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Curve – Lamp by Fatma Kstekli

Curve is an office task lamp that offers flexibility in terms of both positioning and illumination. The telescopic structure and angle can be easily adjusted for a variety of tasks like studying or sketching. The versatile, vertical design can be adapted to different activities in any office environment or studio while saving space.

Designer: Fatma Kstekli

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Curve Dog Poo Disposal Trashcan by Krs Benedek – Ben Koros

When the local government of Hungary was looking for a motivational campaign to get dog owners to dispose off the dog poo from the streets, little did they know that the prize-winning entry Curve would garner so much support and enthusiasm. The trashcan designed by Krs Benedek – Ben Koros has a fun and intriguing way of dumping the waste. Read on to know more.

Ben explains, The biggest problem with dog waste disposal cans is, that they fill up on domestic rubbish way before time – thus even responsible dog owners can’t dispose their pet’s waste. I’ve tried to design a can, which doesn’t allow bottles, bags full of trash, empty boxes etc. to be dropped inside. The user must pick up the poo, place it in a plastic bag (biologically degradable plastic bags included on the Curve), and lead it through a curvy gap on the top, to be able to dump it.

Absolutely brilliant!

Designer: Krs Benedek – Ben Koros

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XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

Devour if you will this escape from urbanization, the XSCAPE is from a time and place unknown to us as of yet, a concept car for 2030. Daily commuting is what this lady is for, flexible and narrow for the condensed spaces of the future. Flexible materials are mixed with solids for a safe ride and trip – this car can also extend horizontally to accommodate more than one rider.

The extension mechanism is integrated into the chassis and the pillar which runs along the roof all the way along until the rear. At the back, a concertina of extended lights and a cluster-like hatch that opens to provide flexible luggage space as well. Each wheel is light and highly fuel efficient, a light stripe runs along each to show the width. Sensors and cameras are installed along the wheels to be viewed from within the car.

Inside you’ll find minimal interface between the occupants and the vehicle. Each mechanism is hidden under spandex-like materials allowing for max movement and flexibility while remaining simple aesthetically as possible. Controls appear and disappear just as easily. Each of the following are retractable so that the driver might enter/exit the vehicle: pedals, dashboard, and steering wheel.

The model you’ll see in the first image is milled out of a high-density yellow foam on a 3 axis CNC machine. The DLO is made of a sheet of 2mm Perspex on a vacuum forming machine, and small parts were made using a rapid prototyping machine. Fantastic!

Animation for the Presentation Video: Direction, audio editing, animation, rendering and video editing by Ivan Ladovi.

Designer: Shengjie Wang

XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

XSCAPE 2030 Concept Car For Escaping From Urbanization By Shengjie Wang

Source:yankodesign.com

FreeRider SkateCycle By Antonio Meze And Brooklyn Workshop

FreeRider SkateCycle By Antonio Meze And Brooklyn Workshop

Calling all ye skateboard enthusiasts to check out this lovely FreeRider SkateCycle (love the complex name!), a self propelled hubless skate that allows you to rule the flat ground and any skate park! The features include 9-inch polyurethane hubless wheels, weighs 7.3 lbs, easy folding system, solid aluminum frame, durable composite body parts, and two slip-resistant footboards. The wheels are connected via a double-jointed, twisting axle, which allows the rider to twist their body and move their feet inwards and outwards, to propel the board forwards.

Just because you loved this so much, the skateboard can be actually bought for $149.95. Thats right.its not a concept, but the real thing!

Designers: Antonio Meze & Brooklyn Workshop

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FreeRider SkateCycle By Antonio Meze And Brooklyn Workshop

FreeRider SkateCycle By Antonio Meze And Brooklyn Workshop

FreeRider SkateCycle By Antonio Meze And Brooklyn Workshop

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PigZig 20 By Dan McCabe

PigZig 20 By Dan McCabe

Of all the skateboard deck and skateboard sport related furniture I’ve seen in all my years of seeing such things in my line of work, I have never, ever, seen something so wild as this. This is the strangest, wildest, most wacky piece of skateboard furniture I have ever seen. It tops both the categories of skateboard related AND skateboard constructed (meaning there’s skateboard parts included) furniture. Tops. Wild.

This amalgamation is called PigZig 2.0 and it’s meant to be a hallway table. The “over vertical” element (the two big swoops piece) is made of hand fabricated stainless steel. Maple skateboard decks on top, 369 Independent trucks holding 75mm BigZig lime green wheels on the bottom.

