Incubator Chairs

December 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm (Uncategorized)

3 weeks before the year ended, the 300 level design class I was in was approached by the school of business to design a space that would become there incubator for recent graduates and students.  Ever student was given one piece of furniture.  At first, we were simply going to buy chairs, but after discussing it with my professor, he said it would be a good idea if I tried them.  The concept for most of the room was fast, cheap, and easy while maintaining a clean, almost ikea driven aesthetic.

These chairs are 14 inches tall to the seat, and 22 inches wide.  The structure lays on the outside of the chair in the form of 1″ plywood.  These chairs sit in the room right after the entrance in a “ideating” area along with a chair.  The wall is a special kind of paint from a company called “Idea Paint”  which is a interior paint that dries into a white board.  The table is done by Jesper Jonsson, and the entrance kiosk/ mailbox is by Troy Hild.

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First Edition

December 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm (Uncategorized)

The the second, and largest, project of the year was to rebuild a home appliance into something better.  I had a printer that I disassembled and reconsidered.  After a long concept building process, I settled on a book theme. This allowed a printer to placed where most modern computers, being laptops, are worked on.

The connection would be bluetooth and power by a dock, allowing the book to be removed to fix jams or replace ink.

This is only a late rough model, and a revision of form and a final prototype are still on the way, I just ran out of time at the end of the year, and needed to present something.

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Natural Light

December 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm (Industrial Design, Lighting)

Sorry for the lapse in posts. I had 20 credits scheduled this year, and that offered little time for anything else.  So here is the last 5 month, In the next 3 posts.

We were tasked with redefining a mundane object,  and adding a quality you wouldn’t normally find in such a mindless artifact.  After a little work i decided on curtains, and using layers of fabric to manipulate and sculpt light.

It was a fun project, but I don’t think fabric is my thing.

If I had to do it again, I would use thicker cloth for more depth in the light that came through.

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