According to Lenovo, the torch design took ten months and was the product of more than 30 engineers and design specialists. The end result, called “The Cloud of Promise,” incorporates elements of both modern design and traditional Chinese culture. It’s modeled off the design of a scroll–remember, China is the birthplace of paper as we know it–and is decorated with red lacquer and cloud motifs derived from Chinese art traditions. Lenovo’s representatives stressed that like its PCs, the Olympic torch has been designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. The streamlined, 28-inch-long torch is a light load, weighing only 2.2 pounds. The company is touting it as the most technologically-advanced Olympic torch yet.

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Soft Wall

May 1, 2007

Soft Wall is a wall for defining, dividing and storing is a soft, functional, sculpture-like piece at the same time. Designed to accommodate the objects we need only from time to time (which would otherwise take up space on small tables, on shelves and in containers), Soft Wall is also a dividing wall that can be used in both the home and office since it adapts to the requirements of the location where it is used. Crafted in felt and available in two sizes, it rests on a metal frame.

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Zip Rug

May 1, 2007

 

Zip Rug allows you to be a co-designer. The carpet consists of modules that are connected on the longer side by zippers fasteners. The Zip Rug can be extended and repeatedly re-configured as often as you like. Carpets should be made this way a long time ago…

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