February 17, 2017
It's not an exaggeration to say that Piaggio, the creator of the Vespa scooter, changed the concept of mobility. It hopes to do the same again with Gita, the first product from Piaggio Fast Forward, the experimental development arm of Piaggio.
Gita is a smart cargo carrier which looks a bit like a decapitated BB-8 from Star Wars. Essentially a large storage box with giant wheels on either side, the Gita moves around using self-balancing technology similar to the Segway combined with intelligent self-navigating features not unlike the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot.
The Gita can be set to follow you around like a faithful Saint Bernard (but with much larger carrying capacity), or it can be programmed to follow pre-set routes, such as between different areas of an office. It is engineered with the safety and performance features you would expect from Piaggio as well as the smart navigation capabilities which enable it to avoid obstacles and to "learn" the best routes.
The vision behind Gita is to develop mobility solutions to free up humans from the chore of carrying stuff around, although we imagine it is equally useful as a tool to scare the cat.
Create a slick and futuristic look with high tech materials and sleek shapes. The Opus Incertum bookshelf from Casamania, for example, is made of super lightweight expanded polypropylene. We also like the geometric shape of the Clay table from Desalto. For furniture that can move around with you try the Bordbar airplane trolley, which can be customised to suit different needs.
For high-tech lighting fit for the next generation check out the OLED lights from Blackbody, such as the spectacular Teka table light. The Moto wall light from Moustache also looks suitably futuristic, as does the super sleek Sliced Sphere suspension light from Frederik Roije.
October 10, 2018
When asked to modernise a charming but dilapidated art-deco house in Melbourne, the team at C. Kairouz Architects created an uplifting modern space which sits in delightful contrast with the original building.
October 04, 2018
Miist is a new furniture brand founded by designer Alex Baser featuring sleek, minimalist lines with a dash of design flair, imbuing the products with a sense of refinement and warmth.
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