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Elevate

Austin Fagot

There is just something in outdoor air that transforms one from a slumbering sloth to a lollygagging lemur. We thought plants might have something to do with it so we created an indoor planter to heighten your lollygagging year round. This planter was built to grow with your amusement, four snaps and a slide brings you to the next level. Constructed from recycled milk jugs, they will keep water and your plants in an exclusive relationship for life. Elevate is designed to allow water to cascade and nurture your greenery spirits on every successive row, safely catching the leftovers on the bottom for you to reuse or throw out. Whatever your wall space, Elevate your lollygag.

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Kinetic Whiskey Glass

Timothy Bromm

The Kinetic Whiskey Glass accentuates the importance of sound and motion experienced during the act of drinking whiskey. A glass ball is housed within an enclosed ‘floating’ chamber. In the process of swirling the ball around the base, the whiskey can be synchronized, introducing elements of skill and play into the drinking experience.

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Empire Glass

Tim Copeland

The gestalt of the Empire Glass is the concept of “cuisine de terroir” as it is informed by the heritage of the spirit, Applejack and the upstate New York history of apple growing. The Empire Glass respects the rituals of experiencing fine Cognac and aims to bring Applejack, a powerfully American spirit, into that canon.

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White Wine Glass

Liana Beer

A glass designed to keep the user’s hand away from the bowl of the glass to prevent body heat from transferring to the white wine, which is intended to be chilled. A hollow lower region creates a barrier while being held by the user, as well as creating an illusion of suspension for the white wine. The narrow design with a slight, inward curve enables the gathering and focusing of aromas.

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Floating Martini

Sherry Jiekun Qian

The Floating Martini glass design utilizes the transparency of glass to celebrate the iconic form of the traditional martini by floating it in the air. The space between the drink and the hand helps to keep the temperature cool. Also, the cylinder shape is good for holding to avoid spilling.

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Research

The distinctive shape of the Martini glass is visually appealing, as well as functional. Aesthetically, The glass creates a nicer display of the olive garnish than a standard cocktail glass. It is rumored the wide mouth of the glass helps bring out the bouquet of the gin. Functionally, the martini glass is shaped the way it is to keep the drink cold, because a martini contains no ice, and the stem keeps the warmth of the hand away from the liquid. Socially, as social interactive roll, Martini represents the status and shows the elegant.

During the field trip to the bar to try Martini, I found some problems about the existing Martini glass. First of all, the stem was too thin that was hard for people to grab, normally people just hold the cone part. Secondly, it was really hard to keep the balance of the glass, I spilled several times. This design aims to deal with those problems, at the same time keep the form simple and elegant.

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U Chair

Xiaoxiao Pu

I was inspired by the shape of Vignelli’s Circolo Chair, 1979. I designed a lighter, more practical office chair by following the original chair’s visual language while providing a variety of combinations of chair legs to choose from in order to achieve the different needs in the work space.

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