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.
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.
A hanging system in the entryway is an almost universal tool which addresses people’s daily needs. Common hanging hooks often position items hanging one over another. Items underneath other items are difficult to notice and hard to take out. Hanging Stickers is about hanging organization. The “loop sticks” and “sticks” are adjustable and snap into place in order to hang multiple objects. The different sets of sticks and loop sticks can be reconfigured based upon lifestyle preferences. The Loll recycled plastic materials are ideal for this product because the snap-fit connections eliminate the need for any hardware.
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.
I was inspired by Vignelli’s Stacking Dinnerware for Heller 1967. My design explores contemporary lifestyles by engaging technology, information and consumption in the home.
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.