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Rolling Label Beer Packaging Design

Danwei Ye

My design was inspired by Vignelli’s beer bottles and packaging design for Suntory beer company. This new design deploys an expandable rolling label (see wood model). On the label is a brief history of the Suntory company or the process of beer production.

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Cobbler

Brendan Gordon

Entryways are bivalent, posing no clean break of space and time and demanding a moment of pause. A traditional piece of utility, the cobbler’s bench is also bivalent in nature. Not simply chair or desk, bench or table, it is a fusion of two basic needs—space to work and space to sit. Cobbler honors Loll’s legacy of historical reference, re-envisioning a shoe-maker’s tool, designed for linear work and attention to the more intimate objects in life. It is an aid to a doorway’s pause.

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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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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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U Chair

Xiaoxiao Pu

I was inspired by the shape of Vignelli’s Circolo Chair, 1979. I designed a lighter, more practical office chair by following the original chair’s visual language while providing a variety of combinations of chair legs to choose from in order to achieve the different needs in the work space.

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Empire Glass

Tim Copeland

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.

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