Design Stories

Design Stories featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Almada

This musical instrument validates the role of design as a mediator of a productive network, highlighting the partners operate in this field for the first time. The trumpet benefits from aesthetic solutions and innovative techniques. The design solutions are focus on the application of handmade filigree rings and new finger buttons. The surface treatment is done with different layers to adjust the sound and make it warmer. The trumpet has been produced with different processes, from craft field to the industrial one and it presents a clean and an efficient design for any musician.

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ParkUp

With issues on city development nowadays, ParkUp series projects has decided to focus on renovating vacant lots throughout cities by conducting customized spatial experiments and turns them into creative open spaces. ParkUp follows 3 design principles (under 165 sqm, inclusive design, localization) and is supported by a set of modular assembling system (ParkUp Tools). Currently there are 3 pieces of work accomplished, from a fitness-oriented park (ParkUp GT), to a children’s playground (ParkUp DT) and a multifunctional design pavilion (ParkUp SYC).

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Black Hole

The black hole is a multi functional guitar based on hard rock and metal music styles. The body shape gives the guitar players feeling of comfort. It's equipped with a liquid crystal display on the fretboard to generate visual effects and learning programs. Braille signs behind the guitar's neck, can help people who are blind or have low vision to play guitar.

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Supporting Umbrella

In some public places,user can easily find the umbrella stand. But in personal residence,it is not common.The traditional umbrella stand is not easy to use,but the supporting umbrella is small enough to accommodate more situations.When someone use long-handled umbrellas, they are usually troubled by placement problems. Until the supporting umbrella came into being.

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Shared P

Shared P, which makes personal parking space can earn some parking fee when it is unoccupied so that the other drivers can parking there is designed basic on the sharing economy background. After personal parking space owner set Shared P, they can set their Shared P into 'In Service' state on their smart phone by our APP and the other drivers nearby can search those 'In Service' parking space in the APP so that they can find it right away.

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Auxilry

Auxilry are award-winning patented interchangeable clothing buttons that allow people to personally customize their garments and express signature style for a lasting impression without any sewing needed. Intelligently designed as a solution based innovation for both form and function, Auxilry integrates a 'no-sewing needed' feature with quick interchangeable button capability that creates a new category of accessories by re-inventing the traditional clothing button.

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