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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LATEST WORK


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interests

Who I Am

reading hats art cooking with friends analogue photography climbing tea drawing movies bikram yoga


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My ambition is to design useful products which react to people‘s needs and solve existing problems. I am especially interested in human-centered, social and eco-innovative design.

about me

I am currently looking for a four to six month internship.


about me

Education / Experience

2014 - present FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences Industrial Design Bachelor‘s degree programme

2013 - 2014 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz University of Graz History of Art Bachelor‘s degree programme

2008 - 2013 HTBLVA Ortwein Graz College of Arts and Design

2015 - present Briefcase Biotec GmbH Product Design Project

2015 - present Dominique Henri Product Design Project

2013 - 2014 Perludi GmbH Freelancer

2012 (4 weeks) Perludi GmbH Furniture Design Internship

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2011 (4 weeks) Designerei Graz Product Design Internship


Language

Social

German (mother tongue) English (fluent)

good time management great team worker empathic

Software Other modelmaking graphic design basics research and analysis generating concepts presentation skills

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Rhinoceros SolidWorks (certified solidworks associate) Keyshot InDesign Illustrator Photoshop Bridge After Effects (basics)

about me

Skills


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2016

2016

2015 - present

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table of contents

2013

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2015


Homelessness In Graz / Bachelor‘s Thesis

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2016 - present

space for encounter • bachelor‘s thesis • topic: homelessness • individual work • FH JOANNEUM • status: work in progress


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Research / Interviews ~800-900 people

~270 people

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concept equal

~70 people ~80 people Graz

After my first day of research, I recognized that many of the existing studies and statisitcs about homelessness are insufficient. So I called every night shelter and every organization for the homeless in Graz. I interviewed helpers and residents of the institutions. Further, I went to the park and talked to homeless people who live there. The secondary research showed that more than 37,000 people are homeless in Austria. In Graz, 800-900 people livie in institutions, 70 people sleep on the streets, 80 people live in hostels and 270 people live in the so-called “hidden homelessness“. Women are often affected by hidden homelessness. They have no home and live in a forced relationship which is often characterized by violence.


mental

social

• coldness • stealing • violence • alcohol, drugs • safety • sleeping place • hygiene • food • health • property (storage, transport)

• isolation • safety • health • abuse • no employment • missing incentive and reasons

• violence • abuse • intolerance • denunciation • missing acceptance • missing kindness • missing humanity • loss of family and friends • missing interest • lack of awareness

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physical

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Problems / Essentials

Through the interviews I realized some major problems, but I can‘t solve all of them at once. So I selected some of them which I thought are getting too little attention in existing projects.


Core Idea / Space For Encounter The core idea is to generate a community, increase acceptance and social awareness through a mobile outdoor kitchen in association with urban gardening stations, which will be used by homeless people and other people of our society. It should provide space for encounter and initiate the communication and friendship across social borders.

concept equal

+ mobile outdoor kitchen

+ urban gardening

+ homeless people

= other people

community, acceptance

It´s important to station the gardens and the kitchen in very busy places. They should be within easy reach and awake interest and attention. The urban gardening stations would be stationary and the kitchen could move from location to location every four weeks. The relocation will be opened with an event which includes live music or artisitic staging. The mobility of the kitchen is important in order to stay attractive and to prevent vandalism and occupation by different groups.

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Values

Needs

• 38 • worked as an engineer • homeless since 18 months • lives in the winter at a doss house

• humanity • friendship / family • helpfulness • honesty

• humanity • acceptance • understanding • community

Luka

Values

Needs

• 27 • founder of a biotechnology start-up • travels a lot

• friendship • humanity • helpfulness • authenticity • freedom

• community • spontaneity • new experiences • fun

Marie

Values

Needs

• 30 • math and history teacher • lives in Andritz • hobby gardener

• friendship / family • humanity • helpfulness • honesty • fairness

• community • safety • planning • fun

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David

concept equal

Persona


concept equal

How It Works become aware

interest, inquire

become active

changing perception

• public room • social media • friends and family • organisations • events

• on site • social media / app • friends and family • organisations

• gardening • cooking • social media / app • duration • talking

• new experience • through change of • get to know people the perception of • new friendship individuals, the • increased awareness society will change and understanding over time

change of society

Initial reservations could be overcome through social media and the app. Further, a shopping list is integrated in the app so that during your regular shopping trip you can buy one or two ingredients which are required in the kitchen. Hence, it isn‘t only the urban garden which provides food for the homeless. There are some important additional benefits of using this project, such as fun, community, a good deed without commitment, increased acceptance, being active and food. The main aspect is not the food but the community: Everyone can use the kitchen and the garden. It should be a place where you can have a great time together, while at the same time having an impact on the future.

