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CA7CH Lightbox


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Overview: Introducing… Lightbox- the smallest, live-streaming, wearable camera… ever! Instead of manually taking photos with your phone or hand-held cam, Lightbox makes it possible to invite friends and family to experience life WITH you rather than AFTER it’s already happened. With its super-easy app, your smartphone becomes the viewfinder and lets you control everything from audio and video to social sharing.

Designer: CA7CH Motion Inc.

Crater lake


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Overview: A winner at the 2011 Shitsurai Art International Competition, Crater Lake is an environmental installation that serves as a meeting place to visit with friends, contemplate the surroundings, or simply sit for a moment. The design was inspired by the social revitalization of the city of Kobe, Japan after the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake of 1995.

Multiple ideas and materials were tested to realize the complexity of the smooth and undulating form.  Wood was chosen for its strong structural capacity, easiness to work with, and natural qualities. One of the main issues was the expression of the continuous and smooth surface without using costly techniques of wood steaming, bending or digital fabrication. The solution was to divide the circular surface into a number of radial parts, with the optimal number of 20 parts. Factors that determined this optimal number were, overall surface expression, production schedule, and transportation method (vehicle bedsize). These 20 radial parts were preassembled off-site and transported by a vehicle to the main site of Shiosai Park.

Standard wood and off-the-shelf hardware were used in construction to avoid any costly customized fabrication process. 2×4 studs were used for all structural members and 30×60 mm treated cedar wood was used for the surface. The structure of radial parts consists of a series of free-form ribs composed in segments with horizontal support and cross bracing for rigidity. Each radial segment has 64 surface planks that are attached to three structural ribs that are rigidly connected between each other with horizontal supports. The surfaces with the most anticipated traffic flow have narrow spacing between each plank. As the mount becomes higher, the spacing distance of surface planks increases, allowing users to climb the mount. The rising mount resulted from understanding the site and seasonal conditions, functioning as a sun shading and wind protection from the bay winds when sitting in the inner area.

Designer: 24° Studio

KIING – Ski Tracker


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Overview: Kiing is the first activity tracker designed specifically for skiers. Placed at the front and back of the skis, the system uses GPS, an accelerometer, and other sensors to monitor velocity, turns, and other data which are transmitted via Bluetooth to a wrist-worn device for interpretation. With this information, skiers can not only hone their skills but compete with friends and other skiers via social media sharing!

Designer: Lucas Ortiz Estefanell

Ground Wave – Interactive Dance Training Shoe


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Overview: Designed with youth mind, the Ground Wave is an inspiring shoe design that aims to introduce exercise in a subtle, fun and relevant way that’s similar to playing a video game. Synced with a wireless app, the system gives dance moves to the wearer, tracking their movement with sensors and accelerometers and keeping track of their achievements and scores. User’s can share their scores with friends on social channels and even form their own dance crews!

Designer: Tom Sykes

The Cube Restaurant


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Overview: The Cube by Electrolux will offer guests wonderful, exclusive food experiences. Guests enjoy the evening and interact and learn from the professionals chefs at work on Electrolux appliances. By sharing professional shortcuts, Electrolux wants to show people it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to create great experiences as long as you have the right tools.

Two Electrolux Cube’s will travel across Europe offering a memorable dining experience for 18 guests per setting in magnificent locations. The transparent and semi-transparent structures will be seen atop of monuments, buildings and even water platforms in Belgium, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden but only for three months at each location.

The Cube by Electrolux will feature a different hand-picked resident chef at each venue and will offer tailor made recipes using locally sourced ingredients and all prepared on state-of-the-art Electrolux appliances. When guests first arrive, the 140sqm space will be open for entertaining and some great sight seeing, especially from the external platform. When dinner is served the concealed dining table will drop from the ceiling so as to sit the 18 guests before being raised again for after dinner drinks and mingling.

The kitchen will be on display within the centre of each Electrolux Cube with chefs working on show to share their skills. The chef will form an integral part of the event and provide an atmosphere more akin to cooking with friends than attending a traditional restaurant. Ambience will be controlled by the latest systems to ensure the most appropriate moods for each dining occasion.

Additionally, a series of special events will be offered to guests that marry fashion, music and taste. The tailored events will change in each venue to further enhance the special experience offered within the Cube.

Designer: Electrolux