The Astheimer team have been working on two new collections for the British Design Shop. The first samples have started to arrive……
Each individual piece that is created for the British Design Shop is shaped by the here and now, bringing distinctive style to everyday living. But created to last by blending enduring elegance with a respect for time honoured methods and carefully chosen, quality materials.
Designers and craftsmen working intuitively together to make classic designs of the future.
50 years of CES, my 5th consecutive year, lots of cool stuff, but no stand outs, this year was a year of transition – a bit like the world we live in! It is always exciting to see the technologies that will change our lives:
Voice controlled everything, autonomous vehicles, robots, drones, 3 screened laptops, holographic head up displays, super thin TV’s and smart everything – hairbrushes, beds, toothbrushes, dog collars and even smart breast pumps! CLICK HERE to view the full article
It is fascinating to get a glimpse into the future and to the fantastic opportunities technology can bring to our lives, VR assisted medical devices, software that optimise materials and shapes to minimise material use and maximise strength.
However there were too many examples,especially from the large corporations, where every possible technology was applied to every device they make, and it leaves you asking the question – is this technology really a help or is it making the appliance and our lives more complicated?
I hope you enjoy what I found interesting…
UK – MILTON KEYNES, 12th October, 2016. The first driverless two-seater cars carried passengers on a three-quarter-mile loop along a pedestrianised street in Milton Keynes. This was the first time in the UK the vehicles have been used outside tightly controlled test zones.
Oxbotica – linked Oxford University – provided the software which allowed the cars used in Milton Keynes to understand their surroundings. Astheimer design are proud to have designed and supplied enclosure parts to Oxbotica that were used to house the hardware installed into the cars.
Nurburgring, Germany – 27th May 2016. A new addition to the Nurburgring 24 Hours this year was the ‘Glickenhaus Trophy’, donated by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, proudly designed by Astheimer. Team Owner and über-enthusiast James Glickenhaus presented the trophy to the Maro Engel, who set the fastest lap time in the top 30 qualifying session, which included the involvement of Glickenhaus’s own SCG 003 #702 car.
Making it Count – Carsten Astheimer shares the story of Astheimer design consultancy as it goes from strength to strength. Established in 2009, Astheimer works in partnership with global brands and emerging companies. Click hereto download the full new design article from issue 122/2016.
Indiana, USA – we are delighted to announce the launch of the new Newmar 2017 King Air Luxury Motor Coach. Designed by ASTHEIMER.
Designed and engineered to represent the pinnacle of luxury travel, King Aire showcases the very latest in style, comfort and technology. For 2017, King Aire boasts a reimagined exterior, led by dynamic pair of front and rear caps dressed with full LED head and tail lights. Inside, you are greeted by a cockpit that further separates King Aire from its already distant competition. Contrasted cross stitching works its way across the dash, which houses a wireless non-slip charging pad, full LCD driver display and two 12.1” touch screens that can provide 360-degrees of outward visibility.
“When your goal is to build the very best, you will stop at nothing to deliver the greatest the world has ever seen.”
– Matt Miller, President, Newmar Corporation
Las Vegas, USA. We are proud to announce that the Ella outdoor lounge collection, designed by ASTHEIMER for Koverton, is the winner of the 2016 International Interior Design Assocation Product Design award. (Shown here with lemon upholstery) It was awarded at the prestigious Hospitality Design Expo 2016 at the Mandalay Bay hotel, 4th May 2016.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Day last week at our new studio and workshop in Warwick.
More than 70 visitors, friends, colleagues, and partners were welcomed throughout the afternoon. They were treated to a tour, demonstrations, and lots of home-made Italian food and refreshments. Everyone also left their mark paint balling onto canvases that will be hung in the reception area as a reminder of the great day.
We hope those of you who were unable to visit will drop by to see us soon.
Thank you to you all for making our day most memorable.
CES is the biggest Consumer Electronics Show in the world, and it is where you will see how technology will shape our world and what it will bring to our lives in the future from Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, the smart house, the autonomous car, everything connected to everything and everything wireless.
It is an intoxicating mix of new ideas from small start up companies like the Bluetooth key less padlock from Noke, to some ground breaking ideas from the major players like the transparent TV from Panasonic, and the launch of new companies like Future Faraday with a spectacular concept car.
