Method's new laundry detergent offers outstanding cleaning power with a patented, super concentrated, plant-based biodegradable formula, delivered in the world's first handheld pump bottle. The bottle can be used one-handed and it allows controlled, accurate, no-mess dispensing.
In a world increasingly concerned with speed and portability, it was only natural that a company known for data storage would want to expand into a new market; by creating a fun, practical accessory that allows users to transport and share their data quickly, we've done just that. The key-shaped USB key that we produced is both inventive and functional, and turned out to be one of our biggest selling products of the year.
Carpet samples contribute an estimated 1 million pounds of waste to America’s landfills every year. They are also expensive to produce—$250–500 each, a cost mills are forced to swallow as a loss leader. A cost-effective and environmentally sensitive alternative, SIM digitally models carpet and textiles for manufacturers when prototyping new designs and for architects and designers when reviewing samples in the early stages of a project.
This design strategy involved an entirely new line of satellite radio products. Designers were asked to define the family of devices and develop a visual language as well as build an overall brand identity with the hopes of increasing the adoption of satellite radio technology. Extensive research provided a direction: reinvent the radio experience by combining the nostalgic simplicity of traditional radio with the control and advanced technology of digital media.
The MIN is a fun, engaging chair for children aged five to eight that also converts into a rocking chair. Made from a single piece of injection molded plastic, the design offers great manufacturing efficiencies and could be produced in a wide range of fun colors. With no legs and its single, rounded form, the MIN.CHAIR is ambiguous at first glance. But the cleverness of its dual function soon wins over all who see it.
The Touch Messenger gives blind users in China an affordable, user-friendly cell phone experience on par with sighted users. Current text messaging devices for the blind convert text to speech via a text reader, which negates the privacy and unobtrusiveness intended with this form of communication. With the Touch Messenger’s innovative screen and keyboard for Braille text messaging, blind users can now take advantage of this rapidly growing form of communication. In addition, products for the disabled tend to lack the emphasis on design and aesthetics as those for the general population.
ENV is the world’s first purpose-built hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, intended to demonstrate the potential of this technology, all in a fashion-forward design. In addition to being lightweight, streamlined and aerodynamic, its performance outstrips all electrically fueled bikes. The bike’s iridescent white and high-gloss black finish express its parallel natures: a utopian vision of clean power and the excitement of a hard-edged good ride. The ENV motorcycle produces almost no noise pollution, and the only emission is water vapor pure enough to drink.