Posts tagged "mobility"
Elian Cycles – artisans driven by a sense of tradition and an eye for improvement

Elian Cycles – artisans driven by a sense of tradition and an eye for improvement

Elian designs and builds bikes for people who appreciate craftsmanship. Classic bikes with a modern influence. Not because the market wants it, but out of a personal need for stylish and sporty transportation in the city. It all started with the Elian 01-Cargo, a lightweight carrier cycle which, thanks to a steel frame structure of...
Bicycles for urban locomotion by Biomega

Bicycles for urban locomotion by Biomega

Biomega renews its curatorial commitment to cherry picking the world’s top designers to design its bicycles. Ross Lovegrove displays his organic essentialist sensibility through his fresh vision of an integrated bicycle. His integrated solutions and groundbreaking design makes the LDN bicycle a true urban tool. While Danish design group KiBiSi stirs things up with an...
Charging station by fuseproject for GE

Charging station by fuseproject for GE

San Francisco-based fuseproject, led by industrial designer Yves Béhar, is today announcing the worldwide unveiling of the GE WattStation. The GE WattStation is an easy-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charger with a consumer-friendly form. Designed to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, GE WattStation significantly decreases time needed for vehicle charging and, with the...
Freedom = New Proportions: The Decadence Project

Freedom = New Proportions: The Decadence Project

Each designer of DCI (Design Club International) teamed up with two young Shonan modelers to create a 1/4 scale model for an educational project sponsored by the Japanese government to educate DCI’s new modelers. As Alexandre Cornaert, a car designer with DCI explains, “For the modelers to practice and refine their skills, they needed a design to...
Bike porter

Bike porter

How do you integrate a basket in the handlebar? That was the question the Danish based design company Goodmorning Technology asked themselves when developing the city bike concept for New York Department of Park & Recreation. They wanted a basket that would be at the bike the whole time and that never could be stolen...
Milan Design Week 09 preview: Ross Lovegrove

Milan Design Week 09 preview: Ross Lovegrove

    True innovation requires an open mind, a willingness to embrace new ideas – or to create a completely new way of thinking. That principle is what led to the creation of the Ross Lovegrove-designed Bamboo, a new addition to the Biomega line. The Milan Design Week will set the stage for Biomega´s world...
Can bus go iPhone?

Can bus go iPhone?

Long live the city! This was the 2008 theme for the Designboost event, where the opportunities and problems of cities are scrutinised through the sustainability magnifying glass. The role of the city for the development of the country is at the centre of attention once again. The competitiveness of cities has long been a strongly...
Urban bicycle helmets

Urban bicycle helmets

Thanks to Danish company Yakkay you can now protect yourself while riding your bicycle and still be fashionable. The Yakkay urban bicycle helmets is a great combination of security and aesthetics. So far they are strangely enough more or less one of its kind. It’s brainwear for smart people –  the use of a helmet...
Can petrol ever be 'green'?

Can petrol ever be ‘green’?

The ‘helios house’ is a gas station (BP) in downtown LA – design wise, it has an ‘interesting’ form, is a sculptural piece and has achieved LEED certification status. The question is, can a service station, which sells petrol, really become ‘green’? Is it a step in the right direction, or is it an example...

The Tata Motors People’s Car – Tata Nano

A few days ago Tata motors presented Tata Nano, the worlds cheapest car, also called “People’s car” or “One lakh” (which stands for 100 000 rupees). It’s like a revival of the ideas behind the Volkswagen (yeep, that’s means people’s car in German) was launched back in the 40’s in Germany. An inexpensive car for...