'the haunted mountain' by lou xiaoyu   FUJITSU judge's special award
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may 24, 2011
'the haunted mountain' by lou xiaoyu FUJITSU judge's special award


‘the haunted mountain’ by lou xiaouy

‘the haunted mountain’ by france-based designer lou xiaoyu is one of seven entries that received the ‘judge’s special award’
among over 3000 participants from our recent designboom competition ‘a life with future computing‘ organized in collaboration
with FUJITSU and DA – design association japan.

designer’s own words:
today, the international market proposes a range of digital products who crystalize all the values of our society,
becoming the contents of knowledge and know-how. on the other hand, in a simple volume, we would like to combine
all these possible functions. ‘the haunted mountain’ acts as a ‘functional landscape’, transforming the computer into an informative,
emotional, functional object strongly connected to our everyday life.

the device provides a platform in which additional functions: a projector, light, aromatherapy stick, virus alerts, audio sensor…
are added similar to that of an acupuncture method via these ‘pin-like’ components that are attached to the lid of your laptop.
when not needed, they can be pulled out and stored separately from your computer.


top view


profile


individual components and their size in comparison to a toy figurine


the individual components are inserted into the lid of one’s laptop


‘the haunted mountain’ used as a projector


projector


one component acts as a back light


standing as a beacon of light on your laptop


each element is simply inserted into a corresponding hole located on the lid of one’s laptop


virus sensor


up close


aromatherapy component


aromatherapy stick


the individual elements which can be attached to the lid of the computer


jury members (from left to right):
ross lovegrove, birgit lohmann of designboom, gwenael nicolas (curiosity), toshiyuki inoko, ma yansong (MAD architects)
and nobuo otani, corporate senior vice resident Fujitsu, kimitaka kato, Fujitsu design president (without photo).


those wishing to republish an excerpt of this article, please have the courtesy
to link back to this original article, and to mention that the project
was designed for the ‘FUJITSU design award: a life with future computing’
competition, organized by designboom in collaboration with FUJITSU.
thank you.

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