Here is a Fun little assignment working with Kieran Glass and Patrick Sohn. Using Components from a recycled Printer the Brief was to create ‘Functional Jewellery’, we also had to create a back story behind the motif of the design. The final design were Cufflinks used for formal occasions.
This was a study that involved documenting everything I touched for 24 hours.
It revealed to me how tedious “simple” tasks are such as making buttered toast:
Open pantry doors > pick up air tight container > remove lid > remove bread from container > unclip the little bag seal device > remove bread slices > clip seal back on bread bag > place bread back in container > close lid on container > put container in food pantry > close pantry doors > open appliances cupboard doors > remove toaster > plug in toaster > flick the on switch > close appliances cupboard door > pick up bread slice > put in toaster > pull handle down > set timing nob > open fridge door > remove butter > close fridge door > open cutlery draw > remove butter knife > close cutlery draw > remove toast from toaster….
I got tired just writing that and we haven’t even finished buttering the toast and putting everything away!
I didn’t make toast in these 24hrs, it’s just too hard!
The brief extended from the ‘Form finding Study’ onto adjusting the Form from the Form Finding study to become a Product.
I created my design into a ‘Showering Experience’, the unit would realistically be place in either out door settings or large spaces for the wealthy. The unit would be constructed from stone, with added touches of soft wood. The ‘Showering Experience’ features storage compartments that blend into the sculpture, a self closing toilet lid, a mirror that angles down, seamless gutter drainage systems on the basin of the sink and shower, unique tap controls that resemble the throttle of a boat, a clock to observe the duration of the shower, and a tap in the basin that sprouts water up like a fountain as opposed to normal taps that drip down.