become aware

become aware

interest, inquire

interest, inquire

become active changing point of view fun / community / experience / good deed /

become active

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change of our society

changing point of view community / fun / food / acceptance / being active


Summary / Conclusion tool

• humanity • increasing acceptance • community • arouse interest • social awareness

• mobile outdoor kitchen • urban gardening • social media / app • events

concept equal

aim

Can it be difficult? YES!

Is it possible?

OF COURSE!

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TO BE CONTINUED...


Leica Unique Moments / Photography Of Th

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2016

analogue medium format camera • cooperation partner: Leica • topic: photography of the future • focus: innovation • research with Ahmet Akdag and Christian Schmöller • individual work • FH JOANNEUM • duration: 4 months


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he Future


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leica unique moments

Interviews

At the beginning of our research, we recognized that we had to speak with the users to learn about their needs and their problems. We spoke to more than 16 photographers and laypersons. We also did a workshop with some of them and interviews lasted between 40 minutes and 4 hours. The results were typed and summarised.


„The moment when you develop the film and the picture begins to appear“

leica unique moments

„The ONE immortal picture is missing“

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„quotes“

„The picture is there for you as a beholder, but it‘s more for me as the one who created the photograph. It‘s a story, an experience. Those are moments which constitute photography. It‘s not possible to put it into words.“


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leica unique moments

Research And Concept / Presentations


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leica unique moments

After the secondary research and the interviews, we summarized the key points on our Leica-Wall. We found out that photography is all about creating experiences and emotions. During the next steps, everyone worked on his or her own concept. I decided to create an analogue camera to generate the experience we talked about.


Target Group appreciation

Values authenticity leica unique moments

sustainability

fairness

friendship

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honesty

dependability


spontaneity

freedom

memory

leica unique moments

self-determination

Needs

privacy

realness

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ANALOGUE

seriousness


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leica unique moments

Persona / Thea 31

• environmentally and socially conscious • a wish for fun and entertainment • open-minded • flexible • networked • culturally mobile


leica unique moments home products

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workplace (CafĂŠ)


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I bought an old analogue camera and developed black & white negative films. I tried different techniques such as the conventional one with chemicals but I also tested the „Caffenol-C“ method.

„testing“

leica unique moments

Analogue Development Process


development without a darkroom

1. film transport

film = complete

2. film = complete

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add film processing tank

+ developing

remove film processing tank

reel film

+ watering

fixation

= watering

picture

direct positive photo paper

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+? =

leica unique moments

Creating Experiences Through The Process Of Developing


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leica unique moments

Ideation And Mock–ups

Package


leica unique moments

Moods

Photoshop

SolidWorks

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Mock–ups


Focus On The Essential

leica unique moments

logo = button = open

ISO

What would the analogue photography of the future look like? The answer is Leica UM. It is an analogue medium format camera, produced in a fair way. The camera not only freezes experiences but also generates them. The development process of the pictures will be revolutionized and can thus create a new experience. Also the handling of the camera meets the claim of creating experiences. The motto of Leica, to “focus on the essential“, is reflected by the product and the experience design.

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film advance

focusing ring


fold-out viewfinder

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aperture ring

shutter speed dial shutter release button depth-of-field preview button

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anodized aluminium


How It Works

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leica unique moments

2 film processing tanks 1 developing tank 1 fixation tank


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developing or fixation

remove film from the processing tank

leica unique moments

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reel film spiral with direct positive photo paper (6x6cm / 8 pictures)

watch the

animation on my website

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http://www.elisabeth-schmeissl.com/


Prototyping

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leica unique moments

After finishing the animation, I built a fast proportion mock–up in two nights


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leica unique moments


Kilobaser / DNA Synthesiser

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2015 - present

DNA Synthesiser • status: work in progress • product design project with Briefcase Biotec GmbH • teamwork with Ahmet Akdag • personal project


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kilobaser

Work In Progress

During this project my teampartner and I made a lot of research, sketches by hand and Photoshop, different versions of the product and mock–ups. Through the mockups we tested the handling and ergonomics. Between the different steps we always had presentations and meetings with the team of Briefcase Biotec. We gained different experiences through this project, for example communication with engineers and experts of other fields.


