Tuesday, February 1, 2011
To make of sewing something attractive & cool with men of today
How amazing is that black Pfaff 1988? It is the brain child of a designer known only as Bea for the Schwäbisch Gmünd school of design. Or what about
Fabien Nauroy's sewing machine for men? It was a concept he designed for Toyota sewing machines some time in early 2008 or 2009. There is not much information available about his concept machine, but there is a black sewing machine for sale over on the Aisin Australia website that may or may not have been the commercialization of this design. I have also sent him an email and I hope he responds!
What do you think? Do the features in his illustration tap into the male sewing psyche? I found another concept machine that appears to be the winner of a contest Aisin held. Designer Lysandre Follet of Mini Gorille may have had a modern machine in mind that would appeal to a unisex target market. But is this a man's machine? Is there such a thing? Perhaps the ultimate feature on a man's sewing machine would be a machine that does more than just sew: like one that had a bottle-opener on the side or one with speakers that would play music from your ipod while you sewed instead of the sound of the motor being the only noise option. Don't laugh - I'm not the first to think of this idea! It could be interesting, but truthfully I am not as sure about how I feel about the stereo sewing machine prototype designed by Sounds Butter. Dunno, maybe it is a 'guy thing...'