cactus design scenario
cactus design scenario
mar 08, 2009

cactus design scenario

probably the most famous cactus is the saguaro, with its hard and solid spines which grow from the stem. generally speaking, a cactus is a symbol of patience, endurance, persistence and nostalgia. its cultural imaginary is portrayed in the emphasis of the many design applications.

image by fedrus

cactus design scenario this armchair and ottoman are moulded in silicon gel in Xiang Yun via

cactus design scenario the twin sisters tineke and marieke willems, who form the dutch design studio tweelink, have designed the bux chesterfield pouf for the new outdoor furniture company dutch summer. the bux is an inimitable chesterfield pouf inspired by the box tree. the top is made from skai leather and the bucket is made from plastic.

cactus design scenario ‘saguaro’, by davy grosemans and made by belgian brand das ding

cactus design scenariocactus‘ coat hanger designed by guido drocco, franco mello  and produced by gufram, 1972

cactus design scenario cactus ironing board with integrated sleeve board 

cactus design scenario bangkok based Aesthetics Architects GO have proposed a cactus building in qatar, draws its inspiration from the ability of cacti to thrive in a desert.

cactus design scenario urban cactus is a housing project in the vuurplaat section of rotterdam by UCX architects / ben huygen and jasper jaegers and done for vestia rotterdam feijenoord/estrade projecten.

cactus design scenario cactus illuminated pole sign at night the top half of the cactus is outlined in a green neon accent seen on tricity

cactus design scenario cactus and logo design

cactus design scenario

lighted cactus’, Plastic and wire construction seen on hart’s picks

cactus design scenario inflatable cactus limbo dance poles

cactus design scenario cacnews magazine stand manufactured by sintesi

cactus design scenario these polyethylene units uniquely contain a fire-suppressing mechanism in the inner steel pail, which sets them apart from standard plastic ash urns that worry most users.

cactus design scenario cactus vase by atelier pelcl, 2007

cactus design scenario porcelain ‘cactus‘ by raul rubio for lladro, 2008

cactus design scenario grow your own collection of over 25 variations of cacti in a glow-in-the-dark cacti pod nexus gadgets

cactus design scenario grow your own cacti peepshow

cactus design scenario cactus shot glasses. these cute plastic shot glasses will be a party favorite!

cactus design scenario ‘cac!us’, water carafe by bart schilder from the netherlands shortlisted entry of designboom’s competition H2O_on the table, 2004

cactus design scenario cactus teapot by unknown ceramist

cactus design scenario plastic cactus shaped waterer & feeder available at

cactus design scenario magnetic paperclip holder by mocha and citrus squezzer

cactus design scenario cactus kid this entertaining ads for oasis fruit drinks – in which the green and spiky-skinned cactus kid and his young pregnant girlfriend run away from their parents in a badlands-style mini-road movie – have been judged ‘offensive’ and ‘irresponsible’ by the advertising standards authority. launched in july 2008.

cactus design scenario cactus balancing toy by plantoys

cactus design scenario ‘cocktus’ sextoy seen at lovehoney

cactus design scenario ‘merdolino’ toilet brush by stefano giovannoni for alessi, 1993

cactus design scenario and a re-design of the ‘merdolino’ cactus toilet brush by unknown designer

cactus design scenario tokidoki‘s wildly successful cactus friends line of vinyl figures

cactus design scenario cactus origami by john montroll

cactus design scenario cactus candy company a world that began with cactus candy made from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus and later introduced pomegranate, lemon, orange, raspberry chipotle, …

cactus design scenario cactus pops with apple taste,  produced by zhangzhou southern food industrial co., ltd. seen at made-in-china

cactus design scenario another cactus product idea

  • this is really disturbing !!

    one of the things i miss in Industrial design is the absence of expected reaction of feelings from the observer,once i see some couch with that scary planet i would NEVER EVER think of sitting on it !! i don’t know if that was made by student or designer ! neither it is would be absolutely knowing anything about feelings ! they are some disturbing designs in my opinion !!

    M.G/TheWolf says:
  • Thank you for this great “cactus style” collection

    Lecactus ( says:
  • Well M.G/TheWolf..I will agree with you, lately we are seeing more and more designs without a thought from the designers…just for sketching something….
    And I’m wondering what all those designers do? Because after all, most of the products that are manufactured and are on the market…well, are serious and nothing to do with what I described before…
    Thanks to all for reading…

    kimkat says:

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