Whether you plan on placing some glasses of caffeine-laced soda pop on top or dropping this into a halfpipe with you on top of it, please, PLEASE use nothing but caution. So, so much of it.

Designer: Dan McCabe

PigZig 20 By Dan McCabe

PigZig 20 By Dan McCabe

PigZig 20 By Dan McCabe

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Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Oh my goodness, this is a shiny, sharp looking triad of motorcycle vehicles. Before you get down too far in the description, take note that the red and the black are diesel/electric engines while the gray is an electric only, working with the battery. Then below that in this project post’s gallery you’ll see the “shared” battery station, which is quite the looker and something I’d sure like to see in the real world for real. Designer Paolo De Giusti presents three Naked bikes.

First are the red and the black models, the “900 SD.” Style inspired by the old Moto Guzzi productions single cylinder bikes. Designed to be “romantic.” Deliberately limited in aerodynamic protection, forcing the rider to lie down on the tank whilst driving. Engine is a single cylinder 903 cc with direct injection and turbo diesel – for RACING FAST. Form IS function in this project, each element in place for a specified purpose.

Then the “SE” Big Battery Naked. This is based on the frame of the “900 SD” models, but instead with an eye pointed at the future. Two electric motors in each wheel for traction and braking energy recovery. The bike – this is important – contains a large removable battery pack and 2 fixed backup batteries. This bike uses the “shared system battery.”

With this system, the designer takes into account the idea that everything about electric batteries is better than conventional engine systems EXCEPT the fact that they’ve got that long time for charging up. This system does away with that with a shared battery system. In this system there will be stations positioned throughout the environment of the biker that use robots to take out and replace batteries whenever the motorcycle runs low on battery life. Not only would this system make the process of getting fuel as good as it is already, the battery switching time is projected to be much LESS than that of filling up your tank with gasoline! Hooray!

SPECS! I love specifications written out so utterly simple like this. All you designers, take note! This is awesome.

900 SD “Big Mono Naked” (Red and Black models)

Engine type : single cylinder Diesel Turbo
Displacement : 903 cc
Bore Stroke : 100 mm x 115 mm
Valve : 4
Fuel System : diesel “Common Rail”
Cooling system: air + oil
Oil capacity : 3 l
Power : 110 Cv / 6500 rpm
Torque : 180 n/m / 1500 rpm
transmission: Hydraulic
Frame type: carbon fiber and aluminium, engine and tank structural
Rake fork angle : 23
Front suspension : parallelogram, single aluminium arm, excursion 110 mm
Rear suspension : aluminium Swingarm, excursion 105 mm
Front brakes : 420 mm ,8 piston brake caliper
Rear brakes : 300 mm , 4 piston brake caliper
Tires Front : 120/70 – 21″
Tires Rear :200/90 – 18″
Overall Length : 2300 mm
Overall Width : 540 mm
Overall Height : 1090 mm
Seat Height : 760 mm
Ground Clearance : 1600 mm
Wheelbase : 160 mm
Dry Weight : 180 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 Lt
Max Speed : 240 km/h
Cruising speed : 220 km/h

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SE “Big Battery Naked”

Engine type : 2 electric motor fixed to wheels
front motor: 220 mm
rear motor: 300 mm
total Power : 80 Kw
Torque: 240 n/m
transmission: electric
Frame type: aluminum monocoque, double perimeter beam
Rake fork angle : 23
Front suspension : parallelogram, single aluminium arm, excursion 110 mm
Rear suspension : aluminium Swingarm, excursion 105 mm
Front brakes : 420 mm ,8 piston brake caliper
Rear brakes : 300 mm , 4 piston brake caliper
Tires Front : 120/70 – 21″
Tires Rear :200/90 – 18″
Overall Length : 2300 mm
Overall Width : 540 mm
Overall Height : 1090 mm
Seat Height : 760 mm
Ground Clearance : 1600 mm
Wheelbase : 160 mm
Peso – Weight : 210 kg
Number Of Battery: 3 – 2 fixed battery, 1 extractable
Total Battery Volume: 65 Lt
Max Speed: 240 km/h
Cruising speed: 220 km/h

Designer: Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Big Mono Naked And Big Battery Naked Motorcycles By Paolo De Giusti

Source:yankodesign.com