Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat is a tour de force in user experience design. An arrestingly simple device, you turn the dial to set the temperature and in a week or so it knows your schedule and adjusts automatically. The stainless steel ring glides smoothly around the display while reflecting the color of the adjacent wall. Installation takes less than twenty minutes using only the pod-shaped Nest screwdriver. The result of a no-stone-unturned design process, the thermostat is now in it’s third generation and is sold throughout the world.
Nest Protect Smoke + CO Detector
Smoke detectors were an unloved product category. The Nest Protect brought them into the twenty-first century. What was once a crude sensing device became an integral part of a smart home. At the center of a sunflower vent pattern sits a large, inviting button that silences the Protect when you merely burn the toast. Underneath the button, a ring of LED’s softly glow to communicate the devices state and also provide a path light triggered by your presence. No more stepping on Lego pieces after tucking in the children. The Nest Protect was designed with the same care and thought as the thermostat to provide daily service and peace of mind.
Light L16 Computational Camera
The Light L16 is the world's first multi-aperture computational camera. It uses breakthrough optics design with the most advanced imaging engine ever created to give you the control of a DSLR with the convenience of a smartphone. The Industrial Design elegantly integrates the technology in a highly functional form factor that is all camera. The studio engaged in a close collaboration with Light Labs engineering and their manufacturing partners to ensure the promise of the design is realized in the manufactured product.
Hunter Douglas Powerview Remote
Hunter Douglas is the world leader in fashion window coverings. Their products control light, conserve energy and beautify homes. As a premium brand Hunter Douglas is leveraging Industrial Design to solidify their position as an innovation and technology leader. The Powerview Remote Control is the provocative, tactile touch point for their automation strategy.
Eero Home Wifi System
A smart home requires smart Wi-Fi in order to work. Eero’s vision is that you can do everything at once and easily share your network with guests. The eero system was designed to reliably, synchronously handle web surfing, multiple video and audio streams along with connected devices. The elegant, low-key Industrial Design supports a product that wants to be out in the open in the middle of the data flow.
Roku Streaming Players + Remotes
Roku is a pioneer in streaming media. As a start-up, they are successfully competing against some of the highest capitalized companies in the world. Bould design created and evolved a unique Industrial Design brand identity to help them succeed in a very competitive product category. The Bould Design/Roku collaboration has been going strong for over six generations of products.
GoPro Action Cameras + Accessories
With the video sharing and social media wind at its back, GoPro has become the POV camera of choice. They were ready to take their Industrial Design to the next level and reached out to Bould Design. We developed an Industrial Design language based on rugged simplicity that has become synonymous with the GoPro brand. Our contributions span the Hero3, Hero4 and Hero5 product lines as well as multiple accessories such as the 3-way selfie stick.
Suitable Technologies Beam Smart Presence System
Suitable Technologies is changing how we work and live from a distance. The Beam Smart Presence System Industrial Design has brought their technology to homes and offices all over the world. The Beam's sophisticated character and confident stance empower a closer, more human connection.
Poynt Smart Terminal
A fundamental transformation is taking place in the payments industry. To address the need for better security, convenience and customization, Poynt has completely re-thought the POS terminal. The Smart Terminal incorporates the latest payment and security technology in a beautiful, yet highly pragmatic form factor. The elegant, integrated design speeds the payment process.
Carbon M1 Additive Manufacturing Machine
The Carbon M1 is amongst the most sophisticated 3D printers ever developed. We wrapped the M1 technology in a deceptively simple form factor that supports the printing process and stages the theater of a part emerging from a liquid pool of resin. A halo of LED lights illuminates the build platform from above while down below a foot sensor in the base activates hands-free opening and closing of the rotating circular window.
Lively Activity Sensors
Lively has found a way to help us care for elders aging in place without being intrusive. The Lively system monitors fundamental day to day activities and lets us know when the normal routine is disrupted. This can help head off critical situations before they happen. The sculptural, approachable form factors communicate an optimistic, positive sense of care and empathy.
Google Robotics Deep Learning Arm
Google Robotics wanted to explore manufacturing robots that could be programmed by hand and use deep learning to constantly improve their capabilities. We partnered with their engineering team to help develop the R3. Rugged, powerful and graceful at the same time.
Ditto Vibrating Notification Device
Simple Matters wants to free you from your phone but keep you in touch. Ditto is a discrete wearable that fits comfortably under a garment and gently pulses when your phone rings or if you leave it somewhere. Keep your phone in your purse, lose the bulk and never miss a call.
Bould Design helped tiny streaming music start-up Slim Devices break into the AV cabinets of the United States. Logitech acquired them and took their easy to use audio products global. Bould Design supported this expansion and helped Logitech with one or two other projects as well.
Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi Surgical System
The Da Vinci Xi is a state of the art robotic surgery system. Bould Design supported Intuitive Surgical’s development process on multiple fronts- Industrial Design, Design for Manufacturing, Materials and Processes.
Nambé is an American tabletop brand based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Between 1995 and 2005, Bould Design produced over forty tabletop designs for Nambé including the inimitable Twist cocktail shaker. The teardrop form factor with spiraling helical surfaces quickly became one of Nambé’s best selling pieces. The shaker has an integral strainer and an o-ring fitted lid that effects a perfect seal. Once chilled, the Nambé metal pulls the heat from any libation contained therein. Form and function.
An expression of pure, minimal structure, the X-Ray table collection marries the crisp optical qualities of acrylic with the structural qualities of steel. The cross-members form an overlapping truss arrangement anchoring the folded transparent walls in place.
Pablo Lighting Aura Lamps
Ambient lighting at its best, the Aura is a shimmering, ethereal orb of light captured in a transparent vessel. This magical optical effect is created by a lenticular film inside a molded acrylic shell. The shape of the light changes as you change your vantage point. It can be dimmed to set the mood.