Mako Design’s Favorite Transformative Designs
We’re big fans of innovative designs at our California invention development firm, Mako Design. One of the ways in which one can approach their product design through an innovative method is to find ways to make their product design transformative. Transformative design is a way in which you find ways to make your product multifunctional by making it possible to change its design in order to fulfill another function. Approaching your design with two ideas in mind and combining them into one efficient design is one of the best ways to create your transformative designs that the team at Mako Design love to tackle in our design projects. Below is a list of some of our favorite examples of transformative product designs to help inspire you!
An All-in-One Coffee and Gaming Table
Furniture design is one of the most important fields of product design to our California invention development firm, as people look for smart ways to make the most out of their space as conveniently and efficiently as possible. This coffee table combines both an important piece of furniture for any home, and functionality. Designed by Love Hulton, this slim table includes a slide-out console that includes a 2-player arcade joystick and push-button gaming controls – inspired by old school arcade games. The table features a wireless gaming system that can connect to your smart TV to enjoy classic gaming right in the comfort of your living room. There are no cables needed to set up the gaming console as the games connect to your TV via a console within the table, making the piece easier to place anywhere in your home, without cables obstructing the walking space around the table.
A Yoga Mat our California Invention Development Firm Loves
As a California invention development firm, we understand how important keeping in shape is. If you’re into fitness or like to incorporate different kinds of activity into your daily routine to stay fit and healthy, this transformable yoga mat may be the perfect product to keep up with all your fitness needs. The Levigato fitness mat is a yoga mat that is designed to be able to transform into other forms and sorts of workout equipment. The mat is made of a dual-sided surface and a stiffer design that allows it to open and close like origami. The material is strategically chosen in order to make the mat possible to turn into a support block, a push-up bar, or a stand for your laptop to watch any online fitness videos on. While one surface can be used for meditation, yoga, and stretching, the other side has a brushed surface so that the mat does not slip. The mat comes with magnets on either side making it easier to close with a quick snap. You can easily dock up the mat to bring a higher level of intensity to your workouts as well. This fitness mat is the perfect example of transformative design due to how many different functionalities and uses the user can get out of it by simply transforming the product into different shapes or by the different materials used on the mat to fulfill different purposes.
Sleep Anywhere On the Go
If you’re one who likes to travel a lot, one common problem that a lot of people face is how uncomfortable it can be while transiting through different countries while flying, long drives through different cities, or even just through long commutes to work. The NapEazy is a transformable and portable pillow made to help those find rest during long commutes or travels. While it may look like a regular pillow, simply pull it in two halves to reveal its full form as an extended pillow, allowing you to keep your posture and spine straight while you nap. Therefore, not only does it make a great pillow, but it helps support your back, is easy to carry around, and can even busily used amongst two people.
Our California Invention Development Firms Favorite Aesthetic Transformative Design
Our California invention development firm has noticed that tabletops seem to be a popular choice in transformable design as people look for better ways to add more space or storage to their home living environments. The Elyra table combines both aesthetic, style, and functionality all in one. Great for indoors and out, the table expands its size by “spreading its wings” to allow more table surface to use. The table is a great option for those living in smaller home environments as it can be converted back to its smaller size to fit in smaller areas, and be spread open once there is more room, or if the table needs to be shared amongst more people such as family members, friends, or just to fit more of your personal belongings on!
If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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