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Overview: The latest from IN-TENTA, this urban architectural installation called ALL-IN-SQUARE appears to be hand created just for the unique waterfront space where it lives, but in actuality it’s composed of simple, moveable modular elements including granite benches, metal “cocoon” seats, soft lighting, bike stands, granite floor coverings and square pop-ups for shelter, shade or use as a kiosk. Everything a common ground needs for a custom aesthetic, but with less expense and more efficiency.

The trapezoidal-shaped pieces can be combined in multiple ways for a variety of needs and outdoor leisure activities. Incorporating technological and ecological aspects, thin photovoltaic solar films are located on the roof of the metal plate of the microarchitecture as well as the ‘cocoon’ elements to supplement electricity to items like lighting and public wi-fi. ALL-IN-SQUARE is fully built in a factory and then transported to the final location. It is specifically designed to be installed with a minimum impact on the environment.

Designer: IN-TENTA

DS21 Renaissance

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Overview: A tribute to the classic Citroën DS of yesteryear and its designer Flaminio Bertoni, the DS21 Renaissance captures the core styling of the iconic estate wagon in a fashion on par with the French brand’s modern identity. Like the original, the Renaissance should be noted for its aerodynamic, futuristic body design with fender skirts that both harken back to the space age and look forward to modern efficiency standards.

Designer: Slimane Toubal

Enko – Running Shoes

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Overview: Wild in both function and aesthetic, Enko is a revolutionary running shoe which, with its two shock absorbers, conserves all the energy stored in each stride. With a normal shoe, when your foot touches the ground, the energy is completely lost. In contrast, Enko stores up the energy and redelivers it when you lift your heel off the ground again to make your running extremely efficient.

Designer: Mathieu Pesme