Russia has traditional tea ceremony which use water heating container (samovar) to keep the tea hot. This design aim was to create an original samovar not based on the traditional prototypes and to demonstrate that an object may look very different, but still keeps its main function – to heat the water. A charcoal-burning samovar that doesn’t need electricity and gives a possibility to take part in the process of brew-up and the following tea ceremony in a big company. This fascinating design won Red Dot Design Awards in 2007.
The pipe construction allows an effective use of heat-producing value of a charcoal, distributing it homogeneously.
Double body with a thermal insulation is safe in use. The low temperature on the upper shell allows the use of non conventional materials for refinishing of a body, such as wood or leather.
A complicated form of a internal reservoir gives a unique method of water preparation, which is typical for samovars. Because of a natural convection, the liquid intensively circulates, mixes up and homogeneously and gradually warms up. The efficiency of a samovar is no less than 70%.
The high volume and the construction allow preserving the water warm for a long time and providing a possibility for a leisured conversation without a necessity to add water to the samovar.
Targa Florio, a concept smartphone that combines classic automotive style and hi-tech digital (rotatable display touch screen). Well, it sounds good, but not in practice. This concept smartphone looks a bit impractical with a bulky stopwatch/speedometer, we’re not really sure if it’s removable or not since we don’t have any more details. But we do love the sleekness of the phone, perhaps it utilizes super-thin battery technology to make it happen.
Train is by far still one of our main mass transportation systems. My problem when traveling by train is getting my heavy luggage into the train. But 3Roll trolley design might make it not a problem anymore. It features an adjustable load platform to make it easier for me to carry my heavy luggage on and off the train. Aside from that, 3Roll has also been designed with stepper system to make it move. This will increase your body movement and promote fun exercise. The unique articulated steering provides great maneuver. This trolley is equipped with GPS and a ticket scanner. Just scan your ticket, the GPS system will navigate you to locate your train and provide any updated information about your trip.