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Sunday, 22 May 2011 19:28

Grand Designs Live London 2011 showed the world over 500 exhibitors covering interiors, gardens, home improvements, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping there really was something for everyone.

Innovations:

#1 Liftbed - a great way to transform your living space. Below you can see how it works:

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At the push of a button Liftbed glides into the ceiling, creating your bedroom into a living room. /Source: www.liftbed.com/

#2 Long Form Library - Not only is the act of immersing oneself in a task now beautiful to perform, but also, beautiful to observe. The arts of knowledge personified. All designed and made by hand, in Manchester England. /Source: www.ifsodoso.com/

#3 Acoustable Table - object which combines good acoustics with user-friendly ergonomics. The coffee table at the centre of the room becomes the sound system and the power terminal. There are no visible technical elements, only the player and a remote which can both be stored in a built in pocket. /Source: www.acoustable.com/

#4 Cybertecture Mirror - world's first intelligent mirror. Designed by James Law.

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#5 TM Italia - Petra or just "Intelligent Kitchen". This minimalist sculptural kitchen is powered by the latest in domotic technology. With space-saving solutions such as foldaway appliances, sliding tops and doors as well as domotics, PETRA incorporates technology with practical and elegant features. /Source: www.tmitalia.com/

#6 Electrolux Gadget - External Refrigerator

Fixed directly on the outside wall of residential buildings, the concept is an elaboration on a way of life in northern China where food is kept on balconies in the winter to save space and energy. During cold seasons and at night, the low external temperatures are used to provide the right climate for items in the fridge. During warmer weather, the sun is used to transform light into energy through solar panels. Designed by Nicolas Hubert. /Source: www.yankodesign.com/

You can see and learn more at: http://www.granddesignslive.com/

 

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