I would like to submit my story to your website. In 2009 I started my bachelor degree, Product Design at ArtEZ institute of the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands. During my studies, I was an intern at Nendo in Tokyo. In 2014, I graduated with my work which is called ‘Housebrowsing’. It consists of two lamps, a candle holder, a stool and a vase. The graduation exhibition is held from the second of July until the sixth of July in Arnhem.
‘Housebrowsing is designing products in a horizontal way. I browse my surroundings, looking for products or parts of a product I can apply in a new product design. This way, existing items provide inspiration for new products. This results in a wide variety of products that intertwine in a surprising way.’
I like ‘Housebrowsing’ because of the way it enables me to improvise with existing objects. It is a fast way to explore the endless variations on existing ideas. I link ‘Housebrowsing’ to Alessandro Baricco’s essay ‘The Barbarians’. His observation about Google really appeals to me. Google has changed our sense of the truth, it is no longer a fixed thing but a journey which outcome changes by the connections it makes. To me this notion translates quite well to the way I think about products.
The images included show an overall picture and I included a picture of every seperate product. The first picture of every products depicts the design process in chronological order. The pictures were taken by Anna Kobierowska.
– Eva, vase
Sometimes all you need for a vase is to change your point of view. For this vase I turned a hollow stoneware duck on its head. Inside it I could pour some water. Which is great because ducks love water.
– Krkr, stool
Not everything can become a great stool. But a great stool can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine a more humble origin than a crate for the design of this stool.
– Lees, lamp
Sitting on a chair I needed a light while reading. Out of the chair I designed a lamp. Now I have a lamp, it is spreading a diffuse light. The chair and the lamp go well toghether without troubling me.
– Lus, lamp
Light is fragile and you can break it easily. Such a frail light demands a delicate armature that obstructs the light as little as possible. Inspired on a spindle chairs this lamp is just as fragile as the light it supports. A plywood strip and a metal wire are balanced in order to hold the light.
– Plop, candle holder
Taking inspiration from a plunger, I figured this candlestick could do a good job plunging places where darkness is blocking the light.