Core77 Weekly Roundup (5-6-24 to 5-10-24)

Here’s what we looked at this week:

Industrial Facility designed this Powerbox mobile charging system for Herman Miller.

How architects could help custom fab shops: Let them sell products from projects.

Fantastic Industrial Design student work: Charlie Humble-Thomas asks “How long should objects last?” He pursues the answer by creating three variants of umbrella: Recyclable, Repairable, and Durable, then weighs the consequences of each.

In celebration of May the 4th, Imperial Officer baseball caps.

The Slittino bench, by designer Léa Debernardi, mixes CNC fabrication with handmade.

Japanese timber framing members repurposed as street furniture, albeit with an unwelcome material addition.

New Gen: An easy to make, easy to assemble flatpack bed, by designer/cabinetmaker Marcus Götschl.

One bad-ass pool cover: Turning a derelict swimming pool into a terrace.

Hair follows function: Why samurai had crazy haircuts.

This beautiful ANC stool, by design consultancy Panter & Tourron, is CNC milled from an aluminum slab.

The Help Universal Light, by industrial designer Rupert Kopp, is an LED lamp shaped for you to improvise into place.

An unusual furniture design niche: Powered behind-the-sofa consoles.

The Cityshuttle ePack: An electric cargo bike mashed up with a tractor-trailer.

The engineering school equivalent of ID school egg drop challenge: Bridge out of a box.

This desk-mounted pet bed, designed to keep the cat off your keyboard, landed $420K+ on Kickstarter.

The Hailo Libero, a hands-free kitchen cabinet door opener, is the hi-tech version of a step trash can.

These MagPower Tables, designed by Carl Magnusson for Nienkämper, can provide power without needing to be plugged in themselves.

This clever design for a face shield, by Studio Weber + Associates, offloads the head interface to a baseball cap.

Industrial design case study: A package management system designed by Formation Design Group.

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