Left-handed people live in a right-handed world. More than 90% of the scissors in the world are specifically designed for right-handed users. Trying to adapt to a pair right-handed of scissors is not a reasonable solution for lefties. Double scissors is a pair of double-edged scissors that accommodates both left-handed and right-handed users. You need only switch the direction of the blade. Double scissors challenges the notion that we need separate products. If both left- and right-hand users can use the same pair of scissors, it not only improves the versatility of scissors but better serves left-handed people and creates a more inclusive environment.
Designed by: Ren Peng of Shenzhen explore home Industrial Design Co., Ltd
Collective Conscious features four textiles that reflect people’s adjustment to a slower, more connected life. Grid State, a postconsumer biodegradable polyester textile, advances the conversation around sustainability. Scale Factor references the senses through the visual, acoustical, and tactile, giving the eye much-needed expansion in response to increased screen time. From fiber to finish, Crossgrain’s dense, textural character was developed for multipurpose use on upholstery, acoustical panels, wrapped walls, and screens. Gaze is a soft, double-sided sheer drapery that is all about spatial integration. It combines clever color play with renewable fibers.
Designed by: Suzanne Tick of Luum Textiles
Sitting for a long time without exercise can cause cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc herniation, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. American scientific research institutions have found that intermittent exercise (for example, every half an hour) can reduce the harm caused by sedentary lifestyles. Fitter is a 360-degree chair leg that causes people to inadvertently exercise by twisting their body as they work, thereby reducing the harm of sitting for long periods.
Designed by: Lei Liu, Chujun Li, Fei Han and Zhixi Li of HengLin Home Furnishings Co.
Pergola is a freestanding architectural workspace designed to support new ways of working. It creates spaces where people can get away to collaborate, connect, create, and innovate. Pergola also supports people’s need to focus or restore—alone or together. Its inviting environments support a variety of workstyles, offering the customization desired in today’s workspaces. The unlimited options are achieved with a small collection of individual parts and pieces, allowing designers to easily specify their room size, degree of enclosure, function, and finishes.
Designed by: Patricia Urquiola of Studio Urquiola and Nathan Shedd of Haworth Design Studio
LAY is a desk designed for the classroom with a focus on aesthetics and functionality. The edges of the desk are rounded off, lending a feeling of friendliness and softness. A modesty panel wraps around the desk to make the user feel cozy and snug. A pen tray, drawers, and purse hangers allow efficient use of storage space despite its compact size. Multiple desks can be linked together on all four sides to easily form a group layout and can be stacked for storage or when being moved.
Designed by: Kang Youngseok, Ban Haesung, and Lee Youngjin of bestuhl Co., Ltd.
Tempo is a modular wall and ceiling baffle system that improves acoustics but also functions as art in residential and commercial interiors. Acoustic ceiling systems and wall systems have become overly complex to install and purchase, yet no system works on both the ceiling and the wall. Tempo is the first baffle system that uses the same modules for the ceiling and wall. With 12 different modules offered in six colors, the combinations are almost endless, allowing each designer to easily create unique installations depending on the style of the space and its acoustic requirements.
Designed by: KEM STUDIO and Loftwall
Workplace Hub integrates the management of multifunctional printers, servers, and IT systems and increases the efficiency of people’s workstyle and the business’s operations.
Designed by: Masakazu Nagano, Yu Iritani, Masumi Ikeda of Human Experience Design Center for Konica Minolta, Inc. and Sabotage Design Ltd.
The bizhub C360i series of color multifunctional printers helps streamline people’s workflow. They offer high quality and performance, network connectivity, and simple operation for any user.
Designed by: Masakazu Nagano, Hiroko Hirano, Ayane Iida, Yusuke Ikeda of Human Experience Design Center for Konica Minolta, Inc. and Sabotage Design Ltd.