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Dynamic Mercedes Concept Takes Inspiration From a Very Unlikely Source

Dynamic Mercedes Concept Takes Inspiration From a Very Unlikely Source

It is fairly common for designers to take inspiration from the everyday, and apply the same in their work. That seems to have worked very well so far, but few eyebrows are bound to be raised when a designer claims inspiration from a trout… for a supercar. Designer Apostol Tnokovski’s Mercedes SLK Aphelios is an independent design concept that is shaped very well like a supercar, and yet claims its origins from the humble trout.

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Fang Shoes

Fang Shoes

Fang are the shoes of the beast with ten fangs protruding from the sole of each shoe, and the wearer probably an acrobat somehow managing to keep balance. Created by designer Iris van Herpen in cooperation with footwear brand United Nude, the shoes each have a wedge molded from carbon fiber and fiberglass.

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Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin Concept

Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin Concept

We often see designers coming up with independent concepts that carry the names of the big marques. Rarely do we see the marque actually giving its blessings to the design. This happens to be one of those rare occasions. British designers Roy Norton and Tom Kasher approached Triumph Product Manager Simon Warburton about their idea for a new interpretation of the Triumph Bonneville, and received the brand’s support in return.

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Lighting From Airbus Windows

Lighting From Airbus Windows

A piece of furniture made from aircrafts is the perfect place for the office of an airline company. Designer Paul Coudamy made this lighting piece for Flown Mobilier Airline. Named F-Light, the system uses recycled Airbus A300 windows that were curved and attached into a shape fit to be used for lighting.

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Mithos EV Concept Wants to be Like the Batmobile

Mithos EV Concept Wants to be Like the Batmobile

Designer Tiago Miguel Inácio created teh Mithos EV Concept after grabbing some inspiration from the Batmobile in Tim Burton’s Batman. He made the original concept in 2006, then improved it in 2011 to give the concept car its present looks. It isn’t likely to kick as much ass as the Batmobile, but for an EV taking inspiration from the iconic car, it does the job well. Which we assume, is mostly about looking pretty.

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