Prototypes Patrick Strattner
Inspired by the in-flight publication SkyMall, well known for its unusual and absurd products, the series “Prototypes” explores the idea of consumerism through the invention, design and full-scale construction of a series of devices and gadgets. Like SkyMall products, the “Prototypes” series encourage the audience to fantasize about a better life, a life made easier, and thus more enjoyable, through the possession of one or more of these inventions.
- Automatic upper and lower full mouth tooth brush
- Portable sweaqty armpit t-shirt dryer
- Nightime shades with automatic dimming headlights
- Hovering grocery shopping assistant with leather hand lead
- Battery operated back hair 2in1 shaving and grooming system
- Three weheeled foot propelled bristle sweeper
- Zippered outer apparel with attachable velcro accessories
Wood Coffee Table Levitates via Magnet by RocketPaperRobot
RocketPaperRobot is an engineering boutique specializing in the innovation and fabrication of high-end kinetic furniture, lighting, and installations. They have combined some interesting design with a good bit of physics to turn the humble table into something far more unique, in the form of the Float Table. And science meets luxury in this levitating coffee table composed of hovering blocks that seem to magically shift back into formation when applied pressure is removed. The table works through a system of magnets and tensile steel cables. The polarity of the magnets keeps the individual cubes apart from each other, and the cables keep everything in place. This means that a user can push on the table and it will flex, then once the pressure is released it will return back to its original shape.