Author: Carola Siksma-Ruiters

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Inflatable Volvo children car seat

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One press of the button and 40 seconds later you have an inflatable rear facing car seat for children up to 1 meter (3 and 4 years old). The inflatable Child Seat Concept inflates itself with an integrated air pump. How the power exactly works is kept a secret. According to Volvo, this car seat is just as safe as regular car seats, but with the great advantage that it can be folded to a little package for travelling. Lawrence Abele, Design Manager at Volvo was annoyed by the hassle with his two toddlers in car seats at airports and rental cars. He was inspired by the Volvo Ocean Race where they use sustainable and high quality materials for sailing equipment . The biggest challenge however was to create a beautiful design with soft lines and comfortable seating with the thick material. The seat weighs less than 5 kilograms and also has a Bluetooth connection to inflate the seat by smartphone. I will keep an eye on these exciting developments, though there are no production plans yet, first the seat will be further developed.

Bugaboo stroller & Andy Warhol Banana collection

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Attention all Bugaboo fans: in May the new Bugaboo stroller will be introduced with a design by Andy Warhol : the Banana! What did Warhol had in mind with this design? Is it a joke? Is it art? Like no other Andy Warhol challenges his audience to look with other eyes at art and also at his designs. For this design Andy Warhol was inspired by an album cover previously made by him for the rock band The Velvet Underground & Nico in the 60s. I agree, this is not a dramatic change in stroller design, but you do make a statement on the street with this limited edition, cheerful black bananaprint on a bright yellow fabric!