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Syzygy Eclipe by OS ∆ OOS

«This physical blocking of the light was an important aspect in our concept, where a total of three different lights demonstrate the three different aspects of a syzygy; transit, occultation and eclipse.» Syzygy Eclipse is a light from the Syzygy series; where each individual Syzygy, (a term from NASA) is translated into a light object. syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee] In astronomy, a syzygy is a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the Sun, the Earth and either the Moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction or opposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations. We were asked to participate in a group exhibition where all the designers were asked to create a new work based on the theme of the exhibition: Re-appreciation. We read an article in the newspaper about the sun and that the sun was entering a wintersleep for about 70 years; changing the amount of radiation, but just not enough that it would …

Benjamin bike by RAAK Design

«That’s why we came up with Benjamin, this way we like the kids to see the bike as their friend who will make them ride a bike “Benjamin will learn you to ride a bike!”» Together we came across a couple kids bikes in a store, we noticed that the balance bikes were really nice and it was a joy to see kids ride them. We did research to figure out how young kids learn to ride a bike and how the market is like for the balance bikes and small kids bikes. The first thing we noticed is that there are a lot of nice balance and normal kids bikes out there, but it’s really expensive for parents to be responsible for buying expensive products. And so we started brainstorming on a transformable kids bike, from a balance bike into a regular kids bike, our main focus was the ergonomics and how can this bike grow with the child. Because a balance bike is a way for young children to learn their balance (moments …

Lover Seat by Gonçalo Campos

«How can a “chaise longue” become a modular object? This allows it to be shipped more easily, it becomes easier to stock and can be assembled in more configurations.» This object was designed as a response to a simple question. How can a “chaise longue” become a modular object? This allows it to be shipped more easily, it becomes easier to stock and can be assembled in more configurations. The best solution was to make the back and armrest into a module that also works as support for the seat. The result was these corners in wood as they allow the product to be assembled in different ways for different purposes. The most obvious mark of this item is the wooden structure that is apparent, instead of hidden inside the upholstery. This structure allows the creation of a wide area for the armrest that can work as a small table. These details are definitely unique. They were developed as a support to all sort of items we carry with us daily. These wide armrests are …