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kilobaser


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kilobaser

Work In Progress / Meetings, Presentations


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kilobaser

latest version

4 different versions

And Testing


kilobaser

How It Works After starting the synthesiser the chip has to be inserted and the data has to be entered on the display. The reagents from the cartridge will be mixed on the chip which produces a DNA strand. The chip has to be exchanged after every operation. Therefore the upper lever needs to be moved back and the drawer has to be pulled out. The cartridge has to be changed after a few working steps. For that reason the lower lever needs to be moved up. Now the cartridge can easily be changed. The completed DNA strand is located in a little vessel out of plastic behind the DNA output door.

display

DNA o

benefits of the product • more sustainable, because it needs much less reagents which are often extremly toxic • considerably faster • simpler at practice • cheaper

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handle


upper lever

kilobaser

chip drawer

output

lower lever

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cartridge with reagents


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kilobaser

To Be Continued...

chip


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kilobaser


Philips DIY Collection Tofumaker / Cooking

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2015

Tofumaker • cooperation partner: Philips • topic: cooking with air • focus: ergonomics • individual work • FH JOANNEUM • duration: 4 months


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g With Air


Vegan Lifestyle Great Britain: 5000 more vegetarians each week

Germany: 4000 more vegetarians each week

tofumaker

2009 = 1% vegans 2015 = 4% vegans

online interest /big community

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1 pound meet = water consumption of 6 months taking a shower

20% of the Amazonian rainforest is already cleared, because of keeping of farm animals

factory farming = 18% of all greenhouse gases worldwide treaffic = 13% of all greenhouse gases

vegan diet abates the risk of heartinfects and diabetes


Brand And Market Analysis objective

core values

subjective

international

progressive

sustainable

wide range of products

innovative

pleasant

ambitious

down-to-earth

continuous use of forms

creative

tofumaker

constant progress

quality

innovative

TOFU MAKER TOFU PRESS SOY MILK MAKER

simple

flashy

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conservative / traditional


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tofumaker

Who Will Use It? general:

eating / cooking:

interests:

what is important for her:

• dentist • 37 years old • single mother • lives in a suburb

• vegan • seasonal • organic • own herbs

• hiking • gardening • further education • reading

• her daughter • sustainability • independence • recreation in nature


What Are The Problems? you never know exactly which ingredients are included tofu, etc. is expensive too much salt in convenience food

self-made meals are time consuming not many products on offer convenience food often sold as meat replacement

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tofumaker

Storyboard


tofumaker

How It Works must

can

must not

• tofu production • food preparation • rapidity • intuitivly operated • ergonomic

• work automatically • mix in spices and herbs • eco-friendly materials • community • app, remote control

• complex cleaning • being complex • same or less effort of time

01.) Remove technical part.

04.) Add abherent and spices.

02.) Pour soymilk in the container.

05.) Operate the winder once in order to stir everything well. The device will inform you when it get’s time to press the tofu.

07.) The tofu will be dissected and after pressing baked automatically (if desired).

03.) Close container. Press “Start” (on the display above) Soymilk is being heated perfectly.

08.) Use the sieve to convey the finished tofu onto the plate. Extract the jar and the sieve to rinse them.

06.) Reboot the sieve by winding

technical parts

sieve tofu

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cup crank soya whey spindle drive

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heating coil


tofumaker

Ideation And Mock–ups

polystyrene foam and paper

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moods


Final Design / Components And Material The crank and the power connector are stored in slots. After use the crank and the container can be removed easily and washed in the dish washer. The power connector is fixed through magnets such as the whole top-part with the electronics in it.

ceramic

metal and enamel 350 mm

tofumaker

display

textile wire

bamboo

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storage (crank)


display

ventilation slots

electronics

crank

tofumaker

blower heating coil upper sieve

spindle drive

lower sieve

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heating coil

slot for the crank


120 mm

tofumaker

Interface And Ergonomic Refinement

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right-hander

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left-hander


tofumaker

The touchdisplay is provided on the top of the object. It has a simple interface with one special option. There is a button in the general options which turns the display round 180 degree. So if you are a left handed person you can turn the product around and turn the crank with your left hand. So it has a universial design for right and left handed users.

