April 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Monolith was an end of year lighting design project dealing with Emotionally Durable Design. While the majority of design went the route of the tool toy or night lights, Monolith tackled the line between form and function, allowing for the emotional attachment and personal empathy to come from the consumer’s desires.

The concept bases itself around the romantic dream life of many young adults and artists of loft living.  The industrial feel and aesthetic in a living space is an object of desire and for many, a dream.  Monolith allows people to do what they do best by surrounding themselves with their desires and dreams.  Many people, because of financial or geographical locations may never experience loft living, no matter how much they really aspire to live in such a way.  This lamp takes the raw industrial feel of that warehouse home, and makes it into an elegant, beautiful form.

For those that may never get to live thier dream, Monolith can atleast give them a taste, and thier is no better emotional attachment to an object then one that exemplifies one’s desires.

I will try to get my sketching and influences product boards uploaded soon.

Photography by Patrcik O’gara.


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Archetypes And Prototypes

April 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm (Industrial Design, Lighting) (, , )

This is a Little late, but better late then never.

Earlier this week the Gallery featuring BLAST! was opened.  It was a nmuIDSA run show in the Student Art Gallery at Northern.  It was not only the first design specific gallery, but the first gallery at Northen put on by a single art group.

About 25-30 showed up, Including the Dean of The Art School (Michel Cinelli),  The Industrial Desgin Professor (Peter Pless), and a Graphics Professor (Shravon Rajagopal).

The show was considered a great success and has alot of people talking about idsa and design in general.  And the opening was one of the largest the SAG had seen in a long time.

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April 9, 2009 at 12:35 am (Industrial Design) (, , , )

Infini(tea)  was a collaborative effort with industrial design Andy Volpe and Graphic designer Mia Cinelli for the World Kitchens contest “tea-off.” It is based off the klien bottle, a 3 dimension mobius strip with one side, no edges, and in a 4 dimensional world would have no volume.

The Silicon trivet can be heated or cooled to extend or shorten the tea drinking experience.  And the stainless steel diffuser allows the users to watch to tea steep into all 12 cups of heated water.

The handle re-enters the body of the glass kettle and continues through the body and out the bottom, allowing steam to escape without scalding the user’s hands.  This also adds a interesting physical element of an open hole in the bottom of the kettle.

Finished January 6, 2009

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BLAST! Lamps

April 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm (Lighting) (, , )

BLAST!  is a series of 3 Hand Built Ambient Light Lamps designed for The NMUIDSA gallery “Archetypes and Prototypes,” Opening the 13th of April.

The General concept was a experimentation with both light as a force, and the shodowing effects of dramatically angled and projected light sorces.  This is also the first “model”  for a movement  of surrond sound speakers.  But that is still in R+D.

The light is contaned in the base and projected upwords.  The bulb itself is 110w true white and daylight balanced, giving it the almost blue feel when placed next to the lower kelvin everyone is used to seeing.

1/4″x 1″ 4 foot long steel rods hold the two pieces of industrial cardboard tube together.  The Base is a 11″ laser cut circle of 1/2 plywood.

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