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Fold-Up Seat

Qi Liu

This compact Fold- up Seat design allows for extra seating in commonly narrow entryway spaces. Single hand manual operation helps a user to lower the seat to a horizontal position for use with ease and to raise it back to the folded position after use. To fold the chair, one simply has to lift the seat and it stays folded, leaning against the wall. The seat can withstand up to 400 pounds and provides a sturdy seating area. The material is durable plastic. This design saves space in small spaces and gives people a feeling of convenience and comfort.

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Handkerchief Armchair

Jason Liu

I was inspired by Vignelli’s Handkerchief chair designed around 1985 for Knoll International. I redesigned the armed version for expressing softness and lightness as the main characteristics of a handkerchief form.

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Functional Wall Tiles

Erica Nwankwo

Wall tiles have existed intrinsically as cladding elements. User interaction has been limited to tactile, visual, protective and sensory. Functional wall tiles provide basic day to day usability in the form of holding, hanging, placing, and shelving personal belongings. Perfect for the entryway and available in multiple colors, theses functional tiles come in a set of four, a universal hanger, hook, palette, and shelf. Assembly is hassle free and can be easily mounted on the wall.

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Handkerchief Chair for Children

Xiaoyu “Sherry” Wu

My design for the Handkerchief Chair was inspired by Vignelli’s paper model for a children’s version, which was never produced. In my design, sharp edges of the original were softened and new functionality was imbedded in the back portion to accommodate children’s needs.

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Big Mailbox

Zimo Pan

Traditional domestic mailboxes generally do not accommodate large packages. Therefore delivery agents often leave large parcels in compromising positions on stops or front porches. In addition to privacy issues, uncovered boxes are red-flags that no one is ate home which creates an additional safety concern. “Big Mailbox” addresses this problem. Constructed of durable, recycled plastic, it can last an extremely long time in adverse and varied climatic conditions.

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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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