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Bendable Basics

Ordinary essentials are created with flexible forms for enhanced functionality

Implications - Chairs, beds and bikes are just some of the everyday items revitalized with extra malleability. A flexible design not only provides for a more adaptable user experience, it also uses undulating shapes that appeal to the contemporary consumer's desire for modern aesthetic in everything from decor to technology.
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Bendy Bikes
Bendy Bikes
The Ergonomic Bike by Lule Master Offers the Ultimate Comfort Ride
Avid cyclists can bank on having incredibly comfy rides with the special Ergonomic Bike concept by Brazilian designer Lule Master. The Ergonomic Bike was made specifically with comfort in mind, featuring… MORE
Big Bendy E-Touchscreens
Big Bendy E-Touchscreens
If Size Matters, Try the Sprint Skiff Reader
Wouldn’t it be great if your Nook or Kindle were bigger and had a touchscreen like your iPhone? Well, The Skiff Reader will provide you with a big, bendy e-touchscreen to fulfill your newspaper or book… MORE
Bendy Eco Lights
Bendy Eco Lights
Solar Mirror Inspection Light for Hard to Reach Places
Do you have a tangled mess of cables connected to your computer or home theater system? I do. And, it is a royal PITA each time I need to hook up anything to my computer or stereo system. I found a unique… MORE
Flexible Food
Flexible Food
Maezm's Foldable Table Cloth Has Built-In Dishes
Korean design studio Maezm has created the table-dish-cover; a flexible table cloth with built in dishes. This space-saving cloth of dishes is made from a special, food-safe, injection-molded silicon and… MORE
Flexible Speakers
Flexible Speakers
Futuristic Audio Technology From Warwick
Warwick Audio Technologies has announced a breakthrough in modern audio technology. The ‘Flat Flexible Loudspeaker’ (FFL) is less than 0.25mm thick, can produce sound of a higher quality, and project it… MORE
Bendy Headboards
Bendy Headboards
The Italian Contemporary Bed is Perfect for Reading and Watching Tv
Although beds are made for sleeping, a lot more happens between those slumbering sheets (get your head out of the gutter). For instance, one of these non-sleeping activities includes reading, and this… MORE
Flexible Concrete
Flexible Concrete
Researchers Develop Self-Healing Concrete
The human body is an amazing piece of engineering. Cut your skin, and the body recognizes the cut and starts a series of reactions that closes off the injury and heals the wound. Taking a cue from the… MORE
Flexible Wall Units
Flexible Wall Units
Stretch Shelves are Made From Expandable Rubber Bands
The Stretch Shelves by Pete Oyler are flexible and expandable rubber bands that stretch over aluminum pegs to create different shapes. Pete Oyler wanted to “incite playful curiosity and imaginative pause”… MORE
play_circle_filled Flexible Camera Tripods
Flexible Camera Tripods
Gorillapod Lets You Take Photos From Any Angle
If you often find yourself wanting to take pictures from bizarre angles or in unusual locations, the Gorillapod Flexible Camera Tripod lets you do so with ease. Ball-and-socket joints affix the tripod… MORE
Flexible Magnet Flashlights
Flexible Magnet Flashlights
The Gorillatorch Bends to Your Specific Lighting Needs
With the shape of a standard flashlight it can be hard to get the right light into small spaces, especially when working with small tools, but the Gorillatorch is a new solution to that annoying problem.… MORE
Bendy Blanche Benches
Bendy Blanche Benches
The Jeppe Hein Social Bench Brings People Together
Over my time with Trend Hunter, I’ve seen my fair share of unique collections, but I have to say that the Jeppe Hein Social Bench line has to be one of my favorite. I agree with AnotherFaceInTheCrowd when… MORE

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