24th Biennial of Design
Ljubljana, Slovenia
18. 9.—7. 12. 2014
3, 2, 1 ... Test

9Engine Blocks

Open Call, 13 February 2014
Vehicles have become increasingly specialized and unique, yet their mechanical essence remains largely the same. Could the future of transportation lie in a sustainable, modular mechanical solution where the main element – an engine – is adaptable in and to a variety of local contexts? Working towards an evolutionary, modular transportation device, this team will aim to create a system of objects with a hacked, interchangeable and easily removable engine.

Reaction, 28 August 2014
The Future is now! In the wake of severe weather conditions in February 2014, significant power outages greatly impacted Slovenia. Unpredictable, unexpected variations in our surroundings become more frequent everyday. The Engine Blocks’ system enables everyday tasks and routines in unexpected conditions. With one modular Tomos engine, one can autonomously travel, do the laundry, generate electricity… the world of Mad Max is around the corner!

Team mentors

Gaspard Tiné-Berès and Tristan Kopp, product designers and founders of Re-do Studio

Tomos Research and Development team


Tomos, d. o. o.

Team members

Antoine Monnet, France; Ricardo Carneiro, France