Thursday, 24 September 2009

Clover Robin

Uncanny Transformation: Familiar Futures
exploring our cultural understanding of home

Referencing the uncanny, various aspects of a traditional domestic interior have been manipulated in direct contrast to stereotypical homes of the future (think purely utilitarian spaces, white, functional and interactive). The design outcomes are wide and varied and explore elements of sensory and problem solving design, ranging from chocolate switches and flocked tiles to photographic Trompe L'oeil wallpapers and electromagnetic sheilding materials. All of these elements work together to challenge our perceptions of this familiar environment and our relationship with it. 

Up all Night 2009 - Central Saint Martins

Breakfast private view pictures

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Central Saint Martins
Procter Street (opposite Red Lion Square)
Holborn tube station

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Up all Night 2009 - Central Saint Martins

The bubble has burst and the champagne has been drunk for some time. It has been a long night but the party years of the Noughties are well and truly over. We are now experiencing the inevitable ‘morning after’.

As a revitalising remedy for fast and effective relief from the recession hangover Central Saint Martins presents:

22nd to 25th September
Tue 12-6pm
Wed - Fri 10am-6pm
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
The Innovation Gallery
(opposite Red Lion Square)
Proctor Street
London WC1B 4AP

An annual showcase of postgraduate work from MA Industrial design; MA Textile Futures; MA Communication Design; MA Creative Practice for a Narrative Environments and MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture and Jewellery.

With precious little time for sleep twenty two of our postgraduate design students have engaged in diverse, collaborative and personal projects that predict, challenge and shape the future of their chosen disciplines.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Nadia Troeman

Narrative Identities

A system for college enrolment that captures some of the complexities of personal identity in a globalised world. The system replaces the current limited categories E.G. African, British, Asian, with a visualization of a personal updateable dynamic logo that tells a specific story, provides a wayfinding system and a course and college identity.

Chooi-Leng Tan

Brick Habitat

The proliferation of towns and cities has deprived many plant and animal species of their natural habitat. This project is an attempt to revive some of these spaces by encouraging the coexistence of humans and nature within the man made environment, while questioning anthropocentric attitudes and established precepts of human socio-spatial orderings.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Haitao Fan

This project is a trial to improve products’ sustainability by ‘trace’. ‘Trace’ is the stimulus to our senses, which can stimulate people’s associations naturally.

My Rocking Teapot

This project explores the overlap between two approaches: Inclusive design and the idea of fundamental, quantitative ‘needs’; and emotional design, which is more personalised and qualitative. The objective is to create a meaningful spectacle which everyone can share and to provide the user with new everyday experiences, incorporating poetry, simplicity and narrative.

This teapot depicts simplicity and intuition in its aesthetic lines, with a patent lightness of touch. The visual language has been reduced to let the object breathe and tell a story based on its interaction with the user.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Apirak Leenharattanarak

Burden Furniture
An exploration of patterns of use and storage and how their boundaries might define furniture is at the heart of this furniture. Technology impacts increasingly on our use of personal spaces, bringing its own detritus to our increasing confined urban spaces. The result; furniture with a personalised and idiosyncratic idiom.

thursday in progress

designers in action at the innovation gallery

Friday, 11 September 2009

Andrea Acevedo

A Table of Two Cities

A Table of Two Cities connects friends and family in London and New York through a shared interactive café experience. Networked multi-touch tables enable café-goers in these remote locations to share a meal and communicate through the table surface. The café table conveys the presence of the other café-goer and becomes a liminal surface connecting close friends in distant cities.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Tom Foley

Souls. Type Design and Irish Identity.

The subject of Irelands typographic ‘identity’ provides the inspiration for this inquiry. The combination of a complex historical context, the unusual position of the Irish Type as a ‘National Type’ and the subsequent questions raised by its existence led me to articulate a typographic response to the subject. The result of this process is Nib, a small, but growing, family of serif and sans serif text faces.