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Generated flower vase. Combination of digital technique & craftsmanship

When wicker is produced, craftsman has wove one by one manually along the mold. Kunikazu Hamanishi thought if we can create different kinds of molds, craftsman would be able to weave various shaped wickers.

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NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) – Silo Studio

They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.

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RCA | Royal College of Art

Established in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s longest-running postgraduate college of art and design. Based around the six Schools of Architecture, Communication, Design, Fine Art, Humanities and Material, their breadth of subjects is wide and embodies a deep tradition of practice-based research.

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L’ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne

Enjoying international renown and featuring regularly among the world of art and design, the ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne currently offers three Bachelor programmes (Visual Communication with units in Graphic Design – Photography – Media & Interaction Design – Film, Fine Arts, Industrial and Product Design), four Master programmes (Art Direction, Film, Fine Arts, Product Design) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Luxury & Design (MAS-Luxury).

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Energy Artefacts is a collection of objects made with an idea of saving material waste

Material waste is something that effects all industries and leaves a lasting effect on the planet. This project is a collaboration with TED textile company and Chelsea College of Art and Design, students chose one or two TED principles to focus on – and come up with a new sustainable method for design using this principle.

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Projekt Concret by Milos Ristin, Manuel Hitz and Lukas Baumgartner

The project started when Miloš Ristin with the idea of trying out a new approach which in this case meant first playing with a material and then generating ideas out of the experimental process.

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Braunschweig University of Art – HBK

The Braunschweig University of Art is an internationally orientated art university with the right to grant doctorates and the right of habilitation. With 1200 students in Fine Arts, Design, Aesthetics & Art History, Media Studies as well as the educational courses of study Performing Arts and ART.Education, the Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in Europe.
Excellently equipped studios and laboratories provide the ideal working conditions for all intellectual, creative and artistic processes.

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MYX – Mycelium Textile Project by Jonas Edvard

The lamps consist of plant fibre and mushroom-mycelium. The lamps are grown into the shape during a period of 2 weeks, where the mushroom eats and grows together the plant fibres into a flexible and soft living textile.

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Ototo meets ECAL – A workshop with Mark McKeague (Dentaku)

Sound production has never been more accessible, it’s now possible to make music on everyday computers, smartphones and tablets. The processes that generate the sounds are invisible inside these black boxes, and the traditional link between the action and the result from acoustic instruments is lost to both the performer and audience.

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Fabrica, a communication research centre

Fabrica is a communication research centre. It is based in Treviso, Italy, and is an integral part of the Benetton Group. Established in 1994, Fabrica offers young creative people from around the world a one-year study grant and provides opportunities for professional and creative growth, as well as a wealth of resources and relationships, as they develop social and cultural communication projects in the fields of design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, and journalism.

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KonneKt – A social game for isolated children in hospitals

KonneKt is a game which allows isolated children in child hospitals to play with their peers. It transforms the window between their isolation rooms and the hallways from a barrier into a canvas for play.

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Unofficial Report London

A team of young creatives from Fabrica on a mission to capture the places, people and creativity of prominent events and festivals around the world.

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New Handwriting Tools, workshop by Job Wouters / ECAL

Job Wouters aka Letman, well known for its lettering artworks, took out of his suitcase pencils and markers, as well as strange utensils much different than a typical pen and asked to his students to create, produce or divert objects from their original function to turn them into new handwriting tools.

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Bird Brick by Aaron Dunkerton

A five-piece cavity nesting box for new build instillation; designed for the conservation of House Sparrows, and manufactured using a traditional brick-making process.

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Blocks: Open Craft by Jurrijn Huffenreuter

Traditionally the production of ceramics is a very rigid process. One mould can produce one product. BLOCKS is an open molding system. Block by block a plaster mould is constructed, enticing the creation of an infinite number of objects.

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The Anatomy of Fendi by Helena Karelson & Nic Wallenberg

Students from the Royal College of Art’s renowned Design Products Department were invited to create temporary window and in-store displays incorporating innovative uses of FENDI’s signature craftsmanship techniques along with discarded materials.

