Hello Eve Family!
It’s time for a beefy update. We now finally have the 3D renders we have all been waiting for! Today we present to you five design concepts that were prepared for us by our design partner Propeller in Sweden, based on your detailed feedback.
Before we dive in: a quick recap
For those of you hearing about our crowd-developed monitor Project: Spectrum for the first time or anyone else who needs a recap on all the decisions so far, we have created a status topic to keep track of everything to do with the project. Here you can find all the decisions and discussions with the community to this day, as well as the latest confirmed tech specs.
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The 5 Concepts are here!
As you may remember, we shared very high-level design direction with you in the previous step. We’ve received a ton of valuable feedback on each direction:
The concepts we’re revealing now are much more refined. Like in the previous step, we want to discuss them with you and define the product design direction we will take from here. Don’t worry if any single concept does not perfectly match your preference. We can combine a few concepts together to create the perfect one!
Things to keep in mind
All the concepts have the same panel, technical specs, port selection, etc., even if the images shown here do not always reflect it. You can find the latest confirmed specs in this topic.
Some of these renders might have some of the no-brainer features missing. It’s because these are still design concepts. Final designs will have all the I/Os, functions and other specs as crowd-developed with our community.
All the concepts aim to keep multi-monitor setups in mind. More about this will be shown later on once the final design is locked.
Each concept pictures has a small code number in the corner to make it easier to refer to the design elements you are commenting on. (For example: “You can see it in picture 1A” is a lot clearer than “You can see it in that one picture with the stand and the back of the screen of the first design”).
The stand and monitor will be sold separately, so be sure to consider the monitor designs by themselves without the stand as well!
Concept 1: BLADE
Inspired by the Big V concept seed.
This is how Propeller describes the concepts
“The thin edge display that swells out in the center where the components are stacked. The concept continues the slim edge thinking in the stand where it is minimal at the base, almost disappearing from view, curving its way up to house the necessary parts for tilt and height adjustment. The Blade uses metallic plastic and cast metal to communicate a sharp look.”
“Blade is sharp. The front black anodized aluminum frame chamfers back to the plastic housing, hugging the display as tight as possible. The stand has a similar sharp front profile with a steady width and base.”
Concept 2: BLOXY
Inspired by Clean Slate & Better Together concept seed:
“Bloxy is a minimal machine, straight forward, no fuss. The internal parts and structures are represented by form-fitting blocks, there are no unused volumes of air. Efficient and minimal, the specs speak for the machine.”
“Bloxy is a stack of blocked volumes. The forms aim to be as thin as possible with straight extruded volumes around components where needed. The stacking is done in a way to promote overlapped areas where buttons, lights and ports are placed.”
Concept 3: FLOAT
Inspired by the Big V and Clean Slate concept seed.
“Float is as light as air. The idea with the Float concept is that it feels a bit magical. The display is emphasized, with and without the stand. The stand fades into the background.”
“Float has a metal monitor frame with a “flipped” plastic back to house the display components. This minimal approach provides a clean and compact approach that is echoed in the transparent stand.”
Concept 4: STATIONARY
Inspired by Better Together & Control Center concept seed:
“Stationary is organized elegance. It provides subtle, interior inspired elements that help with everyday office organization.”
“Stationary was designed to make our lives easier and more enjoyable with intuitive organization. The ribbed elements allow for objects to be effortlessly placed, wedged, propped or charged at the base.”
Concept 5: RING
Inspired by Little Furniture concept seed.
“Ring is precision at its best. It showcases mechanical precision not just in the display itself but in the stand construction. By exploiting the beautiful components of the stand we elevate this product to a desirable interior home decor object, enhancing the environment in which we live.”
“Ring was inspired by desktop interior objects such as lamps. The bezel uses a round-shaped bottom for a more furniture inspired look. The stand is cast metal meant to look like bent aluminum piping used in lighting.”
Make your choice!
Time to vote on the concepts we like and the ones we don’t. But before we proceed it is very important to know why we choose what we choose. As you may know the reasons we select a product are more important than just a vote, because the next step will be to merge the most valuable aspects of these concepts into a final product design.
So make sure to comment below what you most like and dislike about each concept!
Please select the concepts you like the most and explain in the comments below why.
- I like BLADE
- I like BLOXY
- I like FLOAT
- I like STATIONARY
- I like RING
Please choose the concepts you do not like and explain in the comments below why.
- I don’t like BLADE
- I don’t like BLOXY
- I don’t like FLOAT
- I don’t like STATIONARY
- I don’t like RING
The concepts presented are very different, they have different features and design solutions.
Q1: Please comment below which are your favorite features among all the concepts.
Q2: Would you want to merge two concepts into one? If so which ones would you merge together?
Q3: Please tell the one thing, from all the concepts, that would stop you from purchasing that specific concept.
Thank you for your feedback!
We will collect all the comments and votes from this post and create the final design (it will take the best things from various concepts based on your responses and mix them into one ultimate design )! After it get’s reviewed with our community we will proceed with the mechanical design, engineering and tooling!