The Ratio Six puts you at one simple button-press away from barista-level coffee

The guys who designed the Ratio Six have a saying that goes like this, “All the taste, none of the work”. The Ratio Six is built to embody those seven words and give you better-than-nespresso coffee with an easier-than-nespresso interaction, because the Ratio Six requires just a single push of a single button to brew what Ratio prides in being some of the best coffee on the planet.

The Ratio Six comes from true coffee aficionados who wanted to build great coffee-brewing gear that could replace the expert coffee barista. After creating numerous award-winning coffee machines, they designed and built the Ratio Six, a relatively compact pour-over coffee machine with a single button interface that brings the power of great coffee to your kitchen countertop.

Operating the Ratio Six is as simple as pouring cold water into the machine, placing coffee grounds over the filter, and pressing a button. Push the button and Ratio Six immediately begins heating the water to the exact temperature, before using a fibonacci-spiral shower head to pour the hot water evenly over the coffee grounds, getting the concoction to bloom to perfection. Lights above the control button guide you through the blooming, brewing, and drip process, letting you know when your coffee is ready in the Ratio Six’s double-walled stainless-steel thermal carafe, ready to be poured and consumed. Ratio Six’s brewing process emulates that of a skilled barista, and Ratio’s past flagship coffee machines have found their into the professional kitchens of Top Chef contestants and coffee professionals, as well as Palm Springs’ hotel suites. The Ratio Six brings that very quality of expert coffee brewing into the domestic kitchen, within a small, affordable device.

At just over a foot tall, the Ratio Six is Ratio’s effort to condense expert coffee-making into a small and stylish, kitchen-friendly device. Its stainless steel construction also gives it a visual edge over most plastic coffee makers in its price range. Designed to hold 1.3 liters of water in its clear BPA-free water reservoir, the Ratio Six can make up to eight cups of coffee in a single go, giving your entire household its caffeine fix… and a damn good one too!

Designer: Ratio

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Ratio Six Coffee Maker: Better Coffee by Design

The Ratio Six Coffee Maker is a modern, convinient one button coffee maker, at a price point that more people can afford. “Coffee matters. It can provide the basis of a quiet bit of solitude to start your day, or a drink to share with a new friend, or a finale to a great dinner with those you love,” Mark Hellweg, Ratio Founder

One Button Simplicity

Simplify your coffee routine to the touch of a button. The Ratio Six’s Bloom, Brew, and Ready phases run in sequence, delivering a perfect (and easy) cup of coffee every time. Sometimes you need to quickly make great coffee. Ratio will handle the extraction for you. Just add cold water and freshly ground coffee.

Delicious, Perfectly Extracted Coffee For Everyone

The Ratio Six emulates a skilled barista pour over process, precisely metering water flow through both the Bloom and Brew phases. All of the taste. None of the work. Trusted by those with great palates.

Fibonacci Spiral Shower Head & Bloom

After the button is pressed, Ratio gets to work on brewing great coffee. First, the powerful heating element sends hot water bubbling up through handblown glass supply lines to the stainless steel spiral shower head. Water is distributed over the ground coffee, causing a bubbly interaction called a “bloom.” The control board allows the Bloom to settle before delivering the rest of the hot water, slowly, near the ideal temperature (200º). The result? More evenly extracted grounds and a more amazing cup of coffee.

Designed for Today And tomorrow

The Ratio Six is designed for longevity with precision formed stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and high end BPA-free copolymers. Every inch is built to last and covered by a 5-year warranty.

Compact Size and Full Performance

The Ratio Six will fit in most kitchens without taking up too much countertop real estate.

Technical and Simple

Designed in Portland, Oregon, every Ratio Six machine is meticulously assembled by hand from components that are manufactured with overseas partners. While common appliances often have a built-in obsolescence and 1-3 year life span, every Ratio Six is built to last and covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

The Details

– Brews up to 40oz. (eight 5oz. cups)
– 5-year warranty
– Powerful 1400 watt/110 volt (230 volt releases early 2020)
– Dimensions: 13.5″ deep x 6.75″ wide x 14.25″ tall
– Weight: 8 lbs
– Cantilevered top made of precision stamped stainless steel with a satin finish. The stainless has a satin finish that will resist fingerprints and wipe up easily with a wet towel.
– Laboratory grade borosilicate water lines
– BPA-free copolymer water tank
– Carafe holds flat bottom basket filters such as Melitta

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Here’s an iMac stand that’s well worth its price tag!

