Technology and art are two different fields which in industrial design world they’ve been combined so that humans can have the maximum usage of their own creations.
Industrial design makes the technology more understandable and solves the big problems with simple ideas.

Technology and art are two different fields which in industrial design world they’ve been combined so that humans can have the maximum usage of their own creations.
Industrial design makes the technology more understandable and solves the big problems with simple ideas.

Nowadays our lives are so crowded with industrial products. These products need to become smaller and simpler to adjust our new lifestyle. Shel is a foldable headphone designed to solve the problems during transportation. The headband is capable of reshaping and collapsing. There is a handle placed on the headphone, when it’s pulled down, the plastic pieces stay tightened and firm and headphone is usable on the head. When the handle is pulled up, spaces are created between the plastic pieces which make the band loose, flexible, and foldable in any direction. On the other side, there is a touch pad to control the music.

Nowadays our lives are so crowded with industrial products. These products need to become smaller and simpler to adjust our new lifestyle. Shel is a foldable headphone designed to solve the problems during transportation. The headband is capable of reshaping and collapsing. There is a handle placed on the headphone, when it’s pulled down, the plastic pieces stay tightened and firm and headphone is usable on the head. When the handle is pulled up, spaces are created between the plastic pieces which make the band loose, flexible, and foldable in any direction. On the other side, there is a touch pad to control the music.

INSPIRATION

This design is inspired from the natural mechanism of the kangaroo’s tail.  The tail that is naturally loose and with no particular shape in usual time, could be very hard that stands the weight of a kangaroo. its tail is formed by numbers of Bones settled by each other and the muscle strings hold these bones together. Muscles hold the bones with contraction and make them steady, and there, they can stand the whole weight of a kangaroo.

INSPIRATION

This design is inspired from the natural mechanism of the kangaroo’s tail.  The tail that is naturally loose and with no particular shape in usual time, could be very hard that stands the weight of a kangaroo. its tail is formed by numbers of Bones settled by each other and the muscle strings hold these bones together. Muscles hold the bones with contraction and make them steady, and there, they can stand the whole weight of a kangaroo.

Inspired by the tail, I tried to design the same mechanism for the headphones. It means hard and tough like the usual headphones and loose at the same time like a piece of rope. To perform this design we can use plastic pieces as bones and canvas fabric as muscle strings. There are 41 plastic pieces and together they are a locked headband as default. 

There are spaces in these pieces which the canvas pass through them. When you tighten the canvas, the plastic pieces will be placed next to each other with pressure like muscle contraction. That’s like there is a single piece of headband and by loosing the canvas, there will be space between the plastic pieces so they can have free movements. That enables the whole band to form in any shape, so it could be packed in smaller size.

There is a small handle on one of the headphones, the user pull it down and by that the canvas get tightened and by pushing it again the handle looses the canvas with the help of springs.

Inspired by the tail, I tried to design the same mechanism for the headphones. It means hard and tough like the usual headphones and loose at the same time like a piece of rope. To perform this design we can use plastic pieces as bones and canvas fabric as muscle strings. There are 41 plastic pieces and together they are a locked headband as default.

There are spaces in these pieces which the canvas pass through them. When you tighten the canvas, the plastic pieces will be placed next to each other with pressure like muscle contraction. That’s like there is a single piece of headband and by loosing the canvas, there will be space between the plastic pieces so they can have free movements. That enables the whole band to form in any shape, so it could be packed in smaller size.

There is a small handle on one of the headphones, the user pull it down and by that the canvas get tightened and by pushing it again the handle looses the canvas with the help of springs.

The main part is the one with the speaker and electric boards and the other is the place for the handle, and the main battery.
The two headphones are connected to each other by a wire passed through the headband.
We used E-Ink touchscreen to control the headphones. We can change the song by tapping the top or bottom part of the pad, and adjust the volume by sweeping a finger on it. And the whole pad is a regular hard button to play/pause, and turn ON/OFF.

On the bottom of the sets of headphones, we have a 3.5 mm AUX jack, and a USB type C input.

The main part is the one with the speaker and electric boards and the other is the place for the handle, and the main battery.
The two headphones are connected to each other by a wire passed through the headband.
We used E-Ink touchscreen to control the headphones. We can change the song by tapping the top or bottom part of the pad, and adjust the volume by sweeping a finger on it. And the whole pad is a regular hard button to play/pause, and turn ON/OFF.

On the bottom of the sets of headphones, we have a 3.5 mm AUX jack, and a USB type C input.

Awards

Asia Design Prizes 2019

Industart Design Awards 2018