ASTHEIMER has bought new offices in Warwick at St George’s Business Park, and we expect to be calling it home by mid-November. The premises will host 200 square metres of studio space and 200 square metres of workshop which will allow us to expand as a team and to expand our services from concept development to final prototyping in-house. As a result of this we have hired a further two talented team members:
Sina Rahmani is an extraordinary concept designer and technology expert – have a look at his thesis projecthere
Alex Stewart is a meticulous and passionate design engineer – have a look at a fully developed project of hishere
Reading, UK – we are delighted to announce the launch of the new CAT S40 refined yet rugged smart phone. Designed by ASTHEIMER in partnership with the Bullitt group, The S40 is water, dust and shock-proof, boasts a large capacity battery and has glove-on and wet-finger tracking technology. Featuring 4G ultra-fast data, NFC, GPS, a 4.7”qHD screen and a dedicated, industry relevant app store, the S40 sets the bar for rugged smartphones
“The 4 x 4 of mobile phones: Caterpillar’s S40 rugged handset is made to withstand sun, water, dust and shocks” – Daily Mail
Tampa, USA – sees the launch of the 2016 American Eagle luxury Motorcoach
A fusion of bespoke elegance and progressive design, the 2016 American Eagle sets a new standard in luxury motorcoaches that is nothing short of magnificent. The evolutionary exterior design features a dramatic, artistic style complemented by a full-body, high-gloss finish. Modern design meets impeccable quality, power and technology to inspire every adventure.
For the fith time in seven years, we are proud to win one of Europe’s top design awards; ‘Motorboat of the year’. The Sealine F380, designed by ASTHEIMER Ltd, won the award for ‘The best Flybridge under 55 feet’ 2015, and was presented by the editor of Motor Boat and Yachting at the annual awards ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in London.
“To call the F380 a return to form undersells this boat massively. Sealine and Hanse have created something genuinely exceptional here.” – MBM
Flagship Smartphone for Caterpillar, designed for outdoor sports enthusiasts and workers who demand both high-end performance and protection from the elements.
The S50 is waterproof and the screen can be used even with wet fingers. It’s scratch-resistant, dustproof and can withstand more than just a few bumps and scrapes. It also has a quad core (1.2Ghz) processor running the latest version of Android (KitKat) with access to Google Play meaning there is no compromise between performance and protection. Whether it’s being used on the slopes, on a bike, up a mountain or on a building site, the S50 copes with anything that’s thrown at it. No matter if it’s wet, cold, dusty or dirty, nothing compromises the S50’s high-endSmartphone performance…not even a drop onto concrete.
Carsten Astheimer gives keynote speech at a successful Steve Olney Memorial Design Awards 2014 –“ one of the most appreciated automotive designers, Carsten Astheimer gave an emotional presentation of his experience as a designer, inspiring Coventry University’s talented pupils.”
The speech outlined Carsten’s experiences – designing and managing studios including world renowned consultancy Pininfarina, Directing Design for the Brunswick Corporation, and opening up his own design studio ASTHEIMER Ltd. He then concentrated on the 3 main attributes a designer needs moving from University into the professional work environment – Professionality, Personality and Creativity.
He then awarded prizes to the 3 chosen students from Coventry University.
Las Vegas, USA – we are delighted to announce the launch of the new CAT B100 rugged feature phone at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Designed by ASTHEIMER in partnership with the Bullitt group, The Cat B100 is a practical and tough mobile phone, designed for people who demand ultimate reliability. Its rugged features, long battery life and talk time make the B100 an ideal choice for tough conditions.
Beijing, China – We are pleased to announce that Edinburgh Instruments has launched the FS5 Fluorescence spectrometer, designed in partnership with ASTHEIMER at the BCEIA exhibition in Beijing.
The FS5 has been designed to be easy to use, with an unmatched range of plug and play sample cassette options. It is a fully integrated steady state spectrometer with single photon sensitivity, designed for the research and analytical market. The FS5 has a number of features that are unique in its class of fluorescence spectrometers they include: Ultimate single photon sensitivity throughout the specified spectral range, high data acquisition speed, comprehensive yet easy to operate software.
Chicago, USA – We are pleased to announce ‘Bella’ outdoor furniture collection, designed by ASTHEIMER has recently won the ‘Design Excellence’ award at the International Casual Furnishings Association awards ceremony, at the Field museum in Chicago.
We’re even more delighted to have won the overall ‘Lilian B. Winchester – Best of Show Award’ at the same event.
The award recognizes products for their overall design, as well as their marketability, innovation, colour, construction and imaginative use of materials.
More information on Bella is available in our PORTFOLIO section.
For the third consecutive year, we are proud to win one of Europe’s top design awards. The Quicksilver ACTIV 705 Cruiser, designed by ASTHEIMER Ltd, has won ‘Motorboat of the year 2013’ at the Motor Boat of the Year awards.
“Quicksilver’s first cruiser from its all-conquering ACTIV range has delivered more knockout blows than a tornado full of boxing gloves.” – MBM
Expanding our global marine presence, Sealine is re-entering the American market with a range of models especially tailored for the American market. Designed by ASTHEIMER Ltd, they include the SC42, C48 and F42.