Much more in tune with the needs of the general masses, the Monitormate ProBASE X comes with the kind of functionality one would need from a laptop/monitor stand, with a price tag that’s definitely public-friendly!

The ProBASE X is the latest stand to escape the minds of Monitormate. Designed to do more than just elevate your laptop or desktop display, the ProBASE X puts power at your fingertips by housing multiple ports that help unlock your machine’s true potential, while boasting of a price tag that’s about the same as a pair of AirPods. On the right of the ProBASE X lie a hub of ports, including two USB ports, a fast-charging 18W USB-C port for your phone, an Ethernet port to boost your internet speed, and not one, but two card readers (one SD and one MicroSD) to help bridge the gap between multiple devices.

The ProBASE X plugs directly into a power supply, and connects to your machine via a USB3.0 port, located on the underside of the stand. Its multi-port setup works well with desktops by putting ports where they’re easy to access, and with laptops that have a shortage of ports to begin with. The stand even packs a sliding tray on the left for storing various desktop accessories like thumb-drives, dongles, etc!

Pairing perfectly with the tech that rests upon it, the ProBASE X is sleek, and comes with a robust machined-aluminum construction. Elevating your laptop or monitor by as much as 9 inches, the stand helps you look at your screen at a much more natural angle, preventing fatigue and neck-aches from long work-hours. Besides, the space underneath the ProBASE X is useful real-estate too, allowing you to slide your keyboard and mouse underneath it when you’re done, leaving your workspace neat and clean!

Designer: Monitormate

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This design encrypts your network to prevent tech companies, hackers & governments from spying on you

Ever had a conversation with a friend about holidaying in Italy and found yourself automatically getting ads for holiday packages and hotel options? My friend just had a baby and I was texting her my congratulations, and the next thing you know, I find myself getting ads for childcare products. Here’s a little piece of truth. Your phone may be private, but the apps on it aren’t. Apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Google, or those hundreds of nondescript video-editing apps and indie games lying in your app menu are all centered around what’s called the Surveillance Economy… It isn’t based around money, but rather around the collecting, compiling, and bartering of personal information.

If there’s one thing design taught me, it’s the fact that you should never assume that a human will change their behavior to accommodate your product. It’s usually the other way around. A product should help a human without causing them any friction. That’s pretty much how Winston operates. Instagram’s ad network relies on and trades in your personal data (to sell you products it thinks you’ll buy) but when has that ever stopped you from using Instagram? The solution isn’t to delete Instagram, or Facebook, or YouTube from your life, but to rather be more protective of your data… and the problem is that not everybody is tech savvy enough to be able to protect their data. That’s where Winston and its tongue-in-cheek video comes in! Think of Winston as that car-chase scene from 2 Fast 2 Furious. You’ve got two cars being chased by the police. The cars immediately zoom into this seemingly empty garage and the shutters close as the police wait outside, covering all the exits. When the garage shutters do open, after a good minute of suspense, 200 cars come rushing out of the massive garage, throwing the entire area into chaos as the police find themselves struggling to identify the cars they were originally after. Long analogy short, Winston lets you access your internet as usual, but encrypts and scrambles your traffic and behavior with the thousands of other Winston devices being used around the world. It acts as a buffer between your smart devices like your Amazon Echo or your Nest thermostat and your Wi-Fi connection, so nobody (not even your Internet Service Provider) can collect your information on the sly, and you’re now free to use any of those apps or smart devices, and all your data gets scrambled and encrypted with multiple other data-sets, much to the chagrin of Mr. Zuck, your snoopy ISP, hackers, and everyone who aims to exploit and profit off your personal data and privacy.

Designed as a mysterious pristine looking silver box (courtesy Winston Privacy’s partnership with design studio MNML), Winston has the demeanor of a trustworthy, robust, no-nonsense device. Working with Winston’s software, the box connects directly to your Wi-Fi router, providing you a secure internet across all your devices. Winston doesn’t just prevent apps and smart-devices from stealing your data. It blocks ISPs from snooping on you, blocks ads, pop-ups, and periodically deletes cookies. Ridding your internet connection of all this excess baggage, Winston allows you to browse the internet faster, and even cuts down on your data usage. Besides, it blocks hackers from being able to tap into your webcam, doorbell, or your Wi-fi router, giving complete access to a truly private internet experience that’s absolutely within YOUR control.

