The QLD-101 LED light fixture is composed of crystal-like units that are connected by magnets. Users can create their own fixtures by connecting different numbers of units. Light from the LED bulb hidden inside each unit beams though the diffuser. Colors change in rhythm, like rays of light glistening within crystal, transforming the metal surface into a seducing luminescent show.
Credits: QisDesign/Qisda Creative Design Center (Taiwan)
The Slice Ceramic Box Cutter uses a Zirconium ceramic blade that helps users safely and effortlessly slice through cardboard, paperboard and cordage. Whether breaking down boxes for the recycling bin at home or stocking store shelves, the ergonomic wrap-around form protects hands and knuckles from staples and box fragments, tracks smoothly and evenly across the cutting surface, and hooks on a pocket or belt loop for easy accessibility between use.
Credits: Scot Herbst and Alfredo Muccino of Herbst Produkt + Liquid for Slice Inc
The Groove Filter bottle is a portable filtration system with a contemporary design that’s easy to use and carry. Utilizing a coconut-based carbon filter, it allows users to get freshly filtered water anywhere they go. The silicone Big Bite Valve combined with either the BPA-free Tritan or stainless steel carafe, it eliminates the need to purchase bottled water.
Credits:John Duran and Derek Sullivan of CamelBak Products LLC
The Antidote reservoir system provides a hands-free drinking experience that helps athletes stay hydrated on the move. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the company’s backpacks, it was engineered to be light, low profile, durable and easy to use, delivering water on demand through the silicone bite valve.
Credits: John Duran, Derek Sullivan and Rawmin Ehyai of CamelBak Products LLC
The Photosmart eStation is a versatile wireless all-in-one printer (print/fax/scan/copy/Web). The 7-inch detachable display with a charging station is integrated to the focal zone, and a second control panel is revealed when the main display is removed from the unit. The detachable display offers a Web browser with apps like eReader, email, Facebook, music, photo gallery and more.
Credits: Vicki Chuang, Dario Miticocchio, IDSA, Diane Guettler and Rita Castillo of Hewlett-Packard
Contract furniture design and manufacturing company Andreu World would like to invite designers of all ages, professionals and students from all fields of design to participate in the 11th Annual Andreu World International Design Contest.
Challenge: Design a chair and/or table Open to: Professionals & Students (No age limit) Deadline: September 11, 2011