'the haunted mountain' by lou xiaoyu FUJITSU judge's special award
'the haunted mountain' by lou xiaoyu   FUJITSU judge's special award 'the haunted mountain' by lou xiaoyu   FUJITSU judge's special award
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


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


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.

  • Mmmmmhh…?

    ? says:
  • We know mind of zen is emptiness,but looks like this design is just emptiness. very interesting judge. fujitsu art awrd 2011…?

    congarts says:

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