Designer: MNML

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Winston: Take Back Control of Your Online Privacy

This is a plug-n-play hardware filter that reclaims your use of the Internet on ALL connected devices at home. It stops tracking, spying & hacking.

Winston doesn’t let big tech companies, advertisers, data brokers, hackers and governments access your data. Winston delivers true online privacy for safe browsing experience.

Below: Winston Puts You In Control

Winston vs Other Privacy Solutions

How Winston Protects Your Online Privacy

Winston’s Zero-knowledge technology doesn’t allow anyone to see, log or decrypt your internet activity. It scrambles and encrypts your home network, preventing anyone from watching what you are doing.

Complete Encryption

Winston scrambles and encrypts your home network, preventing anyone from watching what you’re doing.

Hide Your IP Address

Winston’s anonymous privacy mesh network conceals your location from advertisers, hackers and other snoops.

Below: Winston’s Encryption & Anonymity Functionality

The Hardware

Plug in your Winston between your router and your modem, and within 60 seconds, it will protect every internet-connected device in your home network.

The Software

Once plugged in, Winston routes your web traffic through 20-30 other Winston units, which are selected randomly several times each hour. This makes it impossible to correlate individual users to their IP addresses, and it does so without logging any data.

The Online Dashboard

Winston’s online dashboard lets you dig into your network analytics and see exactly how Winston is working for you. You can:

– Inspect blocked ads and trackers
– View your network health
– Monitor activity
– View detailed usage reports

This is a demonstration of cookieless surveillance methods that can be used to track your browser, even in incognito mode.

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The Google Pixel 4 is here to replace Huawei with its massive 3-lens Camera setup!

It’s quite unlike Google to add fuel to the product-leak-conspiracy fire, but around this time yesterday, Google uploaded a preview image of the Pixel 4 on their Twitter account (nobody would check Google+ apparently), and a lot of things immediately caught my eye. Here’s what we know so far about the rumored Pixel 4!

Google has come a long way in the hardware department, but nothing captivates users more than A. Google’s pristine stock-Android experience, and its timely updates, and B. That sweet-as-maple-syrup camera. Google has managed to single-handedly dethrone Apple as the king of the smartphone camera with some incredible behind-the-scenes computational photography. In fact, while companies are introducing multiple lenses to their smartphone camera setups to make them better, Google has, for three long years, easily done what its competition struggled to do, with just one single lens and its secret-sauce image-processing algorithm. With the Pixel 4, however, all that changes.

The Pixel 4 is Google’s iPhone 4 moment, with a radically different design that shows that Google takes being the best rather seriously. It ditches the two-tone finish on the phone’s back (a standout feature that set the Pixel apart) for a flat, glossy surface, devoid of even the fingerprint sensor. Upon this remarkably clean surface sits Google’s piece-de-resistance. Its first foray into primary multi-lens shooting.

With Huawei now practically out of the picture, Google can rightfully claim the throne as the best smartphone shooter, with Samsung and Apple playing catch-up. Sitting like a crown on the Pixel 4’s rear are not one, not two, but THREE lenses and a flash, all arranged into a pretty massive camera tile (I can’t honestly call it a bump anymore). There isn’t much word on what the three lenses are, but as a Pixel user myself, I can only imagine that every single Pixel camera feature will get significantly better! Who knows, but the phone may even come with Google’s Project Tango, allowing it to scan/capture 3D imagery. Three primary lenses would probably even help Google perform better AR tracking, giving it a definitive edge over the iPhone and Apple’s ARKit.

On the front (if leaks and rumors are true), the Pixel 4 will feature a bezel-less hole-punch design… a definite upgrade over the massive notch we saw on last year’s Pixel 3. Two lenses on the front give the Pixel 4 great front-facing photography chops, as well as facial recognition, and the smartphone’s bezel-less experience surely makes the Pixel 4 feel like a premium handset.

The Pixel 4 will come with Google’s latest edition of the Android OS (codenamed Q), and reports even say it will debut Google’s Project Soli, a touch-less form of interaction that Google debuted in 2015, that may just revolutionize how we use our phones (and may also render power and volume buttons obsolete in the future!) The Pixel 4 is currently on track for its official launch in October. Let’s see what you got, Google!

