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Chalker

Lei Hong

A chalkboard is a traditional public communication channel. In an increasingly digital world it is a nostalgic and highly personal statement. Chalker is a space for reminders, and a special home communication device for family members, which creates a warm and sweet link between public and private worlds. The design of Chalker is based on the manufacturing capabilities of Loll Designs. And the material is durable, recycled plastic.

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Bodoni Soap Dish

David Strauss

The Bodoni Soap Dish is inspired by the Vignelli’s Soap Bubble Chair Mold, which is located in the Vignelli Archive. The Soap Bubble Chair was never produced and it is not known when the models were made.

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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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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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Hanging Stickers

Boyuan Ling

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.

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Pencil Door Handle

Siyang Amanda Gong

I designed this door handle which was inspired by both Massimo Vignelli’s handle studies (prototypes found in archives) and by his pencil of choice (Lead Holder). The faceted pencil shape provides the ergonomic grip. The red detail provides a visual cue to identify when the door is locked.

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