Current and connection are the main themes of the interior design of Proti Proudu Bistro in Prague district Karlín. Inspiration by František Křižík, the Karlín-born electrical engineering inovator, merged with the idea of connecting through good coffee and delicious food. The main bar wall, made of white perforated plywood, creates a grid, which all the components on the wall connect to – from the sliding targets of wires to the paper roll with daily menu. Network of wires, stretching from the switches behind the counter to the lights above the tables, draws attention to the connection between staff and guests.
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.
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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
Timo Niskanen founder and designer of Helsinki based store Himmee created Loop, a beautiful minimalistic lamp with a touch controlled dimmer. The lamp has a sleek aluminum body with an opal acrylic diffuser, and the LED lightsource is placed inside the inner surface of the circle.
The idea for the lighting fixture came unexpectedly. One night Niskanen was walking with his dog and suddenly he noticed a loop obstacle from the mini golf track coming out from the snow. He had walked several times by the mini golf track but this time he saw the obstacle for new eyes and the basic form of the Loop lamp was born.