Designer: Sarang Sheth

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The Flexo are portable wireless chargers that you can carry around with you!

Designed to be as portable as the gadgets you carry around with you, Flexo provides juice to all your wirelessly charging smart-equipment. Fitting within the venn-intersection between EDC and Consumer Electronic Accessories, the Flexo come in three styles, and can charge anywhere from one to three separate devices.

The smallest Flexo comes with a single-charger setup, and is roughly the size of an earpods case. Designed to be pocket-friendly, the small Flexo is perfect for juicing your earpods, watch, or smartphone up for a few hours, extending your battery life and productivity just enough to get you through the day with no problems. Step its size up and you’ve got a regular Flexo, that can simultaneously charge two gadgets at a time. Its size increment makes it less pocket friendly no doubt, but it also gives you more battery capacity (split between two modules) to work with. By far the most functional Flexo however, is the three-part charger, that not only works when laid down like a mat (letting you charge three gadgets simultaneously), but also folds up like a prop-stand, thanks to magnets that hold it in place, allowing you to charge your phone standing up diagonally like most traditional chargers. Perfect for carrying around in a bag, the large Flexo gives you the convenience of three separate wireless power-banks that come together to form a charging-dock that you can practically carry around with you! Which one would you pick?

Designer: Michał Szczególski

Why cover your walls with posters when you could cover them with cyberpunk streetlights?

With a vibe that I can only describe as straight out of a Love Sex and Robots episode (check them out on Netflix if you haven’t), Neon adds a distinctly different flavor to the spaces it’s introduced in. It isn’t like your run of the mill Kurt Cobain poster, or Manchester United banner. It’s refreshingly dynamic, and adds a punky oriental touch to your room, straight from the heart Hong Kong’s street culture.

With an eclectic mix of modernity and authentic traditionalism, brought about by Hong Kong’s culturally diverse past association with the Chinese and the British, Neon captures the city’s busy, in-your-face lifestyle, with its neon street-signs that add more razzmatazz to your room than an action figure or an A2 poster would.

The Neon signs come made electroluminescent wire that mimics the effect of neon tubes, strapped to a base with a controller unit at the back that lets you either have the lights on constantly, or have them flicker, just like neon signs tend to do in their signature way! Capturing the unique authenticity of Hong Kong, Neon come in multiple variants, including signs for local Pawn Shops, Mahjong Halls, Cafes, Jewelry Stores, and even local McDonalds with their own, kitschy, local style. In fact, there’s even a Chinese Dragon Neon sign waiting to be unlocked as soon as its funding goal is reached!

Backers can choose from the existing local punkish signs, or can even have their own custom signs made if they choose! Adding a Neon light to the room livens it up, giving it a distinctly contemporary oriental flavor that’s known and loved, and has even found its way into pop culture with films like Rush Hour, Pacific Rim, and Big Hero Six!

Designer: Hui Wing Sze

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Mini Neon Signs from Hong Kong, turn homes and offices into a little cyberpunk city. Neon signboards have always been a part of city lifestyle for generations. They delivered a Hong Kong street cyberpunk culture that is now fading away due to modernization.

Rayland Industrial Company is trying to revive neon signs, not on streets, but in every home with the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign for their Mini Neon Signboard for home decoration.

There are six different traditional styles to choose from, including Pawnshop, McDonald, Mahjong Hall, Coffee Shop, Dragon, and Earl Jewelry. Backers can also choose from three modes, including no blink, slow flicker, and fast flicker.

Customization is also available for five light board positions. Each of the signs represents an aspect of the public lifestyle of the people. The signs can be used for decoration in the house, office, or even inside the car. Smaller than A4 size, the signs look great on walls, tables, and other positions depending on decoration style.

Pawnshop

McDonald

Mahjong Hall

Coffee Shop

Earl Jewelry

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The Link shoes are an eclectic mix of madness, creativity, and innovation!

I’ll be honest, I’m used to seeing some incredibly ludicrous designs. Floating phones that can take hands-free selfies? Sure. A side table that’s also a bluetooth speaker? Yep. In my line of work, strange concepts aren’t dismissed as unacceptable. They’re welcomed for their fresh perspective, and honestly, I love a product that actually defies expectations. It’s easy to knock a design that you think won’t work, but when that design does actually pull through, that’s a phenomenal feeling because it’s conquered perhaps the hardest opponent. Not engineering, manufacturing, viability. It’s actually changed perception. That being said, this is the Link. A shoe that has no shoelaces, straps, or even an upper cover. It’s literally a sole that ‘snaps to your feet’!

