Overture is a project developed under the concept of Sensible Geometry which explores how information can be represented beyond a two-dimensional form. By transforming it into sensitive objects it becomes more perceivable.
Overture is a reactive surface that responds to the presence of people through motion. The panels on the wall represent values through movement - they wave in and out in correlation to the amount of movement sensed. This breathing and pulsing geometric skin shows how much activity goes on in a space, performing a continuous weaving pattern that goes on in a loop unless there is nothing being sensed.
This model is constructed of 15 panels that react independently but are all connected with elastic silicone joints, behind every panel there’s a motor that’s activated by an infrared sensor, this motor moves a lever that pushes and pulls the wood panel. The triangular wood pieces angle in and out becoming brighter and darker, which results in an organic transition from one panel to another, making the square arrangement less noticeable.
The objective is that this wall would be produced on a larger scale and set up in a public environment allowing the users to perceive the amount of human traffic that passes through a public space without showing it with numbers but with a surface that reacts to it. When the wall is not displaying any information through its movements, it flattens leaving only the geometric wood pieces that sit still.
Tessellate is an interactive piece that senses and represents the amount of light in a space. Using the same geometric pattern, this system consists of a motorized fabric piece that is programmed to crumble and open according to what it reads. The fabric contracts and expands but has no set folding lines, creating always a different geometric form, using the pattern as a guide.
When there is a good amount of light against the fabric, it will be completely open, as the light starts to diminish, the fabric will fold itself to represent a change in the environment.
The photosensors are programmed so that they activate a motor located at the base of the system which pulls the fabric in and out according to how much light is sensed.
The result is a surface that can flatten and disappear but transforms into a geometric form that is naturally generated as it’s being folded.
Dinamo is combination of different materials that compliment each other in a composition. They explore the possibilities of different surfaces in all axes and negative space in a three-dimensional configuration. The two materials confront each other in these pieces of furniture to show a conversation between components that simultaneously contrast and compliment by their differences in color, texture, finishes, arrangement and character. The furniture frame becomes as important as the surface of the object. On one side, the frame explores the three-dimensionality of the space in all axes and forms different planes with negative space. On the other side, the wood surface occupies one plane of the composition and offers a more calm component.
A star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous in the process.
This lamp is designed to be used indoor. The light will wash the walls with shadows of the shapes of the exploded star, creating a unique atmosphere in the entire room or lobby in which it's used.
Lounge chair designed in Copenhagen, inspired in the practicality and comfort of Scandinavian Design. Danish maple and felt.
Play with your spoons, not your food A journey into playful eating Joy Spoons is a Food Design product that offers consumers a playful experience through a combination of shapes, textures and materials that are designed for having fun at the table.
Installation designed for Lipton Iced Tea by 4 Pratt Institute students to celebrate the summer solstice.
This set of dishes is inspired by the organic materials and shapes specific to Vietnam. As Vietnamese people feel about their food, this designed is meant to make you feel like you're eating a homemade dinner in a local restaurant in a village in the middle of the Vietnamese mountains. The way the wood serves as a nest for the ceramic is meant to make you feel closer to your food and in a more relaxed environment.