The Dilus

 - Aug 2, 2008
References: coroflot
Designed by Bruno Oro, the Dilus toys are not only a visual treat, but the art is functional too.

Oro was inspired to create them while conducting field research on child chemotherapy patients. He saw how lonely undergoing treatment is and witnessed the struggle children face when separated from their families and taken out of school and other activities.

Oro hopes an invention like the Dilus could change that. The electronic gadget aids children in communication with loved ones, it entertains them, and it helps them keep on top of their school work.

His 3D models are well done, with detailed graphic designs covering each piece to simulate the holographic displays on the Dilus. The device, which is shaped like a teddy bear, allows the user to connect to the internet, play games and socialize with friends all through 2D and 3D graphics.

Depending on the child's preference the skin on the Dilus can be changed as it comes with a variety of skins.

Bruno is a designer from Balneário Camboriú, Brazil who specializes in Industrial design, 3-D modeling and art direction. His Coroflot portfolio looks quite promising.