Furniture: Gravity Stool by Jolan Van Der Wiel
Jolan Van Der Wiel developed a 'magnet machine', whereby he positions magnetic fields above and below a container of polarized material containing metal shavings. In order to form and determine the shapes of his furniture pieces, the hanging units are pulled down and then released, in which the substance follows, drawn upwards by magnetic force, letting gravity determine the shape of the stool.
Product: Child Vision Glasses by The Centre for Vision in the Developing World
These are self-adjustable glasses that allow the wearer to tweak the lenses until they focus clearly. The Child Vision Glasses are based on a fluid-filled lens technology and have been developed specifically for use by myopic young adults aged from 12-18.
Product: Little Printer by Berg
Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from your friends. Use your smart phone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely and beautiful miniature newspaper.
Product: Liquidglide Ketchup Bottle by Dave Smith/Varanasi Research Group MIT
LiquiGlide is a ‘super-slippery’, non-toxic, edible but tasteless substance that can be applied to the inside of a bottle, preventing the condiments from sticking to the neck and the bottom where they can't be reached.
Product: Magic Arms by duPont Hospital for Children
The duPont Hospital for Children has been treating children suffering with musculoskeletal disabilities. As part of their research and development, duPont’s Department of Orthopedics developed WREX–the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton. It gives kids with muscle weakness much better movement and the ability to lift objects but was too heavy to use on a younger or smaller child. They figured out a wearable plastic jacket could be 3D printed to offer the same aid as WREX but in a mobile form that a child weighing only 25 pounds could wear.
Product: Olympic Cauldron – by Heatherwick Studio
At just 8.5m high and weighing 16 tonnes, Heatherwick Studio's piece is far smaller and lighter than previous Olympic Cauldrons. The studio incorporated 204 individual copper ‘petals’, each carried at the opening ceremony by each participating country to create an iconic image – not only for the Olympics, but also for London.
Product: Papa Foxtrot toys by PostlerFerguson
Papa Foxtrot is a new toy brand from London-based design studio PostlerFerguson. The studio’s Wooden Giants series comprises of models of the Emma Maersk, Arctic Princess and TI Asia, three of the largest cargo ships in the world.
Product: Replicator 2 by MakerBot
This fourth generation 3D printing machine from MarkerBot has a massive 410 cubic inch build volume and is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional quality models at home.