Tag: Nathan Gabriele

Egg Speakers
November 22, 2010

Giant egg?  Check.  Neoprene sack?  Check.  Induction charging dock? Check.  These are space age speakers. This luxury speaker unit combines the practicality of a portable sound system and striking modern design to create the antithesis to the boom box.  From the cord trap/ ipod cup, to the dense rubber ring on the underside of the sack, to the CNC'd buttons, to the countersunk jack terminals, there are details for such a simple form....

Surf Approved : Better Wax Comb
September 11, 2010

Wax combs are a necessary product for surfers.  They are tools used to scrape old wax from a surfboard so that fresh layer can be applied.  We were asked to design a quality item to be given away at a major surfing competition that attendees would actually keep.  We thought instead of just giving a novelty gift, why not give them something useful that would further strengthen the brand as a leader in the market.  We came to the wax comb bottle...

Broken: Discover Lattea Design Contest
August 4, 2010

Create a new and unique latte macchiato glass.  That was the challenge for the Melitta Lattea contest.  In response, the Broken/ Home Collection was imagined.  The collection is defined by 8 uniquely shaped cast ceramic handles, combined with an archetype latte glass to create a set of glasses with individual identities.  Each glass in the set is also characterized by an etched number and logo subtly placed on the shared surface,  only...

Flameless Rechargable USB Lighter
July 19, 2010

Nathan Gabriele is one of our design collaborators here at The Product Farm - and also the designer behind our Stand Up Stapler. Besides creating beautiful products for KitchenAid at his day job, Nathan always got something new up his sleeve. This unique USB rechargeable cigarette lighter has received a lot of attention around the web. In lieu of lighter fluid and a flint, this lighter uses resistance coils to create heat. It’s the same technology...