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5 w ago
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
The Diversity of the Eames Plastic Chair is Celebrated at This Pop-Up
The simplicity and versatility of the iconic Eames plastic chair will be celebrated at the VITRA pop-up shop, which is opening in Zurich, Switzerland and Amsterdam. The classic plastic chairs have...
7 w ago
Biodegradable Food Sensors
This Edible Sensor From Swiss Researchers Tracks Food Temperature
This minuscule edible sensor is biodegradable for food monitoring purposes. Developed by ETH Zurich, the microsensors were made to keep food fresh. Just 16 micrometers thick, the temperature...
23 w ago
3D-Printed Concrete Canoes
ETH Zurich Developed an Ultra-Lightweight 3D-Printed Canoe
Although the idea of using concrete for the creation of a watercraft that is designed to stay afloat might seem counterintuitive, ETH Zurich recently received a Design Innovation award at the 26th...
23 w ago
360-Degree Rotation Drones
The Voliro Multicopter Drone is Capable of Performing Complex Tricks
Most drones offer the operational capability to tilt and move thanks to copters that can shift slightly, but the Voliro Multicopter Drone enables a far more complex experience. Engineered with six...
25 w ago
The Climeworks Direct Air Capture Technology Draws in CO2
The limiting of greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere is key to slowing down climate change but so is the removal of existing CO2 from our air, which is what the Climeworks Direct Air Capture...
38 w ago
Strategic Thinking and Creative Research
Gemma Vallet, Innovation Director of PHD Spain
PHD, a global communications and media network, uses strategic thinking and in-depth research to create award-winning work for some of the largest advertisers in the world. Recently, Trend Hunter...
60 w ago
Turf-Topped Office Buildings
The AXA Building by Santiago Calatrava Will Be in a Train Station
The AXA building, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will be incorporated into Stadelhofen Station in Zurich, Switzerland. Capped by a triangle of turf and covered in a paneled steel facade, the...
68 w ago
Computer Molding Experiments
Computational Thermoforming Could Disrupt Fabrication Design
Currently we think of 3D printing as the most technologically advanced way of easily and cheaply creating custom products—but a research experiment called computational thermoforming could...
85 w ago
Multi-Purpose Transforming Bags
The OWLBAG Changes Shape to Meet Your Every Need
The OWLBAG is a modern and stylish bag that is unique in the face of its competition. What is unique about The OWLBAG is that it is actually made up of four bags, and each one can be used along with...
93 w ago
Experiential Interior Design Shows
The Playful IMM LivingInteriors Pavilion is by i29 and Frame
The IMM LivingInteriors Pavilion by i29, Kamer 465 and Frame Magazine is an immersive exploration of innovative interior design projects that challenges convention regarding what such a showcase...
73 w ago
Revolutionary Electric Supercars
This Electric Car's Horsepower and Torque Figures Are Spectacular
The Formula Student Team hailing from the Switzerland-based Academic Motorsports Association, located in Zurich, have developed a truly spectacular high-performance electric supercar that offers...
76 w ago
Glass-Covered Serpentine Homes
This Serpentine Architecture is Connected With a White Ribbon
Designed by architecture studio Evolution Design, this serpentine home in Switzerland overlooks Lake Zurich and has a unique white “ribbon” that connects and flows throughout the...
77 w ago
The Armadillo Vault is the First Stone Structure of Its Kind
In what was described as a “milestone for stone engineering,” this stone structure is made up of 399 slabs of limestone and nothing else. Designed by ETH Zurich researchers, the...
85 w ago
Marathon-Centric Hotel Packages
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Offers a Package for Runners
Launched at the beginning of 2016, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s Marathon Package is a luxurious vacation experience designed around participation in the city’s annual marathon, the...
89 w ago
Multifunctional Leather Phone Cases
The 'Walkey' is Designed to Hold a Wide Variety of Accessories
The ‘Walkey’ is a multifunctional case that is designed to hold everything from your smartphone to your lip balm. While there are a number of phone cases on the market that double as...
92 w ago
Vibrant Kidcore Runways
The Latest Julian Zigerli Collection Highlights Stuffed Animal Props
The Julian Zigerli collection for Fall/Winter 2016 recently graced the stage during Zurich’s Model Suisse fashion event. The fun runway presentation consisted of vibrant and technicolored...
99 w ago
This Wheeled Robot From Disney Can Climb Even Uneven Walls With Agility
Created and conceived by Disney Research Zurich in collaboration with ETH Zurich research institute, the wheeled robot VertiGo is capable of climbing walls, even un-smooth ones. The robot has four...
104 w ago
AR Management Programs
Zurich Insurance Uses Augmented Reality to Help Managers Improve
As business applications for augmented reality technology continue to emerge, Zurich Insurance provided one example with a recently launched coaching program for management. While many businesses...
18 w ago
Anachronistic Concrete Extensions
The National Museum Zurich has a Juxtaposed Modern Wing
The National Museum Zurich was once a staid, traditional museum building in the old European Renaissance style. Like many other museums around the world, though, the NMZ has made use of architecture...
21 w ago
FRIETAG's Borrow-a-Travel-Bag Program Loans Its Bags For Up To Three Weeks
Any recent grads with travel plans will be interested in FREITAG’s newly launched ‘Borrow-a-Travel-Bag’ program. This summer, the Zurich-based bag company will allow travelers to...
26 w ago
Particulate Pollen Lamps
The Pollen Lamp Series Enlarges Pollen Particles
Springtime brings out one of the biggest seasonal foes that people face—pollen—but Swiss art director Regine Cavicchioli and two of her students from the Zurich University of the Arts...
66 w ago
Omni-Directional Cubic Drones
The 'Omnicopter' Drone Can Fly Through All Six Degrees of 3D Space
Standard four-rotor drones are impressive, as any unmanned aerial vehicle is, but the ‘Omnicopter drone’ from researchers at ETZ in Zurich, Switzerland, solves the limitations that...
92 w ago
The Knee Perturbator Intentionally Knocks Wearers On Their Knees
The Knee Perturbator is a curiously named and highly intelligently designed wearable robot, designed by a group of scientists and engineers at ETH Zurich and the National Center of Competence in...
93 w ago
Lost Hiker-Tracking Drones
New Drone Technology Could Aid in Search and Rescue Missions
Being that search and rescue missions are time-sensitive to ensure that all parties are located safe and sound, new drone technology is now coming to light to help aid rescuers. Developed by a team...
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