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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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Trinity Box System

Henry Tao

My design concept is a new box system which uses Loll’s material and structures to redefine storage in the entryway. The Trinity Box System is for easy fabrication using Loll’s core competency in manufacturing. The design only employs two different elements needed to build the boxes. Three boxes become a set, and sets can be combined into more sets to create hundreds of different positive and negative spaces.

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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.

Floating Martini

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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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Champagne Popsicle

Guillermo Fok

The attributes that characterize the experience of Champagne were distilled and reinvented to enrich this unique tradition. The Champagne Popsicle is a daring new way to enjoy the decadence and eccentricity of Champagne. The form pays homage to the delicacy of a flute, juxtaposed with a solid base reminiscent of a Champagne seau.

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Vignelli Whistle

Hawraa Almaqseed

This piece inspired from Lella Vignelli. It is a whistle and a ring. It is a feminine fine jewelry, also a rescuing tool for emergency situations. Media: Fine Silver.

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Americano Cup

Kunzhao Wu

This is Americano-style coffee cup that is made of glass. Its unique form has been specially designed for the Americano coffee experience. The indent on the side of the glass indicates the proper measurement of water before adding the espresso. It also provides an ergonomic location for one’s index finger to create a comfortable grip.

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