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Ford GT-V Concept


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Overview: In profile and from the rear the GT-V concept is a handsome looking car. But there’s a bit too much going on at the front – which makes the headlights seem totally lost in a sea of grilles and air intakes. In addition the windscreen looks to be near-vertical – which would have dire consequences for the car’s aerodynamics. So in terms of looks the Ford GT-V concept is a mix of win and fail.

As it’s an independently-designed concept which isn’t destined for production, the engineering and drivetrain underpinning the car is merely a series of words and numbers plucked from the air – but they help to get a feel for the car’s purpose. For the GT-V concept Ciprian has chosen a clever hybrid drivetrain which would offer a three-fold benefit. By combining a supercharged V8 with a 162 horsepower electric motor, the GT-V concept would offer exceptional performance  – while also reducing fuel consumption. When required the electric motor could provide an extra boost of power thanks to a ‘push-to-pass’ button. At lower speeds or for shorter journeys, the electric motor could be used on its own for zero-emission motoring.

To further reduce fuel usage, the Ford GT-V concept would be fitted with an advanced stop-start system which would cut the engine when the vehicle is stationary.

Lightweight composite materials would be used throughout the car to keep weight to a minimum.

Designer: Andrus Ciprian

Boat Sofa


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Overview: The title says it all. You clever, clever designer. It’s obvious where the inspiration came from but the question is, does it float?  The answer, YES IT DOES. In case you’re caught in sudden flood, removing the cushions reveal a totally buoyant boat with real oars. Designer Bongyoel Yang says he designed it for the “Global Warming Generation.” Damn, it’s a cool concept with dire implications. I’m torn.

Designer: Bongyoel Yang

Smart Tray


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Overview: The cleverly designed Smart Tray merges the functionality of an iPhone charging dock into a minimal mood lamp/speaker combination that’s great on the bedside or desktop. While one version uses USB cables, the other utilizes inductive charging, allowing the user to simply throw their phone down on the lamp/speaker and forget about it. Control the light and tunes directly from your Bluetooth-capable devices!

Designer: Sang Hoon Lee

Io – Light Fixture


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Overview: This stylish, half-slice shaped sconce uses a clever combination of lines and curves to create the visual illusion that it’s unattached and floating. Not only for looks, the unique placement of the 3D shape effectively illuminates the space with a variety of vertical positions easily defined by the user. Up, down, just till it around to highlight or shadow the area to your liking!

Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

Mist Shine – Perfume Spray


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Overview: Mist Shine is a clever wearable creation that combines smart tech, aromatics and fashion into one! The wearable design pairs with your smartphone and can be controlled with an app to release a scent when you receive a text or call from designated individuals or just anyone. Not only wearable, users can choose from a number of refillable cartridges and scents to tailor the aromatic environment of their workspace or home as well!

Designer: Effisystem