Thanks to all who visited! we had a great time getting to know everybody and hope to see you all again next year.
my original statement read as follows:
I communicate best when I sit and feel comfortable with people, thus the idea of a ‘Tertulia’ came to mind.
- The word Tertulia means small social gathering in Spanish.
- The goal for the project is to become myself a ‘Communicator’ and design a ‘Tertulia kit’. This will enable me to create a Tertulia, anywhere I please.
- I have two weeks, an internal frame back pack, and a cooler for beer, Wine, and crackers, but no chairs, So I will focus on the chairs.
- Their form will derive from the metal curved rods inside my pack.
The chairs are meant to be carried as a snowboard on the pack’s snowboard/shovel pocket in the back. (brief from 2000)
Course: DES342 Design and Persuasion
Description: Studio projects will exercise the designer’s ability to convince and persuade.Topics will include historical models, the role of words, context and audience, and the effect of medium.
Prof: M. Mitrasinovic
Project Brief: Design a ’Communicator’
O-Lithas is a collection of outdoor/indoor furniture based on the idea of making stone-like slabs appear to be
light and fluid like a wave. The project started as play of words combining the Greek word ‘Lithos’ (Stone),
with the Spanish words ‘Ola’ (Wave) and ‘Olita’ (tiny wave), and is now evolved into a new and consistent means
to integrate steel and cement with Design.
The resulting pieces are minimalist, long lasting, and eco-friendly. The wavy pattern not only accounts for a
unique timeless aesthetic, and common language, but also functions as structural reinforcement along the span
of the slab, and to fit the radius of the metal bar base for a complete integration of materials.
Light Vox is a wireless, self-illuminating speaker, flexible in aim, and fluidly sculptural in form. Network it, calibrate it, and compose a show of synesthetic visual sound beats, and color.
It seems like yesterday I got the idea of extruding Play-Doh® into some type of stone/concrete/green furniture…
Happy to share my latest results!
“Best of Year” award for healthcare product design from Interior Design magazine.
A bit over a year ago, I had the oportunity to be the principal concept designer for David Edward’s
new Grand Island Sofa, a product aimed at hospital room environments with a very specific program
and functional requirements. The project had been shelved after several years, and was brought back
to life when somebody mentioned I had a furniture design background and experience.
The product was recently released on the market this past summer 09 with great success.
Thank you HDR for this opportunity!
To this day one of my biggest inspirations… As fresh today as it was in 1958!
The mini documentary explains itself.
The past two weekends have been very productive. Met very a lot of new nice people, and got a lot of feedback.
Olithas could not Debut as expected, but we are moving forward with it…