Sunday, October 4, 2009

brain blocks.

designer: fredrik hyltern-cavallius.

the brief was to make a lamp with a compact fluorescent bulb for an office environment. the result was a lamp that might warm up some of those cold and harsh offices.

piet is a chimney free indoor stove with a brass reflector, that burns ethanol fuel instead of wood. this gives no smoke or soot and thereby eliminates the need of a chimney. a layer of rockwool fire insulation between the reflector and the outer shell keeps the outside cool. this means that you can always touch the ceramic body of piet without burning your hand and also means that piet can be placed closer to walls or other furniture.

a yoghurt calendar to encourage people to have breakfast.

a seating cushion with built in vibration speakers - ictus enables the hearing impaired to experience sound, and enhances the experience for everyone else - good for tv, gaming, cinemas or music listening.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

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