ˈkwərkē is two things— a hall tree that can display coats, bags, shoes, etc. and a project in response to the question How do/can/might I find inspiration? Something I value when I approach designing a product is play and exploration which led me to want to work with preschoolers who have magical thinking and pure imagination. After initial research, I ran three workshops for three consecutive weeks with the same six kids at each session. From the workshops, I analyzed and looked at their sculptures for inspiration to design a piece of furniture for adults. The final product is only one result as the information from the workshops can be perpetually analyzed. The user can interact with a piece of furniture when they enter and exit their home that captures the essence of children's art.
Archivio was designed for a specific set of notebooks when prompted to design a product to contain a collection.
Intentionally hard to take out of the tapered slots annoys the user but in turn, lets them appreciate the binding of their notebooks and reflect on what is inside.
a display of used objects to enhance their meaning
Did you hear that?
Did you hear that? is a project that explores the psyche and how a person will be affected if they were only able to hear what they wanted to hear.
In the year 2050, the idea of communication will change completely. With recent studies of how social media can spark dopamine how much will your life change if you had a device that distorted everything, everyone was saying to you. You will only ever hear what you want to hear but how will that change what your mind perceives of yourself? One person will always love themselves and push it to the point where they think they are the best and most authentic version of themselves and another person might turn on themselves and go crazy because what they hear and perceive could be so self-harming because they think they’d deserve to hear mean things about themselves.
I was asked to make something that is a physical representation of myself.
I am quiet and in the background but like the color red I can make my presence known.
Azulejois the spanish term for tile, Azulejos usually decorate buildings but these plates are a set of slipcasted geometric porcelain plates. Plates can be used alone or tiled next to one another to create a landscape on the table.
The steps on the outside of the plate that small detail gives us a look at how I made the mold and makes the user want to pick up the plate and look at it from all sides.
A plate for objects that do not have a permanent home.
A stool made from a tree.
Cleaning coffee grounds out of the funnel is hard and you have to bang it against something to get all of it out.
A new two-piece funnel allows the user to push the grounds out with little force. Having two pieces also allows for more efficient cleaning of the parts.
The glass top lets the user know the status of their coffee.
A combination of three materials wood, glass, and metal gives the 83 year old espresso maker a fresh new look.
Glasses Repair Ring
A steel ring with both a flathead and a phillips-head screwdriver that rotate open over the fingers and back on top of the ring.