Link presents a very unique approach to footwear. Just step into the soles and they automatically hug your feet, securing themselves in place. Without any upper cladding, the Link feel quite like walking barefoot. They allow your feet to remain ventilated, and providing all the freedom of movement and security you’d get from a pair of sneakers, but with the airy feel of flip-flops.

Designed like a massive bumper-case for your feet, the Link is made with an EVA insole that provides the comfort and the grip, and a hard TPU outsole that comes with a fragmented design, allowing it to bend and flex with your feet. Together, the two materials make up Link’s construction, giving it flexibility, openness, friction/grip, and even a protective bumper around your feet, preventing your toes from accidental stubs and bumps.

Quite unlike any piece of durable, everyday footwear I’ve seen, the Link are best described as flip-shoes… or half-flipflop-half-shoes. Their open design and ease-of-wearing are comparable to flipflops, while the secure, sturdy nature of the thick insole/outsole construction give them all the benefits of a pair of sneakers. Where would one wear the Link flip-shoes, you ask? Why practically anywhere! They’re perfect for the urban lifestyle (both active and lazy!), for a quick trip to the café or the supermarket, or even outdoors while skateboarding or at the pool. The Link’s creators even go so far as to say that they’re ideal for a casual-day at the office, but I’d probably wait till the world is ready for something this out-of-the-ordinary!

Designers: Padwa Design, Olga Kravchenko & Yehuda Azoulay

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Link – The World’s First Flip-Shoe

Experience flip-shoes for the first time in history. An innovative shoe patent. Sole-based shoes. Link is free like a flip-flop, safe as a shoe – a new species of shoe – perfect for your intensive urban life.

Not flip-flop, not shoe but the best of both worlds, Flip-Shoe!

Walk with Link outside, inside and anywhere in between.

Swim with Link, the best swimming pool companion.

Cycle with Link, safe to use with your bike.

Skateboard with Link, they aren’t skateboard shoes but give it a try.

Work with Link, unlike flip-flops, Link is always appropriate for work.

Below: The Power of Small Things

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An infinitely rewritable pen and notebook to be your companions for life

Roughly 10 seconds into the above video, I was a combination of curious and impressed. This is the nuka, a pencil and notepad combo that the designers claim will work forever. The pencil never finishes, and the notepad is eternally recyclable. They work in the sun, rain, snow, perhaps even underwater, and even in space! Ten seconds into the video, this sounds like borderline witchcraft… but in reality, it’s just top-notch product design and material engineering!

nuka comprises of an eternal pencil, made of a specialized alloy tip that can oxidize a paper’s surface without a residue, essentially making it run forever (and not need sharpening either). While that, in itself, is pretty marvelous, it comes with nuka’s invincible notebook. The notebook is waterproof, tear-proof, and works wonderfully in conjunction with the nuka pencil. Together, you can take notes practically anywhere, anyhow. Write in the rain, in the snow, upside down, or even in a hurry. nuka’s notebook is capable of being your canvas in practically any scenario without ripping, tearing, or affecting your line-quality. What do you do when the notebook gets over? nuka also comes with a specialized eraser fluid that lets you wipe the entire book clean, leaving not even a trace of your lines and notes. The eraser fluid comes in both spray and wet-wipe form, and wipes the oxidization/lines/notes off the paper, making it brand new, something even water or an eraser can’t do.

Designed to be as immortal as the ideas you note down in them, nuka can be used and reused for centuries… and the stationery set even comes with an app that helps you actively capture and document notes you’ve taken in the past. Designed to be carried everywhere you go, the nuka notebook comes with a magnetic spine that allows the eternal pencil to snap to it. Made to be your forever journal, the nuka captures all your notes, ideas, concepts, sketches, doodles, and secrets in its everlasting, indestructible self… giving you the most apt set of tools to capture your immortal thoughts!

Designer: Evgenija Medvedeva

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Winner of the Red Dot Design Award for the year 2019.

About nuka Eteneral Stationery

The rewritable notebook and metal pencil. The notebook is waterproof, tear-proof, and works wonderfully in conjunction with the nuka pencil.

Completely Rewritable

Write, erase, and write again and again on the same page with any type of pen, pencil or marker. Make the slightest of motions and all inscription will fully disappear thanks to nuka magic eraser.

