LAYER有幸携手Panasonic共同于2019推出“存在的平衡” （Balance of being）产品系列，探索了家庭、福祉与技术之间的连接：通过多款全新的概念产品展示非凡的生活哲学。六个最新设计的概念集合系列敏锐地捕捉住了新兴技术与复杂体验之间的融合，探讨了人类如何与产品进行更有效的互动以及如何照顾自己。该系列是由Panasonic设计团队和工程团队与LAYER共同合作开发。
LAYER is delighted to have supported Panasonic in the creation of concepts presented at IFA 2019. The teams have explored the intersection between home, wellbeing and technology with the launch of ‘Balance of being’: a collection of new product concepts bringing to life a new philosophy. The collection of six near-future design concepts sensitively combine emerging technology with sophisticated experience design and explore how we can have more meaningful engagements with products and how we take care of ourselves. The collection is the collaborative result of a research and development project between LAYER, Panasonic’s design and engineering teams.
LIFT | 食品保健
A smart cooking and food maturing appliance using advanced heat and pressure technology and sensors within the device to quickly “lift” food to its most optimal nutritional state. LIFT engages families and younger generations in cooking, nutrition and healthier eating.
SHOT | 营养保健
Based on a smart visual analysis of skin condition, SHOT uses camera sensing on the front of the device, advanced AI, combined with a selection of fresh frozen fruit and vegetable TBC. to deliver a wellbeing experience that creates highly-nutritious, bespoke drinks to improve a person’s health.
TONE | 颈部护理
A fashion-led product that sits comfortably around a person’s neck; improving the complexion and health of their skin and décolletage using steam and LED light treatments. TONE examines the user’s neck complexion and devises a self-care regime for an optimal and personalised experience.
GROW | 头部护理
Providing advanced LED light treatment for a person’s hair and hair follicles to promote healthy growth, GROW understands hair condition and structure to identify an appropriate treatment.
WAVE | 头皮护理
A smart massaging device for the head that can be used to relieve stress in various situations, at home or work. Mapping and evaluating the level of tension, WAVE determines the length of time, method and intensity of the experience.
All products react and deliver based on the rich living knowledge of you and your family, building a thorough and safe understanding of needs to deliver incredibly personal outputs that brings balance to being. Panasonic Design and LAYER have approached the collection with a focus on changing behaviours and exploring materiality. The designs take cues from premium homewares, lifestyle and wellness products. Materials including glazed ceramic, refined timber and constructed textiles have been used in a pale tonal palette, allowing these tech products to feel natural in the home. The collection is further unified by a consistent set of design details and features.
LAYER创始人Benjamin Hubert谈到：“我们很荣幸能与Panasonic合作，将一系列展示了先进技术、结合了灵敏外观的概念转化成为现实产品。设计从日本传统工艺中发现并提取侘寂这一理念，以一种平易近人的美学姿态来促进高性能的产品体验。产品通过改善日常生活习惯，以一种有意义的方式为用户创造更大的幸福感。”松下设计创意总监Takehiro Ikeda说：“我们对我们如何使用产品以及产品如何塑造我们及我们家人的体验感到好奇。我们将如何通过技术达成经验范围内与自然环境的交互。这为Panasonic带来了诸多兴奋与挑战，为产品及全新的体验模式带来契机，使我们能够以更有意义的方式来实现生活的多方面平衡。”最后松下伦敦设计创意总监Rowan Williams总结到：“平衡理念旨在缩小科技与人类生活方式之间的鸿沟，更多地关注到互动性、舒适度、改善生活方式，以及通过技术提供真正富有意义的切身体验，使我们可以彼此绑定而非徒劳地囿于设备之间。”
“We are proud to partner with Panasonic to support bringing to life a range of concepts that showcase super progressive technologies combined with a sensitive approach to form and materiality. The design directions are drawn from research into the wabi sabi of materials found in Japanese craftmanship to help soften high performance experiences with an approachable aesthetic. The results are products that enhance everyday rituals to create a greater sense of wellbeing for the user in a meaningful way” Benjamin Hubert, Founder LAYER . “We are curious in how we engage with products and the knowledge that they can build of us and our families. How do we intersect our aspirations of a more natural world with experiences that are technologically enabled? This creates many exciting questions for Panasonic; opening opportunities for new paradigms of products and experiences that allow us to lead our lives in more meaningful ways that brings balance.” Takehiro Ikeda, Creative Director, Panasonic Design. “BALANCE aims to close this gap between technology and our lifestyles, focusing more on human interaction, comfort, enhancing our lifestyles, and providing truly meaningful experiences with technology allowing us to bond with one another instead of our devices.” Rowan Williams, Creative Lead, Panasonic Design London.