Sets of textured and tactile cutlery that have been inspired by the investigation into investment casting and an understanding that any organic material such as leather and cork can be burned out the same way wax can be.
Project Frozen is a series of hand-made furniture, invested an unconventional process of moulding to create one of a kind object using an industrial process.
“Schwarzes Gold” wants to make people think. It wants to remind customers that an energy-efficient light bulb is not enough to make a lamp eco-friendly. The dark coal material wants people to think about whether their energy comes from coal or renewable resources, since this is also a vital part of the eco-friendliness of a lamp.
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.
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.
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.
Can the sound of a roaring lion or the movement of your child’s first steps be rendered in shapes? Bram Amendt has designed Life – Patterns – Objects: an interactive installation that cuts out shapes dictated by sounds or moving images. The user supplies a video that’s meaningful to them, which in turn will be transformed into a physical shape.
He felt the urge to connect design to the human emotional sphere and to values that reflect how we are as human beings, by trying to create a bridge between the metaphysical and the material world using design as medium of expression.
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
“What has been high will be brought low” comes from the idea that one piece is gradually falling from the top to the bottom. Thus, the author thought about the wax and a candle is out over the hours accumulate all wax winding down.
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!
“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.
“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.
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.
Using a surface transfer method known as “marbling”, the Marbelous transforms simple objects by coating them with a thin layer of marbled motifs. With a few drops of paint, surprising colour effects are transferred to metallic mirrors, giving your reflection an unexpected impression.
The Uncle Sam machine processes grains one by one, focusing on the transformation of corn into popcorn. An explosion that usually occurs en masse is here isolated so that the spectacle can be enjoyed. Satisfaction is at once visual and gastronomic.
Swing is a giant punch that transforms pieces of stretch tarpaulin into extendable openwork sacks. The items
are produced by the weight of the user who, gyrating, executes a production movement resembling
a dance step.
Rocking-Knit is a new interpretation of the rocking chair. It offers its user productive moments of relaxation.
The to-and-fro movement of this armchair knits hats for the winter and requires no exertion whatsoever.
Stamp is a production line that converts simple plastic trellis into portable lamps. The steps in the manufac- turing process are carried out along a rail: the plastic is heated, shaped, and finally crimped over an inexpensive bulb. The result of this ingenious production is a portable lamp complete with a graphic lightweight shade.