Archive for the ‘Industrial Design’ Category

THANKS, IDSA JURORS!

July 1st, 2014

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LUNAR has won Silver and Bronze awards from IDSA for the Belle-V ice cream scoop and Mobilegear’s e-commerce website! (more…)

Our exciting vision for home exercise — introducing TERA

June 5th, 2014

We’re proud to officially announce today the TERA fitness mat, our latest design concept in a family of reimagined home exercise products designed by our LUNAR Europe team. (more…)

A work of design

April 23rd, 2014

What uniquely distinguishes art from design? Is it intention? Is it commerce? When does art become design and design become art? (more…)

LUNAR wins three iF Product Design Awards

February 28th, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce LUNAR has picked up three 2014 iF product design awards for NOVA, VELA and SF Prep! We accepted our iF gold award for NOVA just a few hours ago at the awards ceremony at BMW Welt Auditorium in Munich. (more…)

New year brings two wins

January 2nd, 2014

We can’t think of a better way to start off the new year than by picking up two Good Design award wins for Ventus Theravent and Myoscience iovera˚. (more…)

Digital Craftsmanship: Tokyo Designers Week 2013

December 20th, 2013

LUNAR traveled to Japan for the annual Tokyo Designers Week last month. Check out some of the vibrant tidbits we discovered in this jam-packed video (there was a lot to take in): (more…)

LUNAR Moondust: Good and Evil Finale

November 27th, 2013

LUNAR interns apply their creativity to explore perceptions of “good” and “evil” in objects

What makes a product seem “good” or “evil”? (more…)

An Ice Cream Social with Belle-V

November 26th, 2013

LUNAR celebrated the launch of the new Belle-V ice cream scoop and the Museum of Craft & Design’s “New West Coast Design 2″ exhibit with free admission to the museum and free Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous ice cream last Sunday in San Francisco. Thanks to everyone who joined us! It was a beautiful day for delicious ice cream and world-class design.

We took lots of pictures – check them out on our Facebook page here.

Also, stay tuned for other upcoming events – we just might need to make Belle-V ice cream socials a regular thing : )

Read more about Belle-V and our Kickstarter campaign here.

LUNAR’s Ice Cream Sunday!

November 21st, 2013

LUNAR is celebrating the Museum of Craft & Design’s “New West Coast Design 2″ exhibit with free admission to the museum and free ice cream this Sunday, November 24!  If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss out on this very cool event!

Visit the museum at 2569 3rd Street between 1-3 pm, enjoy your ice cream, and then tour the museum’s exhibit, which features the latest in great West Coast design, including the LUNAR-designed Belle-V ice cream scoop and early prototypes.

We’ll be serving Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous’ yummy ice cream using the Belle-V scoop and LUNAR’s VP of Design, Jeff Salazar, will be there to share his design philosophy as well as the creative process behind the scoop. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous for providing the ice cream!

Hope to see you this Sunday, from 1-3, at the Museum of Craft & Design, 2569 3rd Street in SF.  Bring your family, tell your friends and get ready to enjoy great ice cream as well as some fantastic design!

Please RSVP here.

LUNAR creativity SPARKS three awards

November 18th, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce LUNAR has picked up three 2013 SPARK awards for iovera°, Mobilegear and Piamo!

  • The pen-like iovera° from myoscience uses a patented Focused Cold Therapy to effectively treat pain with a minimally invasive procedure. Our work for iovera° earned a Product Pro award.
  • Mobilegear is an e-commerce website we designed that provides customers with the best mobile solutions for an increasingly mobile workforce and lifestyle. Mobilegear picked up a Silver Communication award.
  • Piamo creates a fresh cup of delicious espresso in 30 seconds in your microwave. Our work for Piamo received a Gold Concept Pro award.

The SPARK Awards are a global competition with entries from more than 27 countries. The awards seek out the best designs from all levels of society, from amateurs to the most experienced and are awarded by a community of designers and creative people bound together by the idea that design can make significant, positive changes in the world and help make it better.

See the full list of winning entries here and read the full press release here.

Get the scoop! The Belle-V ice cream scoop launches today

October 29th, 2013

The Belle-V ice cream scoop feels great in your hand, works brilliantly and is crafted to last and last.

LUNAR partnered with long time friends Alan Cook and Karl Ulrich to develop Belle-V with the vision of creating a select collection of outstanding kitchen tools for people who love great products. LUNAR designed, tested and refined several dozen ice cream scoop prototypes, eventually optimizing the asymmetric handle and refining the geometry of the angled scoop head with a spade shaped edge.

Please visit our Kickstarter page to support us and learn about Belle-V here.

LUNAR collaborates with Gigaset to make homes smarter

September 5th, 2013

We’re excited to report that our client Gigaset, one of the world’s leading producers of corded and cordless phones, is about to enter the market of “Intelligent Living.”

Gigaset’s new product line, Gigaset elements, is aimed at improving safety and comfort in the home. Over the past two years, LUNAR Europe has visited users in their homes to conduct qualitative interviews and explore opportunities for Gigaset on how to apply technology in thoughtful, simple ways to make a “smart home.” The team developed and prototyped experiences, testing them with consumers and observing reactions. Our Insights and Strategy team then collaborated with Gigaset to refine specific features and offerings.

This September, Gigaset will offer consumers the first five products in its Gigaset elements starter kit, including a door sensor, motion sensor and a base station. The Internet Protocol-based system connects the user’s Smartphone app to the Gigaset elements Cloud. The Gigaset elements app can monitor a variety of situations within the home and is able to give users updates about what is happening in their homes while they are away. For example, it will let the user know when someone else is entering the home – and whether that person has used a key or a crowbar to get in. The system can be extended with additional door, motion and window sensors as well as sirens.

Future sensor and service feature extensions will broaden the Gigaset elements use case from security to energy management and healthcare. Stay tuned for more details about this innovative project as we progress toward the launch of Gigaset elements.

Watch Nick Ord, Gigaset elements Innovation Lead, speak about their product development process at this year’s BITKOM Big Data Summit 2013:

Design impressions and trends spotted at 2013 Milan Furniture Fair/Design Week

April 22nd, 2013

New trends in materials, lighting and craftsmanship were among developments spotted by LUNAR Munich designers at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair. (more…)

John Edson talks about principles for insanely great design at IDSA conference April 20

April 19th, 2013

LUNAR’s John Edson will be sharing seven principles based on Apple’s approach to design at the IDSA Midwest District Design Conference April 20. (more…)

Computing devices become wearable

March 22nd, 2013

We’re just starting to scratch the surface of things we can do with gestures as computing devices become wearable, notes LUNAR’s John Edson (more…)