Wipe Off All Unnecessary Information

Self-developed non-toxic liquid is available in 2 forms: wet wipe & spray can.

Writes With Metal

Eternal pencil’s tip is made of unique metal alloy. It writes like regular pencil, but you can forget about sharpening or broken leads. Just write and enjoy of smooth writing experience. Forever.

Different Pressure Sensitivity

Press harder for thicker lines, lighter for thinner. And yes, you can wipe off eternal pencil’s writings by nuka magic eraser.

Totally Waterproof

Notebook components are made of waterproof materials which haven’t been used in other stationery before. Don’t worry about safety, the notes can’t be destroyed even if you spill water or any other drink on it.

Tear Resistant Paper

Next generation paper which you won’t be able to tear. Because of the quality, the notebook is durable and stays as new for a long time.

Magnetic Fastner

Never again old fashion notebook rubber bands. One easy motion to open the notebook and full safe closure when you carry it, thanks to embedded magnets inside cover.

Connect With Notebook

No way to lose the pencil as it attaches magnetically to the eternal notebook by one easy touch.

+nuka App

Perfect extension of eternal notebook on your phone. Scan the page with nuka app and get digital handwritten notes of good quality.

Create virtual notebooks and keep separate scans by categories projects, sketches, ideas and more. All notes are organized, safe, and always with you.

Three Layouts

Self-developed smart-dots is multipurpose for all your needs. Use it to write down notes, make sketches, spreadsheet on the same page.

Truth is that your tasks never end, like nuka to-do list. Erase completed tasks and write new.

Plan your month, erase and plan again. Unlimited times.

Scan tasks and it will be added to to-do list inside the app. You will never forget about unfinished tasks thanks to reminders.

Scan the page and plans will be added to calendar inside the app. You will get notifications about your schedule as per the scanned pages.

Still, Soft and Tactile

They save all tactility pleasant touch feelings of regular paper, because they love it. nuka paper is matt and soft to touch.

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There are only two days left to enter Klipsch European Design Challenge

I go on and on about design competitions, but honestly my motivation as an Industrial Designer myself is truly just one simple thing. Seeing my designs translate into real products! There’s no bigger joy than knowing that your concepts, sketches, design directions have influenced the end-design of a product that now sits on display, waiting for people to look at it, fall in love with it, and purchase it. Awards, honestly, are nice, but to a designer, there’s nothing more rewarding than having your ideas help create new, beautiful products… and the Klipsch European Design Competition is a great way to have your ideas form the backdrop of Klipsch’s line of hi-end audio products!

Klipsch is challenging industrial/product design and engineering students and young designers under 30 from France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy to visualize products in their heritage line. Winners are entitled to a cash prize of up to €5,000, along with the opportunity of bringing influence to Klipsch’s design direction with your winning work.

Tapping into young design talent for Klipsch’s Heritage Line is perhaps one of the best ways of getting a completely new and redefined perspective on a timeless collection of products. The hi-fi audio company is looking for young designers to develop new aesthetics and design details of products that have formed Klipsch’s 73 year old legacy. The brief is simple… redesign the outer form of the speakers and headphones of tomorrow, with a form language and CMF that one would consider premium and timeless (wood, rose gold, matte black metal, fabric, any CMF that’s regarded as a classic).

The Klipsch heritage line comprises their One and Three wireless speakers, as well as the HP-3 headphones, and the company is looking for fresh design talent to help redefine the company’s brand aesthetic. If you’re up for the Klipsch European Design Challenge, head to the website down below and register to participate! The last date for entry is 15th June, enough time to create a series of very intriguing renders! Besides, who can deny the absolute sense of pride one gets from pointing at a product on display and saying “I helped make that”!

Click Here to Submit Your Designs Now. Ends June 15th at 11:59pm CET.

1st Edition Klipsch Design Competition

In 1946, Paul W. Klipsch, genius, madman and maverick designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn loudspeakers with the goal of bringing life music into his living room.

The Klipsch design contest is part of the brand DNA (avant-gardism, innovation) but it also perpetuates the will of Paul W. Klipsch which was to offer a unique audio experience while using beautiful products. With this contest, the goal is to ask students to conceive the future « Heritage » products.

