Forget Stadia, what would a pure-Android gaming console look like?

Designed to make gaming truly accessible and with an enhanced experience, this is the Android Gaming Console. It’s an Android smart-device, but it also sports toggle-sticks, a D-Pad, and an XYAB button layout.

Envisioned by Art. Lebedev Studio, the device is handheld, sports a touchscreen, and a stylised back with a texture that’s truly finger-loving. Optimized for portable gaming, the AGC plays Android titles with ease (I imagine it would be a dream for PUBG and Fortnite) and even comes with a headphone jack for private gaming, and a charging port that’s positioned on the phone’s longer edge, making it easy to charge the device while gaming, or place it in a charging dock.

The AGC is, in short, a pretty nifty concept that follows the footsteps of the Nintendo Switch Lite, albeit on a different platform. I’m pretty sure it’s a compelling idea too, given how many games exist on Android’s platform today!

Designer: Pauline Matika (Art. Lebedev Studio)

The piggy-bank gets a stunning visual upgrade, turning currency into art

Rather than encasing coins in an opaque container, the Numizmatus highlights them! A derivation of the word numismatics (the collection of coins), the piggy bank uses two sandwiched pieces of glass to trap and showcase the coins, placed one upon the other. You slip the coin from the opening in the top, and it drops down to randomly sit and collect with the other coins, facing either headwards or tailwards to the user. The Numizmatus works best with a variety of coins, spanning different values, currencies, and even ages. Old and new coins sit alongside each other, showcasing a stellar variety of a metallic chrome sheen or the patina of aged metal, with details like famous figurines and foreign numerics. Collect enough coins, and the Numizmatus becomes worthy of being mounted on a wall with other pieces of art, possibly even being a metaphor for the price of art itself!

Designer: Andrey Fabishevsky (Art. Lebedev Studio)

A Fitness Playground for Grown Ups

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Designed for those of us who aren’t crossfit freaks or gym rats, the Ploschadkus 1 aims to provide a perfect place to workout in any park! The modular unit can be customized in-studio, flat-packed and easily transferred to and between stations in public outdoor spaces. The standard version is fit with a crunch bench, pull up bars, dip bars and a ladder – all the essentials you need to get your core working and your blood pumping. Alternatively, you can get creative and supplement these exercise with a variety of other routines and techniques using the equipment. Made entirely from metal pipes and wood-polymer composite boards, it’s completely weather resistant and durable enough to take all you can give it.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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It Doesn’t Get More Minimal Than This

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The latest from city park accessory master Art Lebedev, the Urnus-14 design is a compact and easy-to-service trash can. The stark metal structure is barely-there compared to other monolithic garbage bin designs but depending on color of the trash bag used, it can also stand out.

It’s also easier to reset by maintenance personnel. A built-in rubber band holds the bag rim in place, ensuring it doesn’t slip out of the grooved holder. One perk is that it doesn’t require additional cleaning – only removal of the bag.

I’m not sure how well it will contain items from outdoor critters, or how much people will enjoy visible garbage bags, but as far as being expertly minimalist goes… it’s a winner!

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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New Park Stuff for Praha

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A city as stunning as Prague deserves park furniture equally as beautiful. The latest from Art Lebedev studio aims to provide just that to the city center. The range of demure benches, trash cans and bike racks offers improved aesthetics and functionality over existing dilapidated park features without compromising the beauty of the historic district.

At the heart of the collection is a bench with unusual cast-iron supports. It’s laconic and straightforward with a black and white color scheme – all except for a detailed embellishment of the coat of arms of Prague. Additionally, recesses on the sides mimic that of the arches of the towers of the famed Charles Bridge resulting in an interesting familiar touch for tourists and locals alike.

The garbage bins, which are more often than not the biggest eyesores of any park, are designed to look more like art objects than rubbish container. They feature a matte metal frame and complex shape in the form of a pedestal with triangular cutouts. The higher-than-normal trash can also allows users to throw away garbage even on the run.

The minimalist yet expressive bike rack delicately blends into the urban environment fitting in with olden street lamps and cast-iron manholes. Of course, the coat of arms embellishment in the corner ties together this cohesive set of objects.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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Perfect Public Planters

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The latest addition to Art Lebedev Studio’s series of alternative flower pots, the Florus 3 is specifically designed to accentuate public parks and sidewalks. Composed entirely of steel beam, they’re capable of being secured to any walkway, are highly durable and weather resistant, and affordable to produce. It’s designed as an extension of the neighborhood architecture and blends in with the surrounding hardscape. Slightly elevated above the ground, it’s ideal for begonias, fuchsias, and other sprawling plants that can cascade down its sides.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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One Chic Hydration Station

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The latest in Art Lebedev Studio’s line of lux hydration stations, the Fontanus-1 is one part art and one part water fountain! The sculptural solution is designed to replace existing fountains which often muddy the natural beauty of our city parks.

Intuitive and easy to use, a large push button activates various water streams. For tall adults, the top stream completes the circle and offers clean, easy to reach drinking water. A second output in the center is perfectly placed for kids. As an added bonus, there’s also a lower fountain so your pooch can hydrate too!

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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Thirst Quenching Sculptures

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Nothing will kill the natural vibe of an outdoor park space quite like an eyesore of drinking fountain. Fontanus is a sculptural solution that won’t, if you even notice it! Almost unrecognizable as a fountain at all, this discrete design is comprised of two pillars that elegantly and playfully interact with water between them.

The fountain’s two drinking sources are located at different heights, making it convenient for both adults and children. The fountain is also equipped with a bottle filling nozzle that can be used as a fountain for pets. Water can be turned on by pushing the big button and is shut off as soon as the button is released, preventing unnecessary waste.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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Thirst Quenching Sculptures

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Nothing will kill the natural vibe of an outdoor park space quite like an eyesore of drinking fountain. Fontanus is a sculptural solution that won’t, if you even notice it! Almost unrecognizable as a fountain at all, this discrete design is comprised of two pillars that elegantly and playfully interact with water between them.

The fountain’s two drinking sources are located at different heights, making it convenient for both adults and children. The fountain is also equipped with a bottle filling nozzle that can be used as a fountain for pets. Water can be turned on by pushing the big button and is shut off as soon as the button is released, preventing unnecessary waste.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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Make a Money Masterpiece

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From coin collectors to travelers, anyone looking to display their rare or commemorative coins or even just random change from different countries should look no further! Numizmatus replaces dusty stockbooks and helps proudly display coin collections.

The minimal frame beautifully presents coins between two glass panes. It’s easy to create a pattern by throwing in coins in a specific way. Numizmatus can supplement pictures and postcards from faraway countries. Want to mix it up?! Coins can be easily taken out without breaking the glass.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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