The ambition of this design is to merge ancient Egyptian history with the futuristic fluid methodology of design. It is a literal translation of Egyptian most iconic religious tool into a fluid form of street furniture that borrows the characteristics of the flowing style where no specific shapes or design is advocated. The Eye represents both the male and female counterparts in the procreation of God Ra. The street furniture hence is presented in a sturdy design symbolizing masculinity and strength while its curvaceous looks portray femininity and gracefulness.
Designed to have a transparent enclosure, PhoneBox is a modern phone-booth almost blending in with the city thanks to its elegant look. Unlikely to generate a solid body incoherent with the concept, PhoneBox perfectly fits the urban environment where the space is aimed to be brought to the fore. Emphasizing an easy access both to communication and information, optionally illuminated closed roof also serving as a canopy assures the people by offering a safe yet not isolated place among the crowd.
NI, the innovative combination of parasol and garden torch, is a brand new design embodying the adaptability of modern furniture. Integrating a classic parasol with versatile lighting system, NI Parasol is expected to play a pioneering role in enhancing the quality of street environment from morning to night. The proprietary finger-sensing OTC (one-touch dimmer) allows people to adjust the brightness of the 3-channel lighting system at ease. Its low-voltage 12V LED driver provides an energy-efficient power supply for the system with over 2000pcs of 0.1W LEDs, which generates very little heat.
The Zephyr is a multifunctional bicycle storage bollard. As pictured here on the waterfront in Geelong (Australia), the Zephyr is a sculptured bollard, a classical design element. It brings Art to the environment where the enjoyment of the outdoors can be appreciated, either alone, or with friends. So, use it to park your bicycle, enjoy the view, enjoy the company of others and enjoy the style and sheer sumptuousness of the Zephyr.
Marching Ants is here to change the common perception of an "urban bench" by proposing an artistic approach of fluid forms, a study on continuity through modular approach. Repetition of one element allows for more complex set-ups, combinations of two or four units, named after "Marching Ants" and "Relaxing Ants" accordingly. Another basic aspect of the design process was to keep the existing infrastructure of the city untouched. "Just Drop & Forget" process was introduced to ensure a fast, clean and trouble-free installation.
Petalis Integris is an urban lounge inspired by flower petals and manufactured with concrete. The design aspires to take advantage of the structural and tensile specifications of concrete. A lounge that urges the users to interact in a more intimate style, promoting more communicative urban typologies. Emergent technologies in design and production enable its free flowing form manufacturing, while colored concrete gives an interesting range of color options that can enrich the urban environment.