 90 motorcycle. A homage to the BMW R 90 S, the concept was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. Built in partnership with former motorcycle racer Roland Sands and his team. Roland Sands Design have added a few custom parts to the motorcycle, giving the motorcycle a decidedly unique look, but one that sticks to the principle of BMW design.
BMW and Pininfarina have come together to develop the Gran Lusso Coupe. Design teams of both the brands worked together, so while the car has distinct curves from Pininfarina, it also sticks true to the BMW name. Unveiled at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Lusso coupe concept complements its stylish exterior with equally good interiors finished in luxury that would be demanded of both these names coming together.