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Here are the winners of INDEX: Award 2011. They show us, how design has the power to be part of the solution to major global challenges like climate changes, pollution, natural disasters, poverty, overconsumption and other important issues.
Sommerdesignkontoret er et samarbeid mellom Innovasjon Norge, Bedriftsforbundet og Institutt for produktdesign, NTNU hvor målet er å inspirere bedrifter til å bli mer bevisst på betydningen av god design og motivere til økt forståelse for design som konkurransefortrinn.
Sommerdesignkontoret har fått fram 6 unike produkter på skisseplan, hvor alle skal utredes for videre produksjon.
Her ser du resultatene av studentenes innsats:
Oppgaven var å designe en stol i relasjon til Spinnaker stolen som er en av hovedsatsningene til Hødnebø AS.
Resultat – Genoa loungestol
Ønsket profilering og beholdning for nytt norsk drikkevann.
Resultat – BLUE; konsertvann i helt ny emballasje
Som smykkedesignbedrift er Embla Design kontinuerlig på utkikk etter ny design bestående av sølv og emalje.
Resultat – Designerne som arbeidet med denne oppgaven gikk til dyrenes verden og tok utgangspunkt i innsekter.
Picomed produserer hjelpemidler og ga sommerdesignkontoret i oppgave å utforme, forbedre en fjernkontroll for variert bruk. Studentene ved sommerdesignkontoret ga uttrykk for at denne oppgaven er den mest tradisjonelle en industridesigner kan stå ovenfor og prosessen tok dem alle stegene i en designprosess.
Resultat – en prototype på en ”ny” fjernkontroll” som blant annet lar seg tilpasse til den enkeltes brukers behov.
Hartmann & Berg AS
Produserer og selger ørepropper. Utfordringen for sommerdesignkontoret var å produsere emballasje som vil gjøre øreproppene mer synlige i utsalgshyllene.
Resultat – Delvis gjennomsiktig emballasje som ved hjelp av tegneseriespråk tydelig viser forskjellig bruk.
Skisenteret på Vegårshei har lenge ønsket å utvikle skiltingen i sine løyper og så sommerdesignkontoret som en mulighet for å komme videre med denne satsningen.
Resultat – Skilting i røft materiell for både sommer og vinter.
Studentene som utgjorde sommerdesignkontoret i Risør sommeren 2011 var: Ståle Torger Stokke, Anders Kjøllesdal, Ida Eriksdatter Brobakke, Ragnhild Mjønner og Margrete R. Nielsen
Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation composed of an array of magnetic, physical pixels. Individually, pixel-tiles change their color in response to touch and communicate their state to each other by using a person’s body as the conduit for information. When grouped together, the pixel-tiles create patterns and animations that can serve as a tool for customizing our physical spaces. By transposing the pixel from the confines of the screen and into the physical world, focus is drawn to the materiality of computation and new forms for design emerge.
Six-Forty by Four-Eighty was created by Zigelbaum + Coelho for the Design Miami/ Basel 2010 W Hotels Designer of the Future Award.
Source: Zigelbaum + Coelho
All Images by Fabian Battistell.
Raised by his grandparents, Kwangho Lee grew up on a farm in the far country side of
Yong Chong in South Korea. He is strongly influenced by his grandfather, working with his
bare hands to build implements for everyday life, and his ability to manipulate materials
and turn them into something useful. Learning traditional crafts from a young age,
this philosophy and habit of creating things taught lee the modesty and ‘down-to-earth’
qualities which are evident in his work today.
Developing one piece at a time, Kwangho’s childhood, among tradition and elements,
is the creative driving force behind his work, uniting design, art and craftsmanship
to make unique pieces in small quantities. Kwangho does not plan in advance how to take
a material and create something functional with it. Instead he prefers a more abstract way
of experimentally applying craft to a material.
For one of his projects, Kwangho has taken the mundane material of styrofoam,
sculpting it into objects which results in a particular aesthetic. Using a basic technique
to carve huge blocks of styrofoam, he turns the common into something sublime,
with contouring lines and topographical textures.
Kwangho’s knitted lights combine the most basic elements – bulb and electrical cords -
with the century-old habit of man to make knots, considering this act of tying and making
knots as a technique inherited and passed down among generations as a means to facilitate
or even maintain life. According to his motto ‘ordinary objects can become something beautiful’,
the initial idea of his ‘weave your lighting’ series is the simple thought of turning the lamp
inside out, getting rid of the lamp’s shade and body and keeping only the essentials.
