“Power Me” Designers Announced!
I am excited to announce the 17 designers participating in the “Power Me” show this May! Yahoo! All of these submissions were really extraordinary. They are a collection of thought provoking and poetic concepts. I can’t wait to watch the concepts come to life for the show.
Stay tuned… we’ll be posting progress sketches and models from the designers as they start fleshing out their concepts for May.
Title: Broken & Repaired
Concept: A globe sculpture inspired by Kintsugi, a positive approach to our energy crisis that shows it’s not too late to repair & and salvage what we have left.
Title: OIKO (Greek word for house (Οίκος) and is root for the word ecology (Oικολογία))
Concept: A set of educational toys that connect to your home appliances. The first in the series is Blinkie, a robot cat that teaches kids how to save energy in their own room.
Title: Precious Plants
Concept: The vision of a dystopian future where plants are very precious and a vital source of healing and energy.
Concept: Series of devices that capture ambient energy that we exert everyday – from spinning car wheels to running shoes.
Concept: A new category of electric vehicles; more nimble than a car and more stable than bicycle.
Title: Wobbler Charger
Concept: From chasing your dog, throwing your kid, or breakdancing — the Wobbler charger allows you to power your devices with every day activities.
Concept: Toy that generates electricity through play.
Title: Wool Punk
Concept: Concept where in a dystopian society where friction in wool generated enough electricity to power machines…
Concept: Eco-friendly knitwear. Styles are developed on WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machines, which means no seams for extra comfort.
Concept: A connected door handle that automatically turns lights on/off as you enter/exit rooms.
Concept: An easy way for consumers to get rid of e-waste & be a part of a zero waste economy.
Concept: Public installation encouraging people to call their local representatives about environmental policies.
Title: Visual Home Energy Meter
Concept: What happens when you leave the lights on or your appliances plugged in? This project aims to reimagine the home energy meter so home dwellers feel more connected to their power habits’ consequences.
We’ve also got a few tricks up our sleeves …. we’re currently talking to Slow Factory, Ecovative, & Bee’s Wraps about showcasing concepts at the show.