Gekko's are an ancient group of reptiles. The New Latin 'gekko' and English 'gecko' stem from the Malay 'gēkoq', which is imitative of the sound the animals make. Gekko's are the most species rich group of lizards and belong to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world.
The "house gekko" in particular are much appreciated and found useful in warm climates, because they don't care about humans and clean up enormous quantities of insects.
In some countries, like China, medicinal properties are attributed to gekko's and some species are even seen as bringers of luck.
Gekko's are known for their ability to climb any smooth surface, even vertical and upside-down glass.
This is because the spatulae tipped setae on gekko footpads facilitate attractive forces called van der Waals forces to arise between the spatulae structures and the surface.
However, a gekko can't turn these adhesive powers 'on' and 'off'. A gekko sticks immediately to a surface when it's toes make contact and can only come loose when the toes are under an angle. Their toes therefore bend in the opposite direction from human fingers and toes.
Studio Gekko is a design agency that specializes in industrial product design. We stand out from other design agencies by the way we look at products and combine multiple fields of expertise to make our designs technically feasible. Though we, at Studio Gekko, can cover the entire design process, we can also offer assistance in parts of a project.
Whether you are in need of a fresh concept, or want to go to market with an existing idea but need to have it fully detailed into a production feasible design, we can help you!
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Today our society is strongly influenced by consumerism. And even now we know that materials, and energy resources are not infinite, it takes a lot of time and effort to change our throw-away-mentality.
At Studio Gekko we design products to fulfil consumer needs and contribute to a matching desired behaviour, with an eye on the consequences.
Our designs are based on our "minimum waste" and "maximum usage fit" philosophy.
We design from a material- and production efficient perspective and translate a consumer need into an innovative, easy-to-use product and corresponding social responsible behaviour.