Shield is a new series of lamps by Kutarq Studio created for Millelumen Germany. Inspired by the shields of the Maasai from Tanzania, consistent reduction, clear geometry and clean shapes are the design principles behind the Shield luminaires. The lamp consists of two main parts: an opalescent diffuser (which is exchangeable and can be set up fast and easy), and a white-painted aluminum structural chassis. The shades are not opaque, but semi-translucent, creating an attractive aura and a pleasant atmosphere as a harmonious light falls upon the wall or ceiling. They are made in three different forms: round, oval and eye-shaped. The Shield series are available as a wall, ceiling, pendant or floor lamp, and are all dimmable.
The Pill Wall Desk is designed by Lithuanian-based Emko, a furniture and home accessory design company that takes inspiration from the intersection of Northern Scandinavian, Western European and Eastern Russian cultural spaces to create products for the modern home. Multifunctional and stylish, the desk aims to provide the cure for cluttered living spaces while also offering an innovative way of creating a compact workspace. The round cabinet can be installed on a wall at any height, to suit the needs of the owner. Its interior features display and storage spaces, with an adjustable shelving system and sockets. Thanks to its ingenious and adaptable design, it can be used as a working desk, bar, storage space, or bookshelf. Available here in white with a white or black back, the Pill Wall Desk also comes in black, blue and yellow.
Pill Wall Mounted Desk at Gessato Store
Oblong is a bold, contemporary take on the classic rectangular timepiece created by Kilo, a design studio headed by Lars Larsen for danish brand Bulbul.
A hybrid of past and present with a distinctly modernist edge. Oblong is made from the best, most resilient components available, such as Italian leather, sapphire crystal, steel mesh bands from Pforzheim in Germany and a Swiss-made movement with 10 years of battery life.
Every single component on the Oblong watch is custom-made for Bulbul; from the hands, the crown, the buck and the loop, to the leather straps, the case back and the sapphire crystal glass.
You can order yours via Kickstarter
This digital inhaler is a practical and innovative asthma device created by design firm Cardboard Helicopter for Global Prime Healthcare.
From the designers: Global Prime Healthcare approached us with the desire to add an innovative delivery mechanism for self-management of asthma and COPD. We developed a digital inhaler to include a digital readout to allow patients to know more about the inhaled dosage, the amount of pumps that remain, as well as insight about the optimal moments to use the device, all in real time. The intuitive application was also developed to detect impairment in medication usage, and boasts enhanced product stability and increased lung penetration of the medication. The back lit LCD screen links to a cartridge, providing a consistent readout for patients so they won’t ever be without medication when they need it. The design went through months of hands-on testing and ethnography development to ultimately produce an inhaler that was easy to use, ergonomic and intuitive for asthma and COPD sufferers of all ages.
Having completed extensive research on the difficulties of using an inhaler, we wanted to design the first inhaler to allow users to use their entire hand to apply pressure, instead of just an index finger. This provides children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities or arthritis with an easy and pain-free way to delivery medication through the device.
From: Core 77
The Torsion chair by designer Natalie Musorina is designed to be made out of one single strip of plywood, painstakingly bent along a defined 3D curve to create a Mobius strip-esque shape. The concept of torsion comes into the way the wood is bent. The chair’s fabric is weaved into this very wooden strip providing a tensile seating device within a torsion bent wood strip.
Via: Yanko Design