—Magnetic watches; same geometry, different surface treatments *
* featuring Vik Muniz: Untitled (Medusa Plate) 1999 and magnetic meatballs
—Alarm clock redesign
—Hassle free, self-pasting toothbrush
—Adjustable task lamp, Saarinen Tulip Table, Mantis Chair
—Bent chrome Eames Chairs
Using the woodworking technique of bent lamination, I was assigned the task of creating a container for 6 apples. With the joint as my main design detail, I focused my efforts on craftsmanship--keeping the design simple and elegant.
As an introduction to carving, I was to make a vessel of multiple pieces of wood featuring a distinct texture on each the inside and outside. I began by carving out the interior space from each of the eight pieces, leaving the natural carved texture as evidence of the hand-crafted process. Once joined, I treated the exterior of the vessel with a gem-like faceted surface, providing a surprising and exciting geometric contrast to the soft, natural interior.
An exploration of sheet metal and obsession with metal joinery led me to create this adjustable toy. The introduction of copper wire and brass tubing gives this object the flexibility to slide and glide in multiple directions--inspiring the user to linger on, play with, and solve this pliable puzzle.
There was only one limitation to this project: material. Given a sheet of aluminum, I was challenged to sift by tinkering through the endless possibilities presented by this malleable metal. Mesmerized by the tension fit, I spent much time perfecting minuscule measurements in an effort to achieve the super satisfying tension fit that slides and locks in place to create surprising windows into the cubical form.