Design trends show artistic approaches to different forms of functions and constructions. Here's a taste of March 2021.
Here are five mini ideas that make us get a taste of the future.
1. VR games for vacuum cleaners
A user of Reddit created a 1: 1 virtual representation of his living room to develop an application that brings gamification into the cleaning routine. Vacuuming becomes a sort of Pac-Man, a game in which, "armed" with an Oculus viewer, you aspire "bonuses". With the bonuses collected you can embellish the virtual version of the environment you are cleaning. A taste of: home cleaning with virtual or augmented reality applications.
2. Dynamic desks with trampoline
Bellicon, a manufacturer of mini-trampolines, wants to free homes and offices from desk chairs, called "the most dangerous device for work" and replace them with trampolines. As people adapt to smartworking, support solutions for domestic work increase. The mini trampoline, in particular, gently “forces” the body to make many micro movements, keeping the circulation and muscles toned. The taste of: workstations that fight the health problems of sedentary work. A future of work more standing than sitting.
3. Privacy capsules with UV
Still on the subject of work, Cubicall is introducing privacy booth-based solutions that offer hassle-free automated UV disinfection. Thanks to this technology, those who work indoors can from time to time isolate themselves for their videocalls without fear: pathogens and viruses are inactivated after each use of the cabin. The taste of: collected, soundproofed and sanitized environments for work video calls.
4. Solid beauty creams
This sort of "gel soap" of Dew Mighty is a solid beauty serum. It is packaged in FSC-certified paper which can be composited or recycled. It can also be stored in a plastic-free box that lasts for months. It replaces virtually everything: oil, moisturizer, exfoliants. The taste of: multipurpose products, almost zero packaging, plastic-free and totally sustainable even in the beauty sector.
5. "Friendly distancing" pavilions
The pavilion Inbetween on the volcanic island of São Miguel in the Azores was created to ensure the timely distancing of restrictions from Covid, while encouraging sociability. It is a place of social interaction which, like other developments analyzed this month, redefines the concept of outer space. People are invited to play, perform and practice yoga, among other things. Inside the pavilion, 25 volcanic rocks positioned exactly at two-meter intervals. The taste of: new spaces for social interaction
The final tasting
Trends, which are heterogeneous in themselves, have one constant: optimization. The key word is that. Optimizing time, optimizing space, optimizing resources: to travel through the pandemic and towards the “new normal” you need light luggage.