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i-Dinner: Bowl With Acoustic Component

Jong Soo Gang

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.

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Stepping Stones

Bijal Patwa

Stepping Stones bridge the gap between nature and man-made. It compliments existing Loll products by extending their story from the threshold of the home into the yard.

Today, environment plays an important role in product design. Product and environment are interconnected and affect one another’s existence. Stepping Stones’ organic shapes and details make them a part of nature, but their color and material make them new and fresh.

These stones also have another functional aspect. They are designed to hide one’s spare key under the ‘smallest round stone’.

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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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White Wine Glass

Liana Beer

A glass designed to keep the user’s hand away from the bowl of the glass to prevent body heat from transferring to the white wine, which is intended to be chilled. A hollow lower region creates a barrier while being held by the user, as well as creating an illusion of suspension for the white wine. The narrow design with a slight, inward curve enables the gathering and focusing of aromas.

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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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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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