Student and Graduate

Although we didn’t make it to Dutch Design Week this year, we have been busy perusing the new graduates’ projects on the Design Academy Eindhoven website, and this little project by Roos Gomperts caught our eye. Roos believes that¬†everyday plastic objects deserve more recognition,¬†’We’re used to hiding such things away in cupboards. I want to show that we don’t have to,’ she says. Her curious series of objects, combine plastic elements with neutral ceramics to highlight the plastics’ colourful appeal and elevate them from their lowly kitchen cupboard status. Read the rest of this entry »

ECAL graduate Julie Richoz has made a series of containers made out of flat sheets of cut spring steel. The collection comprises a plate, a fruit bowl and a bread basket, all made using a process inspired by crochet and knitting.

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This neat little set of desk objects by Nottingham Trent University graduate Max Phillips make clever use of switchable smart glass. A clock, a light and a container all look identical at first glance, however, when the objects are picked up, the panels of switchable glass turn from opaque to transparent, revealing the their individual functions. Read the rest of this entry »

“Places have different ingredients, skills and needs that create a recipe for vernacular design. This vernacular becomes a local identity.” This was the starting point for young designer Jeff Lambert’s Places project that has resulted in a smart collection of home accessories made from different types of brick. Read the rest of this entry »