Theme is « HERITAGE »

Young talents will have to revisit their roots to imagine the products which could fit in our Heritage line of products (only the look of the products, not the technology inside). They are looking for products that their customers want to hear and feel.

The 2 Categories: Active Speaker & Headphone

– Active Speaker: create tomorrow’s speaker in the line of the One and the Three.
– Headphone: imagine the new Heritage headphone (over-ear)

Heritage The One Speaker

Heritage HP-3 headphone

Prizes & How to Submit

– 1st Prize 5000€
– 2nd Prize 2000€
– Participants must have undertaken their studies and lived in one of the following countries: France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.
– Open to: Students in Engineering, Product Design, Industrial Design.
– Under 30 years old who graduated from one of the above fields.

Click Here to Submit Your Designs Now. Ends June 15th at 11:59pm CET.

Kitchens and homes of the future: Everything in store at Electrolux’s 2019 product showcase

As we prepare to head down to Stockholm to see what Electrolux’s plans for our future homes and kitchens are, here’s what we know. Considered one of the biggest names in home appliances, Electrolux has, for long, had an approach that is best described as design-forward. As an organizer of the Electrolux Design Lab, a competition that encouraged innovative designers to help Electrolux envision the future of home technology, the company has always had an affinity for conceptual designs that push boundaries, resulting in products that have redefined categories. We got a look at how Electrolux redefined home and kitchen appliances with their showcase at IFA 2018 (under their German sub-brand AEG), with everything from ovens you could control with your voice, induction plates that could turn off when your food’s cooked, and some of the most incredible design details one could imagine in a refrigerator.

Electrolux’s 2019 showcase in Stockholm aims at solidifying its place in every house and kitchen, with products that combine remarkable tech with remarkable usability. Their Intuit range of kitchenware aims at bridging the gap between artificial intelligence and expert cooking. This bridge allows users to rely on AI to assist in meal preparation. The all-knowing AI helps with multitasking, knowing and optimizing cooking processes for taste, and even guiding the user through the process of meal preparation and cooking. Electrolux’s Intuit Range comprises a series of smart-kitchen appliances, featuring the SteamPro oven that’s capable of cooking with steam (an essential for baking soft, delicious bread) as well as performing sous-vide operations to sheer perfection. The oven is even designed to work with Google Assistant, allowing you to simply tell the oven to preheat itself before you use it. Voice commands allow the AI to perfectly execute tasks without having the user to interact with a complex, feature-filled interface. Electrolux’s CookView oven allows you to take your confectionery skills to the next level by remotely viewing what’s happening inside your oven using the oven’s inbuilt camera that lets you keep an eye on your food on a mobile device, even while not in the kitchen.

The SensePro induction hob also forms an integral part of Electrolux’s vision for the future, with a wireless food thermometer that actively tells the induction plate when to increase/decrease the temperature, or when to switch off the stove completely. Imagine never undercooking or overcooking your meat ever again, because the stove ‘keeps an eye on itself for you’. That’s exactly how smart the SensePro aims at being.

The SensePro induction plate even pairs with Electrolux’s Hob2Hood chimney that can intuitively switch on or off depending on what the induction hob tells it. The hob comes with a feature that allows it to distinguish between boiling, steaming, roasting, frying, grilling, and other tasks, giving it the ability to know when to power the hood and clear the kitchen of smoke or smell.

Forming an integral part of Electrolux’s intuitive kitchen is its refrigerator, resplendent with rotating shelves that make sure you don’t forget about stuff kept in the back of the fridge, along with modular containers to mount on the fridge’s door, detachable trays that you can carry to your kitchen counter, and the new UltraFresh+ fridge-freezer that keeps ingredients fresh for longer by offering smart temperature and humidity adjusting capabilities to preserve perishables for longer.

We’re especially excited to see the iF 2019 Award winning ComfortLift dishwasher, that sits on the ground level, but utilizes a clever mechanism to allow the door to open upwards, lifting the trays to an optimal height so you can load and unload the dishwasher without bending down. Using their technical prowess as well as their knack for problem-solving, Electrolux’s products are functional in many ways, offering ease-of-use as well as having a keen eye for small interaction problems that we’ve lived with for years, be it something as taxing as bending down to load or unload the dishwasher, or as critical as leaving the oven on for too long and burning your food to a crisp. We’re headed to Stockholm not to just see Electrolux’s latest products, but to actually use them too. I mean, who wouldn’t want to bake bread with their voice?!