USB Battleship

23 novembre 2010 | Cool, Design, Home & Office, Technology, par
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Création du duo de designer giffin’termeer, un très gros coup de coeur pour cet excellent hub USB qui reprend la forme d’un bâtiment militaire de la marine dans des lignes sobres et minimalistes se réduisant à une simple silhouette. Outre le style original et décalé, il vous aidera en outre à mieux organiser tout le câblage qui traverse votre bureau. Disponible sur Kikkerland pour 23 dollars, découvrez plus de détails en images dans la suite !

Description originale

Boats are interesting because for the most part, the bottom half is simple and sleek. The top half, however, is usually covered with radar equipments, guns, lifeboats, and other necessary structures—in other words, chaos, and like the physical area around our workspaces, chaos. The thought was that maybe a boat shape could be an « organizing image » to visually manage the tangle that emanates from my notebook.

Above, an image of all their significant mock-ups tells the story of the battleship’s development, as narrated by Jim Termeer.
1. First idea was to actually make it an old steamship, with the cords acting as the smoke. Problem is, cords do not look like steam. Not. even. close.
2. However, a warship has a defined profile, but looking beyond that, there seems to be little unity in form. Can the silhouette hold a clue?
3. Replacing the topside with USB bits and pieces seems to hold that true (look at the reflection of the model. Kinda looks like a warship.
4. From there, easy move into 3D and the making of the first printed model. Looks too much like a canoe. Warships are surprisingly fat in the middle. Kinda like an overfed cat.
5. Final 3D printout with cast iron paint, which seems to work better than navy blues and grays. (We tried them all.) Silhouette was the key. Usually this takes our studio 30-60 models to get it right.

Credits & copyright giffin’termeer
Available on Kikkerlandvia / Thx Nico

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    Good idea, make boring thing into funny thing