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    Discussion in 'Industrial design' started by Pete, Jan 20, 2011.

    1. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Ok, so i know this is basically a variation on a theme, but was reading through the design classics thread and the what would you like design thread, and it got me thinking:

      When was the last time you saw a product and went "wow - they've actually thought of everything!"?

      I'm struggling to think of a design which appeals aesthetically, is brilliantly intuitive to use, is inclusive and uses sustainable design principles... Maybe i'm too cynical or critical for my own good, but would like to know if anyone out there can put me in my place and show me what i'm missing! Or if it's not out there, why haven't any of us done it yet?! :)

      I want to see a cult iconic design that belongs in an art gallery, which everyone can use (the product, not the library) - be you elderly, disabled or left handed, i want it to be environmentally friendly using locally sourced materials and local manufacture, with a full cradle to cradle life cycle, i want it to solve a 'need' that can enrich my life, and most importantly I was it to surprise me and make me go “wow!†every time I touch it!

      Don't let me down!! :)
       
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    3. JC_Biggs

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      it was about 5 minutes ago when i saw the roof for the ferrari theme park in abu dahbi
       
    4. HurricaneLiz

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      Joey Roth's Sorapot, and I don't even drink tea from a kettle, I want one just to stare at. And I don't usually like minimalistic lines, either, the thing is just well made.
      http://joeyroth.com/sorapot/

      Seletti & Selab + Alessandro Zambelli's Palace Stacking Tableware. Because I want glass doors on my kitchen cabinets, with windows to the outside behind the cabinets, and need something awesome inside for dinnerware, since the effect looks like a display cabinet.
      http://www.aplusrstore.com/product.php?id=521&cid=28

      Inga Sempé's Sofa Enveloppe, because, I mean, look at it! I wanna read a book, right now!
      http://www.ingasempe.fr/projets/enveloppe/diapo.htm
       
    5. GarethW

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      Probably when I saw one of these babies somewhere:

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    6. Michael Davis

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      :shock:
      http://www.us.kohler.com/tech/products/ ... ystems.jsp
      Pressure Assisted - Pressure LiteTM
      KOHLER® Pressure Lite toilets feature robust flushing power due to their Pressure Assist technology, which employs compressed air within the reservoir to propel water to the rim and siphon jet. The result is exceptional performance each time the side-mounted trip lever is actuated.
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    7. stewlenox

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      I design toys, among other things, and many years ago while working on a project I decided to take apart a "See and Say" toy (by Mattel) to see what made it tick. .....No batteries, no electronics...yet it talks about the selected animal when the string is pulled. Wow! It's basically a gramophone with a ten-track record, with each track selectable by the child pointing an arrow at a picture. It has a needle connected to a passive radiator, by means of a mechanism which mimics the bones in the ear....Pure genius!
       

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