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This was a university project. The task was to make a 30×30 cm form study based on three keywords. Out of the three keywords, the first had to be a physical characteristic, the second a human attitude and the third an emotion. My keywords were: Cold, Rough, Anger Continue reading
A handle of a frying pan is not just a stick. It’s an elongation of our hand which makes us possible to grab and control an extremely hot object. Actually I consider it as a plier that is an integral part of our hands during cooking and only should connect to the pan when we want to move it or shake it. You can cook more comfortable and safe as there are no protruding sticks while the pans are sizzling on the stove.
Thanks to my university (MOME) I had the fortune of meet Dieter Rams. Continuing the tradition of previous years, German architect Dieter Rams has received the Moholy-Nagy’s Award in 2012. After the awarding ceremony Mr. Rams held a consultation meeting with the best students of the university so we could show him our actual projects and get advises from him.
You can read a great book review about it on Core77:
“In her new book Design by Nature, Maggie Macnab addresses the importance of metaphor in communication using the natural world as a starting point. For an abstract thought or concept, meaning can sometimes be expressed faster by pairing two superficially dissimilar ideas than by trying to explain it directly using the physical sciences. Consequently, metaphor has existed as a tool for conveying thought since human beings first began to examine the conceptual relationships that underpin our world. Clearly, a mastery of metaphor in the visual arena can go a long way towards effective visual communication…” Read the full review on Core77!
My project has been selected as a Special Mention by the BraunPrize 2012 jury out of 2,399 submissions from 73 nations. All entries were sorted by 15 Region Groups for highlighting the very best talent in individual countries. In addition to the 30 National Winners (2×15), the jury selected additional outstanding projects as part of the BraunPrize 2012 exhibition. 13 in Student category and 7 in Professional/Enthusiast category. These Special Mentions were picked from all submissions, independently of the country the participants hailed from.
The project has been displayed as part of the BraunPrize 2012 exhibition during the Award Ceremony night at Braun on September 26, and will be shown in the braunprize.com online exhibition and in the international press. http://www.braun.com/global/world-of-braun/braun-prize.html
My lamp design which recently has won the second prize of BeOpen Milan has been exhibited at TEDx UChicago on April 29th. You can find more information on the event and can watch the presentations here.
Come and see some exclusive fotos about the event and the exhibition in the rest of this entry! Continue reading