1 – 3 : : DesignChatter : : ……neat, interesting examples of design

Quirky…………

1. an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible

2. an unexpected twist or turn

Quirky is good, right?

Check these out…….

Aha! Badminton, what?

Not! Although these are, indeed, shuttlecocks, they are, stools designed by Australian designer Justin Lamont. The particulars are:

designer: justin lamont (Australia)
Manufacturer: justin lamont (Australia)
Inspired By: shuttle cock
Material: steel with leather upholstery
Colours: any colour
Dimension: 500mm 500mm
Price: $550 (australian $)

Brothers Justin and Glenn Lamont can be found at:
http://www.lifespacejourney.com/contact.html

Quirky2 …… or, QuirkyToo:

The ShangHay chair,  designed for the Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 the Shanghay chair is conceived as a single segment of the 264m long social bench that orbits the pavilion both inside and outside that has been designed in collaboration between BIG and Jeppe Hein. The bench is made from pliable plancs (two for the seat and two for the back) that move seamlessly through the pavilion to form picnic areas, lounges, safety barriers and bars. The Shanghai chair is similarly composed of 4 small boards folded around each other to form the simplest chair imaginable merging legs and seat, back and structure into the 4 constituent parts. Since the chair can be acquired in multiple colors and is so easy to disassemble and reassemble people will be cabable for creating their own hybrid designs by recombining their colors of choice. Shanghay Chair is made from Moulded plywood and Produced by HAY.

KiBiSi

Founded by Kilo Design / Lars Holme Larsen, BIG / Bjarke Ingels and Skibsted Ideation / Jens Martin Skibsted, KiBiSi is a Copenhagen based idea-driven industrial design firm. Each partner contributes with intelligence and experience from within his specific field providing KiBiSi with cutting edge knowledge and knowhow within the fields of architecture, design, furniture, electronics, transportation, contemporary culture and lifestyle. Having collaborated on multiple projects for years Lars, Bjarke and Jens Martin decided to turn their intuitive inclination to work together into a full time collaboration.

Ki

Kilo Design by Lars Holme Larsen is known as an industrial design studio rooted in a straight forward approach to design merging elements of contemporary culture from high and low: the art scene as well as the street, the fashion house as well as the workshop. Lars Holme Larsen’s natural eye for blatant and simple solutions to complex design problems, has earned him instant acclaim as one of Danish designs fastest rising stars.

Bi

BIG architects founded by Bjarke Ingels has become one of the leading firms of a new generation of architects, repeatedly attracting public attention and triggering political debate with thought provoking designs. Often moving beyond the traditional boundaries of building BIG’s ideas absorb all the economical, ecological, social and political interests surrounding a project and turn them into back bending forms that are as surprising as they are obvious.

Si

Skibsted Ideation, founded by Biomega creator Jens Martin Skibsted, is a prolific generator of radically new concepts for brand owners: Applying the thinking of branding, fashion and cuisine to the world of industrial design. Young Global Leader and member of “Davos'” design think tank, collected by MoMA and frequent collaborator with the world’s biggest brands and best designers, Jens Martin Skibsted is a hyper active citizen of the global design elite.

Ki + Bi + Si = KiBiSi

Also by & from KiBiSi:

….and then we have, Quirky3:

Also designed by KiBiSi,

[The Mopion] mixes city bike features and cargo bike features, making it a sturdy companion. It comes with a super-size innovative front carrier for heavy duty transport of your groceries or other needs. Developed for city dwellers, Mopion features a light aluminum frame, making it a one-of-a-kind lightweight cargo bike weighing only 22 kilos. The geometry holds the body in a slightly inclined, but still heads-up position for navigational ease and exceptional balancing.

Of course, while on the topic of cargo bikes, Madsen Cycles makes this one, among others:

We’ll review more on the Madsen cargo bikes next week…..

Quirky4: Last quirky for this issue…

This watch is designed by Damian Kozlik. The Dot is a sleek and elegant wristwatch appearing more as a wristband than a conventional timepiece.
Based on LED technology, the stylish watch features extruded buttons to organize time or date on its LED display. The Dot is also lightweight thanks to the perforated casing. Too bad, it is only a concept so far.

Also next week we’ll take a closer look at these:

and also this:

It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s a TRUCK? Yup….and it’s in production, believe it or not…..

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