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ZEA MARU

ZEA MARU helps save trees by replacing wooden floors with a wood-like design that is made of rapidly renewable corn-based polylactic acid. It is 100 percent formaldehyde-free and emits no toxic gas during its life, providing a healthier and safer environment for habitants.

Credits: Hannah Jeon, Seung Yop Son, Han Kyu Lee and of LG Hausys Design Center (South Korea)

Contact: Seung Yop Son: seungyop@lghausys.com

hopper

Hopper offers a new take on the classic picnic table. Each corner allows easy access to the benches, and multiple tables can be combined into one very long table without loosing this easy access. An optional back rest can be attached to the bench to encourage the spirit of sitting together at a long table for pleasure and enjoyment.

Credits: Dirk Wynants of dw² (Belgium)

Contact: Laure Martroye: laure@extremis.be

Twinline 2

Twinline 2 offers an alternative to the conventional bathtub and shower. With its tub form and integrated flat shower door, it takes up exactly as much space as a normal bathtub. The shower door opens in, allowing almost floor-level access into the shower and bathing area. A mechanical door lock connects the water outlet with the shower door preventing the door from accidentally opening during filling and bathing.

Credits: Christoph Pauschitz and Christian Rukower of GP designpartners gmbh (Austria) for Artweger GmbH & Co. KG (Austria)

Contact: Rudolf Greger: greger@gp.co.at

Moment

The generous flowing cup shape of the Moment chair supports your body, and a small table can be cantilevered outside the chair when you need a place for your coffee or rotated directly in front of you for a place to work. This articulating motion reinforces the notion of private and public, suggesting to others that you are available for conversation or you are busy with work—a social gauge, if you will.

Credits: Feiz Design Studio, Khodi Feiz and Johan van Hengel
Corporate Sponsor: OFFECCT
Contact: Khodi Feiz: info@feizdesign.com

 

1.3 Chair: Balsa wood furniture

Inspired by the British wooden bomber airplane, the De Havilland DH 98 Mosquito, the 1.3 Chair is constructed from compressed balsa wood (a fast-growing underused sustainable source of wood), lime wood and a hardwood veneer (for structural stability). This modest, practical and beautiful everyday chair reinterprets craft techniques to find alternative industrial production methods.

Credits: Royal College of Art and Kihyun Kim
Corporate Sponsor: ZEITRAUM GmbH
Contact: Kihyun Kim: kihyunkimdesign@gmail.com

 

Infinite Zone

The Infinite Zone, a ceiling-mounted LED light fixture, provides soothing, glare-free indirect illumination for interior spaces. It can be installed horizontally, vertically or as a pendant to suit each user’s environment. The biggest advantage of Infinite Zone is that it smoothly and uniformly diffuses light indoors.

Credits: KHVatec, Woo Jin Yun and Gil-Hoon Cho
Contact: Woo-Jin Yun: woorihi@tl-eng.com

 

Haiku Bamboo Ceiling Fan

The sleek look of the Haiku ceiling fan conceals patented electronics and a cool-running inverter motor that delivers an 80 percent improvement in energy efficiency over conventional ceiling fans. Haiku’s airfoils are made of moso bamboo, a sustainable resource with the tensile strength of steel that renews itself every five years. Its sophisticated control features include the whoosh mode to simulate natural airflow, increasing effective cooling by 40 percent.

Credits: Big Ass Fans Company and John Noble
Contact: Sherrell Watson: swatson@bigassfans.com

 

LED Clear Bulb

The LED Clear Bulb is the first to recreate the mood, quality and look of an incandescent bulb. The LED light source resembles a filament that can effectively disperse light in all directions. Since it has the same dimensions as an incandescent, the LED Clear Bulb can be used seamlessly with any light fixture that uses an incandescent. It offers both a rated lifespan of 40,000 hours and excellent energy-saving performance—a superior alternative to an incandescent bulb.

The incandescent bulb was originally created to emulate the comforting soft-warm glow of a candle light. Many people resist switching to LEDs because they do not want to give up this warm glow and the look of an incandescent. The LED Clear Bulb addresses these needs and bridges the psychological gap, making the transition easy and seamless.

Conventional LED bulbs disperse light directionally, unlike an incandescent bulb, which disperses light in all directions creating a warm glow. They also have a bulky and unsightly heat sink and functional components. The challenges were to design an LED light source and components to disperse light in all directions and to eliminate the heat sink and make compact components that fit the overall shape and dimension of an incandescent bulb.

The design team created a clear LED bulb that re-creates the look, function and quality of an incandescent bulb. The LED light source in the LED Clear Bulb resembles the filament found in an incandescent bulb. The filament is mounted on an aluminum die-cast rod that dissipates heat, eliminating the need for a bulky heat sink.

This LED Clear Bulb will help increase the adoption of LED bulbs. It enables a seamless transition from an incandescent to an LED because it offers a familiar size, shape and soft warm glow found in incandescent bulbs and that fits in existing light fixtures. Just as Edison strove to re-create candle light with an incandescent bulb, Panasonic has re-created the incandescent bulb with an energy-efficient clear-glass LED bulb.

Credit: Panasonic Corporation: Nobuyuki Mase and Haruhiko Uneo
Contact: Amy Dunkle: amy.dunkle@us.panasonic.com


Henrybuilt Opencase Wall System

Henrybuilt Opencase Wall System

The Henrybuilt Storage System combines the flexibility and personalization of custom design with the precision and reliability of sophisticated manufacturing. The multipurpose system can work in a wide range of situations and can be adapted to the user’s needs over time, ensuring longevity. The system is made-to-order and is available in Henrybuilt’s full material palette.

da caster

The concept behind da caster is to smoothly harmonize with the design of furniture or fittings while maintaining a distinct presence as a caster. Rather than a ball-bearing configuration with an axle and bearing, the basic structure of a conventional caster, the da caster is characterized by a sliding configuration that does not use an axle or bearing. The da caster structure comprises an aluminum shell, a roller and an internal ring made of a special resin. This composition results in a ring-shaped wheel with a central hole a hubless caster that possesses sufficient strength and solidity yet seems to float.

 

Designed by Mitsunobu Hozumi of hozmi design and Ryo Shimizu of SIMIZ technik

Contact: Seiichi Yoshida - mikuriya@hammer-caster.co.jp

 

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