|Project by Jacob||posted 06-28-2012 04:29 AM||2176 views||13 times favorited||9 comments|
Getting around to posting some of my finished projects from this past school year for your viewing pleasure.
This project was executed in a 3Dimensional Design course at Pratt Institute, and focused around creative phsycial products beginning with visual abstraction. Basically, Beginning with shapes, defining a use and then refining the forms into a use-able product, as opposed to more direct design outlines, where users/needs/the pre-existing are the jumping points for the product.
My final product was a series of related kitchen organizers, a utensil holder, a knife block, and a banana hanger. Wood was selected as a material of choice for the product, Mahogany, and was left unfinished in these images.
I struggled immensley at the planning of final fabrication, due to lack of material, size of product, and sheer dynamicness of form, carving them from solid blocks was ruled out, and I set to the task of (somehow) mapping out segment patterns, calculating bevels and dimensions, angles, thicknesses and widths, and finally resulted in a forms close to their final shapes which i carved and sanded down with minimal waste.
Steel was used as a secondary material.
Tell me what you guys think!
-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer