Designing Here/Now is a design conference in downtown Los Angeles taking place October 22-24 covering the future of design and business.
Wouldn't it be nice if objects appeared when you needed them, and disappeared when you didn't? Take your large flatscreen TV, for instance--when it's on it's great, and when it's off you've got a big, black rectangle hanging on your wall.
Consumer electronics manufacturer Beamax has applied that thinking to their X-Series Dellegno projection screen, which disappears into its base at the touch of a button. It's less hassle than having a ceiling-mounted disappearing projection screen, and it recently won the Best Industrial Design Award at Denver's Cedia Expo consumer electronics show. The video below is like most other product videos we've seen lately--poorly produced--but it should give you the idea.
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A bite-sized list of what's happenin' now:
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Alessi's "Tea and Coffee Towers" exhibition
Designersblock London opens Sept. 18
renewable energy marketing
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