Hans Marvell

Product Developer
København, Danmark

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  • "Great story and super elegant design. I love the steel rims, they remind me of the rare 16 inch light metal alloys that Audi made for their first gen A8 - also known as the winter alloys. The long hood is also a great look and the raised nose - like a shark. Awesome."
    on: Industrial Design Student's Solar Car was Actually Prototyped
  • "You have just given me GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Like my work shop was'nt overstuffed already, but this is the most awesome vise I have ever seen."
    on: This Morphing Fractal Engraving Vise Can Hold Any Shape
  • "This is an amazing opportunity, If you are a student or recent graduate you must make an effort to submit an entry. As someone too old to be allowed to enter, I find it a shame that these competitions always focus on students or those who have graduated within the past 5 years. There are many who qualified as a designer but never ended up working in the field as a creative, but maintain a creative mind. We end up in unrelated industies or jobs, but life and age gives us perspective a young student or graduate does not posses yet. The concerns of the future are just as relevant for those of us in mid-life or later, as for those at the start of their working life. I would love to see more competitions that reflected the non-linear careers and development of creative people and were maybe open to anyone limited or non-commercial experience of designing for a living. Someone might disagree and I accept that we also need to give our students all the help they can get. However, I am writing this from the perspective of a person who has had a supporting career in a creative industry and had several design students on placement who I have helped to manage and direct their creativity or decide on a career change."
    on: Oliver Grabes, Head of Design at Braun, Discusses Good Design and How To Shape Tomorrow
  • "I hope it has a reverse gear (unlike the original Isetta) and that the sunroof is standard and includes a ropeladder so you can get-in / escape when you inevitably either A: park too close nose first to a wall or B: get pranked by your friends / colleagues / random strangers by being parked in. I really don't understand designs that look backwards to solve contemporary or future problems. This is not over retro, but just as useless as the original Isetta (which was still hacked by one West German to smuggle people through the Berlin Wall - look it up). A very "Meh" design and a worrying sign the hire E-scooters are growing up. I mean surely this vehicle only makes sense as a hire vehicle like the much MUCH cooler and inexpensive Citröen Ami."
    on: A Micro-Car That You Enter Through the Front of the Vehicle
  • "We are many creatives who have felt a need to show our support for Christian Eriksen in some way or another. Being hafl-Dane and only fit for E-sports, I made a livery for one of the cars I and other members of the Danish Racing League use in Gran Turismo Sport. Here you go. Still by no means as impressive as David's insane Rubrix cube skills,. I am sure there are many more to be discovered."
    on: Guy Makes Pixel Art, Using Rubik's Cubes, of Christian Eriksen
  • "I don't understand why this is not in production?"
    on: Office for Design's Beautiful Take on the Router
  • "So you want to design for Bicycle safety? FIne, here are 3 easy steps:1. Move to Copenhagen and live here for at least 3 months and travel only by bike.2. Realize that even in a country with highway codes that include hand signals for bicyclists, only 50% of people know and use them.3. Discover the confusion that would be created by anyone indicating or signaling in an unauthordox way.Joking aside, bicycle safety is a serious matter and in increasing demand as cities around the world try to impliment cycling into their transport infrastructure. Having lived in the UK for 14 years in the 1980s and 1990s, I can witness to how difficult it was to cycle in a country where most motorists are not used to navigating around you. Seeing how agressive cycling has become in London, the problem is really in people's attitude and behaviour as much as it is linked to poor infrastructure. So while all these product ideas emain interesting, they only succeed if they are adapted and intergrated by the majority of users, either through education and laws, or by being second nature and resting on what already exists. The best example of this is the success of the Hövding bicycle airbag helmet here in Denmark. There has been a slow uptake in the use of bicycle helmets in Copenhagen compared to other cities without the same heritage for cycling. Because cycling is so intergrated into day-to-day life, any new trend that interferes too much with existing behaviour will fail. The air-bag helmet works here with people because it is far less intrusive than a regular helmet, but works when it matters. Even though it is comparitively more expensive than a traditional helmet, it works with a userbase who still values the feeling of cycling without a helmet on."
    on: Product Designer vs. Graphic Designer's Approach to Bike Safety Device
  • "You think this is bad, you should look at the UK where most urban housing is semi-detached or terraced houses. I remember some amazing contrasts from my youth living in both the south and north of England. But that chaos also gave many areas their 'charm'."
    on: Examples of When One House is Owned by Two Families With Different Aesthetic Tastes
  • "Speed humps."
    on: Ziggy Moto's Custom Motorcycle with a Streamline Moderne Front End
  • "The problem was to get the horse across to the opposite side of the canal, not to get it under a bridge. This is brilliant English engineering from the industrial revolution. The local authorities ought to make an effort to revive these paths and restore the old bridges. It would love to give them a go on mountain bike or by foot."
    on: Clever Bridge Design Lets Horses Pulling a Barge Cross the Canal Without Untying Them
  • "I find the idea of smaller factories placed in each market very interesting, compared to one large factory shipping large high value products all over the world. Everything I have read about Arrival so far has been facinating, but I don't doubt they will have their challenges coming to market as such a small niche manufacturer without a network of service support in each country. I hope they succeed, Their vehicles are refreshingly different and more like moving rooms and furniture than many current commercial vehicles. Definately a company I would love to see operate in Denmark."
    on: How Arrival Designed Their Vehicles to Sidestep the Most Expensive Parts of Automobile Mass Production
  • "I worked on similar designs for a lighting brand some years ago. The designer had the same idea and solution - a suspended asymetric pendant with an ajustable counter weight. It was a nightmare project and it was left to us product developers to point out to the designer and brand owner the fact that the lamp would rotate freely because it hung from a cord. It could not be fixed at an angle, wind currents in the space where the lamp was installed would cause it to move and rotate constantly. The brand continued to try to solve this lamp long after I left them without succes becuase they stubbonly would not accept they had to use a rod to fix the lamp to a ceiling bracket.Secondly, the light-source and shade shape don't relate - the shade does'nt reflect or diffuse the light, and the lighting source is not sheilded. There are few aspects that sepate a lamp from being a light holder. A lamp combines shades, reflectors and light holder types to create a specific lighting type. A light holder literally only holds a lighting source without adding any direction or control to the light. I could write a whole (rant) article on the subject. My advice on this specific design is to add an adjustable rod and bracket to mount the lamp to a ceiling or wall (see DSW Editions for example). Also consider a diffuser in front of the light source that will direct and distribute the light in a controlled direction."
    on: Studio Flaer's Suspended Yet Angle-Adjustable Piuma Lighting Fixture
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