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.
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.
Designed as a set for sharing romantic times between lovers, the couples glasses enhance intimate moments between two people. Stemless glasses are designed to be comfortably embraced by palms while the infinity symbol-inspired base provides the perfect nesting curve for the glasses.
Inspired by the purity of the geometric shapes represented in Vignelli’s works, the “One into two” espresso coffee cup shows that the proportions of an accurate espresso can be represented in physical forms. The minimalist design and the stackable function embody the simplicity and pureness of a cup of espresso.
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.
This side table was inspired by Vignelli & Associates “inclusive” Reclining Chair concept created for the Helen Hamlyn Foundation in 1998. In approaching my concept I intended to follow principles of universal design as well as those set by the Vignelli Canon.