Speciális tervezés és kutatás, Rákhely Zsófia & Vigh Krisztina
Szonja Djiwati Bernáth & Ildikó Valicsek
Universal Design with Petra Bánsági
Our task was to design a new functional product by using recycled material and specified technique for a Moldovan company, who works with disabled people.
First of all we decided to simplify the folding technique, increase the size of elements and change the material. To simplify the folding technique we used less material and saved time. With increasing the size of the elements we made a more functional and variable design product. Bigger elements look more spectacular and cheerful.We had some problems with the given material, because it wasn’t an eco and degradable one. We made the pieces by planking, using wool, water and soap, and all prepared by kneading. It is an old traditional way to create textiles. This technique can be more useful and exciting for the disabled people.
Our group of targets is children and we designed a winter cap by using only three elements. Our inspiration was the three colors of the Moldovan flag, so the first one is blue, the second one is yellow and the last one is red.
After all, using three elements and three basic colors, our product name is three. It can be used as a logo by writing only the number 3, which is simple and easy to remember.
We think two people can make one cap a day. We used 70 x 150 cm wool, including the shrinkage. After the wool dries it becomes one or two centimeters smaller than it was before planking. We spent 13 euro on one cap, but as a design product we would offer for 65 euros. The technique of planking is a quite rarely when it comes to the techniques of design products. We feel that this way we could fill a gap in the market.
photo: Erika Firnigel
The egg box that updates a humble yet classic design
Design touches all areas of life, from computer interfaces to the packaging of the goods in our shopping basket. As part of BBC Future’s Imagineering series, where designers reimagine everyday objects, we tracked down the young Hungarian designer who aims to update a century-old staple familiar to almost everyone around the world.
Eva Valicsek designed her replacement for the current egg carton as part of her course studying package design at the University of West Hungary.
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