Design Stories

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

 

Fidular

Fidular fuses modern acoustics and digital fabrication with traditional craftsmanship, enabling instant disassembly and interchangeability of chamber and shafts across different fiddles from Asia to the Middle East. The design manifests a vision of culture aware technology, the convergence of future and traditional technologies, engineered for cross cultural fluidity. Inspired by an apprenticeship, Fidular functions with traditional and novel digitally-fabricated chambers, allowing players to customize timbre by mixing and matching components from various traditions on-the-fly.

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Mobi

Mobi is a unique modular structure system that can expand by simple multiplication, which can be built into both functional and decorative structures. Mobi is made of Polypropylene, and due to the structural design, it can support an impressive amount of weight. Mobi can build usable furniture pieces such as tables and benches, temporary architecture structures such as fair booths and pavilions, or it can be built into sculptures.

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Flip Flop

This design is about a gas cooker which provides an adjustable flame size and intensity, it will be possible to heat various sizes of kitchen utensils on the same cooker eye. Thus, by four pieces of a cooker eye with the same diameter, it will be possible to heat kitchen utensils with a diameter of a coffeepot when the wings are closed and to heat utensils with a diameter of a saucepan when the wings are open. This design is pertinent to improvement of a gas cooker provides an adjustment in gas distribution and flame diameter, supplies an optional adjustment with a easy touch of user.

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Let It Play

With Let It play when the wind blows or tree branches shake by natural factors, people can hear a melody with a random combination of notes in a particular scale, a Pentatonic scale for instance. This makes the combinations pleasant. By any change in wind properties and in branches movements' orders, infinite ear catching melodies will play. People hear what nature is composing. Let It Play has two flexible slings in order to be attached to tree branches. It has flexible solar cells on the body and electronic parts for motion sensing and power storage for night use.

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Design Me

Design Me has been launched: the social network for creative people. Not only a "Portfolio container", but also a social network portal dedicated to create new synergies. Agenda to promote exhibitions, vernissages, concerts… Dedicated to the fantasy and inventiveness, the portal aims to promote new creative talent in a unique virtual and democratic space. www.design-me.it available to designers, illustrators, photographers and creative people in general.

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Eagle

The Eagle presents a new electric guitar concept based on a lightweight, futuristic and sculptural design with a new design language inspired by the Streamline and the Organic design philosophies. Form and function united in a whole entity with balanced proportions, interweaved volumes and elegant lines with sense of flow and speed. Probably one of the most lightweight electric guitars in the actual market.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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