Hans Marvell

Product Developer
København, Danmark

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  • "Yep, that is the noral route of production. Once the sales volume is there, you can invest in a more expensive production method to increase quality and get the unit price down. I have 3 of the original chairs from Kusch, the bracket on these are not sand-cast but die-cast molded."
    on: Hay Re-releases Iconic Bruno Rey Chair, With Mysterious Joinery Method
  • "The Original Ray chair brackets were sand-cast and glued into place with a very strong (and now not legal to produce) glue / resin. It is not possible to find a modern glue with the same mechanical strength that can also meet modern furniture strength tests such as the US BIFMA standards for furniture for public spaces. Therefore I would presume that HAY's development team have had to opt for a screwed connection by modifying the original bracket design. A screwed connection also akes prioduction faster and flat-packing possible. The chemical requirements to glues and paint finishes set by American legislation such as California's Prop 65 which constantly changes has caused a head-ache for any International furniture brand wanting to sell their products on the US market. Core77 ought to look into this and do an article on whether these laws make any real benefits to the market. We Europeans shake our heads at this sort of law, instead of just alligning with international accepted standards for chemical emmissions that have been agreed on between the EU, Asian standards and other countries which previously had their own laws on these matters."
    on: Hay Re-releases Iconic Bruno Rey Chair, With Mysterious Joinery Method
  • "The Term "Ocean Plastic" really needs clarity. It is now widely used by many brands to signify they are not using virgin plastic material, but often that plastic is sourced from industies related to fishing and shipping such as used nets, crates and boyes / floats. The term gives the impression of a harvesting process happening on the ocean (which does actually happen in some cases) but it is not really the case in most instances. We would really impact the cleanliness of the oceans if we were able to harvest, sort and reuse he microplastic we have filled our oceans with. The idea of producing to order and need would be great for many industries if the production method also is energy efficient per product at the same level as batch production. I would love to know if that has been taken into consideration with regards to the power consumption of the 3D printng robot."
    on: Ocean Plastic Recovered and 3D Printed Into Design Objects at a Department Store
  • "The correct brand & producer is Andersen Furniture, not Ingvard Christensen who is just a retailer. I did not work on this project but worked for the supplier who helped to source production and develop the design prototypes into a batch-production friendly product. The closing mechanism tolerance is very precise and satisfactory to use. A great design tribute to old soda bottles.https://andersen-furniture.com/products/small-furniture/andersen-stool-u1/"
    on: A Stool With Legs Joined Using a Canning Jar Mechanism
  • "We have a very successful brand here in Denmark making similar products but with far more variants and hidden magnets. They are CE approved, but I see they also do not have American retailers according to their website:https://fablewood.net/enAs for the American safety laws and standards, these are clearly linked to the fear of litigation for all companies selling products on the US market. That is why you often can't have nice things over there, and why some relatively simple products include a manual the size of the new testament or a phone book so every possible idiotic wrong use of the said item can be warned against. But what are the chances of a revision of the US litigation laws any time soon?"
    on: Wooden Toy Design: A Franconian Version of Transformers?
  • "I still have'nt seen any convincing data that either of these monstrosities are a better solution to just changing your working position between sitting and standing and getting some short walks or excercises into your workday. There are plenty of alternatives that offer similar flexibility that have been on the market for several decades. Both these "chairs" look like hospital equipment or something that should be advertised by Chuck Norris on the home shopping cable network."
    on: Another Alternative Office Chair Design That Lets You Sit in Unusual Positions
  • "This is the only solution: The Adult sized Man-Bib:https://www.ninelife.dk/products/silicone-adult-bib-with-a-removable-pocket-cloth-protector-waterproof-washable-blue?gclid=Cj0KCQiAraSPBhDuARIsAM3Js4qDzCqpQDFG64NWIRfNQNKwjh4cH2wGc9pCIdLt0mYqrwPF0rrPACcaAqCSEALw_wcBThen you always have some stray left overs in the bottom for that post-lunch munchie feeling ;-)"
    on: Items Invented to Make Eating in a Car Easy
  • "I need this for my Caddy, what a great product that really makes a difficult operation much easier. The only draw back I see is the maximum weight capacity of 80 Kg. but maybe that is also for safety as that added top weight makes an already tall vehicle unstable. Thanks for sharing Core77 :-)"
    on: Brilliant Design for a Roof Rack That Helps You Safely Lower the Cargo
  • "Since when was putting a nearly empty container of shampoo, dish wash or detergent upside-down in a small basin or cup not good enough? This is basic stuff some of us Gen-X'ers learnt as kids growing up in the '70's and '80's. There are some excellent packagng designs that incorporate this solution in their design."
    on: Flip-It Device Uses Gravity to Get the Last Drop of Product Out of a Bottle
  • "I agree. i have been reading Core77 since the beginning going back 20+ years when I was an ID student at Northumbria. Some of the articles back then were just so good. I remember an entire article dedicated to the design evolution of Singer sowing machines and one on the (back then) emergence of digital marker rendering. Those were the days. It seems we are getting more and more like some of the younger sites that just write and paste in unchallenged propaganda sent in by companies and designers. As far as this object is concerned, note that the designer is listed as an artist on his instagram. There's a good argument to me made for using this as a door stop, the other uses are clearly intended to be humor. I think I own several broken electronic products that are about as equally useful now, which I refuse to throw out because of their material value. So why not just go straight to making a high value but pretty heavy paper-weight / door stop? I have seen far worse."
    on: Industrial Designer Creates Handheld Block of Granite "Without a Predetermined Function"
  • "I think the second variant is based on old BASF or TDK casette design (all my colleagues call me the office boomer, even though I am a gen-X!). I know too much obsolete information. These are very silly as most of the target market will never have experienced casettes. All I want to know is: where and how do I insert my pencil !?"
    on: Audio Cassette Tape Pool Floats
  • "Absolutely incredible design. As a musician myself (brass) I often feel instruments are some of the most dificult objects to re-design becuase the form has to be able to produce the desired sound and be intitive to use. Now I need to learn to play the guitar!"
    on: A Portable, Folding Electric Guitar That Needs No Amp
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