All posts filed under: Experienced Narratives

“If we combine the experience economy with the identities narrated under the banner of an experience and symbolic culture that overthrows material culture, then we identify a new mentality that aggregates concepts such as storytelling, nostalgia, experienced, discourse, roots and identities…” trendsobserver.com

Bubblegraphy by Oddness Studio

«The pattern on each product is created by a special process of blowing air bubbles in the glaze. The coating creates a three-dimensional motive and makes each vase unique.» BUBBLEGRAPHY is a series of vases with a mesmerizing look. I designed it together with Thomas van der Sman, also a graduate of Design Academy. We were experimenting and looking to make a new skin that has the same aesthetical qualities of marble. In depth of color and in layers. The soap glaze we developed was an outcome of this material study that we took to a next level by applying it as vases. We are both fascinated by ‘designed randomness’; there is a thin line where you can shape the odd, and use the qualities of the mess so it doesn’t look messy but still the overload of information in a direction. The pattern on each product is created by a special process of blowing air bubbles in the glaze. The coating creates a three-dimensional motive and makes each vase unique. I think there is definitely …

Akra collection by Samuray Martins

«For the debut of Akra Collection, my inspiration came from the natural beauties of northeastern Brazil, especially the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, home to the country’s largest coastal dune field and where the collection was conceived.» I’m constantly traveling around Brazil. My main source of inspiration is nature and Brazil has a recognized and peculiar natural wealth. For the debut of Akra Collection – a label, which was the result of the Akra Project – my inspiration came from the natural beauties of northeastern Brazil, especially the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, home to the country’s largest coastal dune field and where the collection was conceived. It was there where I found the endemic species of the buriti palm, the main raw material of our debut collection, called Maranhão. The collection is a tribute to the local artisans with whom I work in collaboration. The Akra Project was born to encourage the cultural heritage of Brazilian handicrafts and combine contemporary design with traditional artisanship. Consumers are no longer satisfied with the vague social promises of brands; innovation …

Traces Of A Floor by Dovilė Bernadišiūtė

«I was looking for possibilities for jewellery to work as a mediator. It is interesting to me how does jewellery reflects the buildings within ourselves, talks about memory and absence.» This necklace belongs to the field of contemporary jewellery and is created as part of a series of jewellery pieces entitled “Wearing Space” where I was investigating the relationship between jewellery and the architectural space, in specific the space of transition. I was looking for possibilities for jewellery to work as a mediator. It is interesting to me how does jewellery reflects the buildings within ourselves, talks about memory and absence. The space of transition such as the subway, the train station an airport is an emblem of the contemporary for me. I am interested in the daily movements in these spaces by questioning the way the materials that define architectural spaces affect the human body, and how this relationship with space could be expressed in material terms. How much information does one need to experience a certain space? How to wear space? Necklace “Traces …

Bucket Bag – Arminho

«Simplicity and detail are the words the better describe our attention on the design of this bag, making something discreet but at the same time unique and something timeless but at the same time contemporary» Our commitment was to create an everyday bag, in a combination of textures and different materials – leather and fabric – using simple lines and design to point up those characteristics and details. Simplicity and detail are the words the better describe our attention on the design of this bag, making something discreet but at the same time unique and something timeless but at the same time contemporary, something that will always look as a well made design object regardless of time/trend/fashion. We have designed these bags thinking about textures and combinations of materials. Design solutions have been found on each step of the creative process, so innovation is not something that we think of on the first step, it happens to overcome our needs because we are also makers and not only designers. We usually don’t think very much about trends, …

-2 Chair by Ludovico design studio

«The knitting is in this case singular not for being a new approach to material or technique but because it is crafted by my Grandma. It is paradoxical that she participated in the process of building the satire»   -2 is the project’s name and it is related to the old expression “less is more”. Handcrafted OAK and “Lã de Arraiolos” a mix of natural wool and linen. It’s worked by the 67 years of knitting experience of my grandmother.  Her table manners were slightly strict and didn’t allow different approaches to sitting. I always found it challenging. This challenge helped me to define the shape of the playful functionality of -2.  Ironically my grandmother finished it. The fact is that it is a chair with two legs fewer. This feature is like a “fishing bait” I need to catch the people’s attention and then tell them the story. The knitting is in this case singular not for being a new approach to material or technique but because it is crafted by my Grandma. It is paradoxical that …