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2013 IDSA IDEA Winners, Our Gold Faves: The Hubless Da Caster –

Picking our Gold faves for the 2013 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards is never easy. This year we dug the ERO Concrete Recycling Robot, LittleBits’ modular electronic building blocks, Evotech and IDEO’s low-cost endoscope, and the SpareOne emergency cell phone. And now that we’ve picked out some socially important, ecologically-responsible, educational, life-saving and life-supporting designs, we’ve got to let ourselves pick one that is just cool for the sake of being cool. Thus we present the da caster, designed by Mitsunobu Hozumi of hozmi design and Ryo Shimizu of SIMIZ Technik, which won Gold in the Living Room & Bedroom category.
It’s not going to save any lives. It’s not going to change yours. And your less observant guests won’t even notice it unless you make them crawl around on the floor. But darn if it ain’t cool-looking. The da caster, manufactured by Japan’s Hammer Caster Co. in a couple of different sizes, is simply a hubless wheel. No axle, and not even any bearings.

2013 IDSA IDEA Winners, Our Gold Faves
» Omer Haciomeroglu’s ERO Concrete Recycling Robot
» littleBits Teach Kids to Build Electronics
» Evotech and’s Low-Cost Endoscope
» The SpareOne Emergency Cell Phone Gets 15 Years Out of a Single AA Battery
» The Hubless Da Caster
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