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The Iceland Whale Bone Project by ECAL

The Iceland Whale Bone Project” offers experimental research based on bones of beached whales collected by ECAL Product Design Master students. This work was initiated on the occasion of a workshop in Iceland with designer Brynjar Sigurðarson.

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Else by Michal Fargo

Else is a project dealing with the gaps between craft and design. The aim of this project was to create different and authentic ceramic surfaces. By creating a different working technique that does not require molds she was able to design free forms that are not restricted by parting lines and pouring points, she was also able to get different and diverse surfaces. By using sponge models and dipping them into especially composed porcelain mix the mold was eliminated from the process and a new kind of surface was created.

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The Presence of Absence by Milena Kling

In observation of traces, the work “THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE” by graduate Milena Kling emphasizes the potential of the invisible, which stimulates our imagination. The project present new haptic and visual qualities by reinterpreting common production strategies of mouth-blown glass.

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Cooking Applications by Casper Tolhuisen

Today we present Collection by Casper Tolhuisen. The food project is based on the creation of a set of tools in order to imitate the mass production processes and experiment with new ways to cook food. Thus, as it can be seen, the main focuses of it are both experimentation and design process.

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Award Ei! by Hansel Schloupt and Oriol Castellar

Hatching from the egg, the birth and awakening of a chicken ready to face the real hard life after a formation and maturation process . A similar process as a student designer, for this reason the Award Ei! has born.

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Gentleman’s Thing by Steven Visser

Steven Visser is a recent graduate from the Artez academy in Arnhem. He created the collection ‘A Gentleman’s Thing’ because he felt that today’s street wear in certain ways mirrors the efforts for self presentation of the gentleman from back in the days.

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Ou Pack – Jonas Feliu Rodriguez

Ou pack project by Jonas Feliu Rodriguez was born from the idea of a closer packaging to the consumer, which is not limited to package the product itself: it must project a set of values that have often been forgotten or disused when packaging design: the ritual, the stimulation and pleasure, reconciliation of body and mind, animism and food as primary need. It is a new way to understand the packaging and how it interacts with food and the consumer.

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Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani

I grew up in Qasaba, Kabul. My family moved there when I was 5, and at the time there were several wars going on. My brother Mahmud and I we played every day on the fields surrounded with the highest mountains in our neighbourhood.

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Secret signals by Rogier Arents

Secret Signals is a project where the result is a short movie is made for a plant study at the University of Amsterdam, they research the way defense mechanisms of plants work. The movie shows one of their findings: a plant’s defense against a plague of mites

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Ephemera III – The destruction of physical typography by Bogidar Mascareñas

Ephemera III – “What has been accumulated will be exhausted” relies on the fact that the enormous amount of elements presented which will be burned. Out of the 4 different posters which made the serie of Ephemera, this one could not be finished. For the process, the designer made a template with the sentence to be placing the 800 incense cones. The result: Police thinking the house was burning!

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Ephemera II – The destruction of physical typography by Bogidar Mascareñas

“What has been gathered will be dispersed” elaborates on the fact that should be formed by a countless element, so these will scatter. Using a laser-cut template with the aim of getting a thicker message, the phrase was destroyed to get by another color pigment and using a dryer for spreading.

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Ephemera I – The destruction of physical typography by Bogidar Mascareñas

“What has been built up will collapse” is the first poster of the ephemera collection. In this case the message was made out of jelly, a casting process and the experimentation of the characteristics of the material. Thus, the process starts with the creation of the molds that later on were filled with the jelly and solidified at low temperatures. Finally, the goal of the poster arrived once was exposed: Due to the temperature (20º) the material melt and the poster collapsed.

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Low-Tech Factory / Animal Growth by Eleonora Castellarin and Moises Hernandez for PCM

Through the use of simple hand tools, this fun worktop breaks down the production process of animal toys manufactured from expanded foam. Cutting, gluing, filling and observing the animals takes shape before your very eyes.


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