‘The biggest inspiration of this lighting is my mother’s knitting hobbies during my childhood.
Her knitted sweaters and gloves remind me of the good days of my childhood. I saw a neat pile
of electrical wires as yarn and soon decided to knit (weave) my own. Other than knitting
with needles, I developed a new way of weaving the rubber, but solid wires into long,
scarf-like or brush-like forms of lighting. They are each woven by one long piece of wire which
varies in length from 10 – 300 metres.‘ – Kwangho Lee
Kwangho Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1981.
He graduated from Hongik University in 2007.
A pattern of duality and contrast between his rural childhood in humble conditions
and the urban living experience from the years of his school education, play a key role
in the creative handling of his environment today
Kwangho currently lives and works in Seoul with his wife and son.
This film explores playful uses for the increasingly ubiquitous ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit the world.
“We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, we play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.”
Lighting fixtures and lamps use a major percentage of the total amount of energy a household consumes. Using renewable energy for lighting systems can significantly reduce energy consumption. Od-do arhitekti has come up with a sustainable lamp that harvests clean energy during the day for sustainable lighting after dark.
The lamp is incorporated with photovoltaic cells that can harvest solar energy during the daytime and stores it in an on board battery. After dark the energy stored is used to power a set of energy-efficient LED light bulbs for sustainable illumination.
Source: od-do arhitekti
A surprisingly straightforward table lamp, developed with profound care, Tua is inspired by the palm of the hand containing a light: a reassuring pose transformed into a single, shaped metal plane that becomes both the support and screen for the lamp. Its simplicity enhances the elegance with which every detail has been designed: the wide angle of its bend, the subtraction of material from one of the two sides and the treatment of the rounded corners. These are details that give a soft, overall continuity to the design and help enhance its friendly, discrete, relaxed nature.
The light source is hidden under the fold that has a fine slot to both reduce heat and add further aesthetic value. When the lamp is on, the light creates a pleasantly intimate glow, indirectly cast by reflection off its supporting surface.
Its bend is a single gesture that gives the object a three-dimensional aspect. The one-piece thick metal component enhances its physical value and resistance. A single colour – pure white – defines the volumes by contrast and reveals the character of a light whose discrete charm is suitable for any environment, from a reading light on a beside table to a spotlight on a worktable. Contemporary and seductive, Tua creates an intimate relationship with whoever chooses it, not only for its function, but because its design is solid and unmistakeable.
Plumen is the antithesis of low energy light bulbs as we know them. Rather than hide the unappealing traditional compact fluorescent light behind boring utility, Plumen 001 is a bulb you’ll want on show.
The Plumen bulb uses 80% less energy and lasts 8 times longer than incandescent bulbs, giving you the opportunity to purchase an ecological product with style. It works just like any low energy bulb but it has a lot more presence.
“It’s strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination.”
The name Plumen comes from ‘plume’ – the bird’s decorative feather, designed to attract attention to its’ prowess and beauty. We believe our designs do the same for the neglected low energy light bulb.
Fabien Cappello is a young designer who has just graduated from the ECAL university of art and design in Lausanne, Switzerland and starts a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Art in London this September.
“For my diploma at ECAL I have decided to work with wire-clips. Because wire-clips are fantastic standard items: they allow several uses, are easy to fix and be removed, they are mass-manufactured and available in every hardware store.”
“So I have decided to use these qualities in order to create a lighting system inspired by the way cables are usually constraint together by wire-clips. I find a kind of grooved brass section and discover that by assembling them by three or four it become static. So I’ve created a very easy easy modular system composed of three different pieces made out this brass section.”
“Those three pieces can be attached to each other in different position and direction so as to create different models of lamp. (I have also imagine other pieces witch play a role of ’support’: for example legs of the floor-standing lamp or the base of the wall-mounted lamp.)”
The range of piece is available with two different light sources: a spot for directed light, and a bulb for a concealed lighting. The lamp can be transport and retailed flat before being build by the user.
We can easily imagine creating new models of lamp (the range of lamp can growing) with new support and new function, table lamp, or even whatever lamp…
Copyright : ECAL / Fabien Cappello