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Stacks

Abhishek Swaminathan

Storing shoes in the entryway is often associated with compact modules in benches. Removing the boundary constraints of benches and using the vertical space in a house in addition to the horizontal gives shoe storage more relevance. Stacks is a modular shoe storage system with each module fitting on top of another. Loll material is washable and extremely durable, making it ideal to use for shoe storage. The “snap fits” designed by Loll enable stacking without the use of any hardware. The addition of a color palette enhances the visual appeal of Stacks. It helps you store your shoes in a neat, fun, and organized manner.

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Modular Nesting Furniture System

Chunxiao Zhu

I was inspired by the American Collection furniture models I found in the Vignelli Center archives. This conceptual program for a group of furniture was never produced. I was inspired by the simple and elegant shapes of the models.

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Fill to Line

Patricio Corvolan

This cappuccino vessel called “Fill to Line” provides a measure of ideal ingredient proportions to the user. This glass has three instructional dashed lines that tell the user where they need to stop when adding each ingredient. The cup will assist with preparing cappuccinos at home, as well as training new baristas.

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Tea Ripple

Qunxi Huang

The Tea Ripple is a glass teacup design showing the contrast between movement and stillness. It includes a glass cup and a coaster. The wave forms on the cup’s surface show beautiful movement and also make it comfortable for users to hold even when the tea is very hot.

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Turkish Coffee Cup

Aisha Iskanderani

This design enhances the tradition of using the coffee grounds at the bottom of the cup to tell the user’s fortune. The transparancy of the glass vessel and it’s crystal ball like form make this functionally and emotionally rich.

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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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