Steam is a stove-top tea maker. It brews tea by passing hot water pressurized by steam through stacked kettles. Reflecting upon tea culture in east, Steam has stacking teapots specially designed for tea preparation. Larger lower kettle is filled with water to boil, and then boiled water evaporates into upper kettle, steeping loose-leaf tea blend rather slowly. When desired amount is collected in upper part, switch on top is turned to stop water transfer. Serving is made using two kettles with poured tea and water to dilute, therefore allowing user to adjust the strength of drink.
The Thermostat for Smartphone presents a minimalist, elegant design, in breach with traditional thermostat designs. The translucent cube goes from white to color in an instant. All you have to do is apply one of the 5 interchangeable color films on the back of the device. Soft and light, the color brings a delicate touch of originality. Physical interactions are kept to a minimum. A simple touch allows to change temperature while all other controls are made from the user's smartphone. The E-ink screen chosen for its unparalleled quality and minimal energy consumption.
The Coanda, designed by Constantino Papatsoris and Santiago Castillo, is a smart, connected ceiling fan that communicates with smartphones via a dedicated app. Users can toggle the built-in LED light fixture, control location or time-based "on" and "off" settings, airflow intensity, automated temperature optimization based on seasonal changes, and communication with smart thermostats to reach optimal temperature and energy savings. The Coanda rethinks the traditional ceiling fan design, accounting for fluid dynamics and inspiration provided by computer fans and industrial air amplifiers.