Date
December 4, 2017
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Everyday products, which form and materiality instantly forge an emotional connection with the user.

When Eric Wu, founder of Lyfe Products, went to Alvaro Uribe Design Studio to design a new bottle opener and ice-cream scoop, he said:

the user should not want to let go of this product

They knew then the design had to be sensorial.

Alvaro Uribe Design - Ice-cream Scoop 2

© Alvaro Uribe Design – Ice-cream Scoop

In order to capture the eye, they imagined a design as if it was in constant motion, almost like a sports car.

Form and function then evolved simultaneously into one fluid shape that appeared to be flowing off your hand to touch the bottle cap or the ice-cream.

This later became accentuated by the purity and reflectiveness of the material, which gave the design a surgical feel and appearance of liquid mercury.

To give the design a tactile feel, Alvaro Uribe took the organic shape of the design and cut it in a geometric pattern that the user will rub its fingers around almost subconsciously and obsessively.

Alvaro Uribe Design - Ice-cream Scoop

© Alvaro Uribe Design – Ice-cream Scoop

Finally, the sharp uniform edges create a step pattern, that when placed on a table the bottle opener rocks with a hypnotizing clicking knock.

Alvaro Uribe Design - Lyfe Bottle Opener

© Alvaro Uribe Design – Lyfe Bottle Opener

The Bottle Opener & Ice-cream Scoop are designs for life

These are everyday products, but their form and materiality instantly forge an emotional connection with the user.

Alvaro Uribe Design - Lyfe Bottle Opener

© Alvaro Uribe Design – Lyfe Bottle Opener

Made of cast stainless steel, the bottle opener and ice-cream scoop are designed to last through generations as a testimony of what happens when avant-garde beauty is paired with technology.