Conceptual Design in Contemporary Culture

“There’s a generation of young designers who, almost a century after Duchamp, seem to share something of his spirit… Rather than products, these people are designing situations, intervening in existing arrangements, framing everyday activities in ways that make us think of them, unexpectedly, as “design.” And although they’re often satirical in tone, these designers share a concern with ethics and responsibility; one of the reasons the design they make is so often immaterial is their sense that the last thing the world needs is more objects, more consumer goods. The widening ripples of Duchamp’s gesture blend, in their work, with the repercussions of a gathering concern around issues like sustainability, community and responsibility: to be conceptual is, after all, to be thoughtful. ”

Kate Andrews (Conceptual Design: Building a Social Conscience.)

“Wild Fold” Cell Phone Concept Using Samsung Flexible OLED

The new phone concept from Mac Funamizu does take phone designing to the next level. Named as “Wild Fold”, the unique thing about this phone is that it can be folded in more ways than one. So whatever your mood or desire be, if you like the sleek, short, long or even flip design, all you need to do is fold the same in the manner you need and voila you have the phone of your choice! And what’s more, it also has the touch screen facility, so one need not scramble for buttons to dial. Just use this amazingly designed conceptual phone and dial your blues away.

“The Argo”, Conceptual Boat Design Has Won Bio 21 Quality

Concept Award

The new touring boat designed for touring the waters of Ljunljanica River in Slovenia is surely a designer

masterpiece. The boat named as “The Argo” can be termed as an eye candy as design wise it’s a beauty and is equivalent to what a convertible is to cars. The boat has primarily been designed to capture the picturesque locales of the surrounding areas of Ljunljanica River and being opened without any boundaries as it represents openness. Also the lack of boundaries depicts the closeness it can find to nature. This conceptual design has also won the BIO 21 Quality Concept Award.

E-Note, Flexible Electronic Paper Concept by Sequoia Studio

Issued from QUO, the laboratory and concept brand of the industrial agency Sequoia-Studio, E-note is a conceptual project which is exploring what could be the future of the reminder. E-note is using the tactile and flexible electronic paper technology, and is powered by a solar captor. E-note can be stuck, and unstuck, easily and durably, with special “Gecko” glue, inspired by nature and the lizard of the same name. E-note is coming with a visual alarm function, 8 possible colors of message display and can beused many many times.

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