Set-cent quarante Sept is project carried out in collaboration with Raw Clolors designers duo. Their sensitivity for colors and materials, as well as their own discover of teaching product design led to an enriching relationship during their class in Activity Department of Design Academy Eindhoven.
For this project, a unique approach was set. The main theme of the lesson was “wind”. Students were asked to gather pictures of products relating to wind, and to cut out black silhouettes from them. The next phase consisted of translating these paper works into three dimensional foam models. This translation was completely free and based on personal feelings. Only then, from randomly generated models, the assignment took a new direction, and the development of a functional product began, with or without relation to wind anymore!
In my case, the shapes and models I picked came from the front view of a Boeing 747 engine. After discussions with class mates and teachers, this round engine profile was turned into a coffee cup, a tea mug and a milk pot. All these ceramic elements feature the exact same diameter allowing users to compose their own tray according to what they desire to drink