Klever Mobility is the new electric bicycle brand of established scooter manufacturer KYMCO.
Klever‘s first model, the S25 has now won the prestigious red dot design award for product design.
: biggest red dot jury of all time assesses 4,662 products
: S25 Klever Mobility pedelec receives red dot award: product design in time for market entry
: designer Adriana Monk who designed for Jaguar and others is delighted to win the red dot award with her first electric bicycle design ever (from Red Dot Design site)
I am very happy about this news because I know well Adriana Monk she is first of all an excellent designer and also an ex student of mine back at Art Center Europe saturday class times.
Check their blog here with all conceptual sketches to final running product:
Klever Mobility Taiwan Electric bike
yesterday I went to check all my old sketches and art works from school times untill today and I decided starting today to post about some of my Art Center College of Design art works and also about other sketches and illustrations like when I was in Fiat and teaching at design schools.
Here the first one.
It is about a bycicle helmet illustration done with mixed media, I remember the assignement was about choosing a bycicle company or brand (Peugeot in my case) and make a benchmark about its products and design philosophy. Then design a bycicle helmet for the choosen brand and make a final rendering or illustration of it.
My Peugeot bycicle helmet had a very aero and simple elegant shape, a nice red Ferrari glossy color and to make the illustration I decided to:
-use a cold medium gray Canson paper
-chalk with no use of spray fixative to make sure the cream light color would be saturated and look shiny, application of chalck straight on paper and with my fingers to saturate color.
-white gauche for final highlights
-color pencils for some details
It was 1988!
No car sketches this time but an excellent Shoe design proposal made by Hilmar Badar, it is a good example of industrial and fashion design with good illustration skills.
Here his Facebook profile with some of his sketches
A new watch concept arrives from Sweden, a group of young swedesh projected a new gadget for a new electronic lifestyle: Mutewatch!
It is a new watch that follows a bit the “low design” concept, to be essential and simple with an easy technology and good tasty design.
The Mutewatch price is 199€ to see how it works and how to make an order go to Mutewatch website for extra info. Click Mutewatch.
With the economic crisis there is a new trend in Design: the essential or low design. Get the most with little, provoke emotions with extreme simplicity and low cost design.
The Too Late glowing watches are a good example. Made of sylicon, waterproof, 5 colors, ultralight and a trendy attractive design. I just bought one a week ago and since then it is always with me.
For more info click Too Late
IDSKETCHING.COM: Quickness Tips from Industrial Design Sketching on Vimeo.
This video tutorial follows the quick sketch/ideation of a cell phone concept as it goes from a quick sketch to concept composition page in the matter of minutes! Check it out and see about taking some easy shortcuts to get to a final sketch presentation page.
For more skeching tutorials go visit IDSketching