Our internal conceptual project that first of all realizes our own aesthetic idea. We consider that the objects of our environment, that can be really comfortable, pleasant and friendly to our eye, look like this; we would be happy to own and work with this nice and original instrument.
Industrial design is always a compromise between an opportunity of using expensive technological and constructive solutions and value of the product. But initially this one was not made for serial production, that’s why we left aside the restrictions of its price.
The main idea is the combination of two materials with different qualities and texture: warm pliable wood and cold hard metal. This symbiosis of two substances - technical and biological, demonstrates the harmonic combination of precise working mechanism and natural “live” coat. Exterior of the mouse corresponds to the qualities of the materials: based on hard metallic frame, a kind of skeleton, which houses electronic plate, buttons and drive of the rolling wheel. The mechanism is hidden behind the wooden details of flowing form. Visually buttons are picked out of the whole volume, seems that they are hanging in the air. This effect was reached by an original construction of the rolling wheel - belt-drive.
art-director: Svyatoslav Saakyan
designer: Andrey Chirkov