Good design makes technology accessible

The Outerspace team love to make things.

We particularly love to make things that push the boundaries of what a product can do, and have a positive impact on people’s lives, which leads to commercial success.

Three such products, the Fusion Guitar, and the Robo C2 & Robo R2 3D printers were recently recognised for design excellence at the Good Design Awards.

The 2017 Good Design Awards were held in Sydney Australia after a lengthy and extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 international design experts.

Fusion Guitar

The Fusion Guitar is an all-in-one electric travel guitar. Built in battery, amplifier and speakers make it very portable. For new users, it takes the hassle out of researching and selecting gear. You can simply pick it up, turn it on and play. It also has iPhone integration which lets you watch video tutorials while you play, and puts the best guitar teaching apps literally at your fingertips.

Advanced players who already own gear are attracted to the convenience of the world’s first truly portable electric guitar to play anywhere, anytime. Real-time signal processing combined with guitar apps like JamUp let you create unlimited effects – it’s like having a full rig and recording studio wherever you go, so you’re always ready when inspiration strikes.

The Good Design Awards jury commented,

“The Fusion Guitar represents an innovative leap in this product segment. Beautifully executed design with a simple user-interface makes this a highly desirable and game changing product. It ticks every box in the criteria and adds a few more.”

Fusion Guitar at the Good Design Awards > 

See the guitar in action >

Robo C2 and R2

Robo 3D, a Silicon Valley tech startup were honored with a Good Design Award for their Robo C2 and Robo R2. Robo makes high tech 3D printing easy and fun. The attractive product format uses a monocoque construction to keep the size and weight down so you can move the printer between home, school and office. Designed for a plug-and-print user experience, it only takes a few minutes to set up out of the box, and Robo provides provides 24/7 customer support for peace of mind. The full color screen and Wi-Fi enabled iPhone app make it easy to monitor and operate the printers, while a wide variety of compatible filament materials provides greater level of design freedom for decorative and functional objects alike.   

The Good Design Awards jury commented,

“These products tick every box for design excellence. The units are very well designed and constructed with a uncomplicated design language that gives them a unique and highly desirable form. The units were easy to operate and do what they were designed to”

See the awards entry >

Visit the Robo 3D website >

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Sergei Plishka
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Sergei Plishka
Sergei has a particular interest in eco architecture and design, including alternative materials and sustainable energy management. Following a passion for travel and knowledge he’s studied in Canada, Singapore and Australia, achieving degrees in commerce and industrial design.

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