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30 mm


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tofumaker

Natural Environment


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tofumaker

Prototyping


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tofumaker


Cardboard - Chair / One Piece

05 2015

cardboard - chair • task: building a cardboard chair without glue or other materials • individual work • FH JOANNEUM • duration: 2 - 3 weeks

The assignment was to create a chair made of cardboard, without using any materials such as glue or similar. We were given a specific amount of corrugated cardboard stripes in a certain size. Another criterion of the task was to optimally use the features of the cardboard material. My aim was to construct the whole chair out of one piece of cardboard. Therefore, I came up with a special cut and folding pattern, the origin of which was a circle. Further, the seating surface consists of solely one part, which gained its form through cuts, folding and plugging.

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The chair is eminently suitable for enjoying a cozy read in the living room or playing console games in front of the TV.


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brief project


Packaging For Flaschenpost

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packaging • task: construct a packaging with a second life • individual work • FH JOANNEUM • duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Flaschenpost is a project by my former school colleague and diploma project partner Elisabeth Tschavgova and her team colleagues. Flaschenpost sells drinking bottles online in cooperation with SOS Kinderdorf (a charitable institution to help parentless children). Part of the profit is donated to the SOS Kinderdorf.

AN: Stafflerstra§e 10a, 6020 Innsbruck Austria

ABS.:

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Musterstra§e 42 8010 Graz Austria

jeden Tag eine gute Tat

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Ich bin keine gewšhnliche Verpackung! Mit mir kannst du jeden Tag ein kleine Heldentat begehen. Lass mich bitte auch weiterhin Gutes tun und die Umwelt schonen. Verwende mich als Sparbox und sobald ich randvoll mit deinem Kleingeld bin schick mich doch bitte an das SOS Kinderdorf, damit ich den Kindern auch weiterhin ein lachen ins Gesicht zaubern kann. Du musst mich nur wie die Anleitung zeigt falten (dauert nur 1min) und schon bin ich bereit. Zum Schluss klebe einfach dein Adressfeld auf das Absenderfeld und es wird die Adresse des SOS Kinderdorfes darunter hervorkommen. Ich freue mich schon auf die gemeinsame Zeit mit dir.

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hier ziehen ;)


brief project

This project is about going easy on the world’s resources and helping the children in SOS Kinderdorf. The product Flaschenpost carries a big factor of charity, a factor the packaging has to reflect. Therefore, the packaging offers a special but simple folding system, which allows an easy transformation from the packaging to a coin bank. In this coin bank, the client collects pocket change and sends the full coin bank to SOS Kinderdorf. Only an address label has to be rearranged. Thus, one did already do good twice by buying the bottle. The coin bank will be unfolded at SOS Kinderdorf, painted by the children as thanks and then returned to the client. As a result, a majority of the packaging will not be disposed.

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My project was to create a packaging for these drinking bottles. The name of the project is: “One good deed every day!”


The modular furniture elements were developed together with children and offer great possibilities for experimenting with and in space. Whether as a classic table-chair combination, as stools for adults, as a grocery store or a shelf for books.

MAXintheBOX

Développé avec les enfants, le mobilier modulaire MAXintheBOX laisse une grande liberté d’action et d’expérimentation aux enfants. Une table, une chaise, une épicerie, une étagère à livres ou un tabouret pour les adultes.

MAXintheBOX

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Das modulare Spielmöbel wurde gemeinsam mit Kindern entwickelt und bietet großen Freiraum für Experimente. Ob als Tisch-Sessel Kombination, Kaufmannsladen, Regalablage für Bücher oder als Hocker für Erwachsene.

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Développé avec les enfants, le mobilier modulaire MAXintheBOX laisse une grande liberté d’action et d’expérimentation aux enfants. Une table, une chaise, une épicerie, une étagère à livres ou un tabouret pour les adultes.

MAXintheBOX

MAXintheBOX

MAXintheBOX

The modular furniture elements were developed together with children and offer great possibilities for experimenting with and in space. Whether as a classic table-chair combination, as stools for adults, as a grocery store or a shelf for books.

MAXintheBOX 

Das modulare Spielmöbel wurde gemeinsam mit Kindern entwickelt und bietet großen Freiraum für Experimente. Ob als Tisch-Sessel Kombination, Kaufmannsladen, Regalablage für Bücher oder als Hocker für Erwachsene.

www.maxinthebox.com Größe = 36/36/36 cm Gewicht = 4kg/ Möbel www.maxinthebox.com Größe = 36/36/36 cm Gewicht = 4kg/ Möbel

I designed a new packaging for this children‘s furniture. The task was to create two different, but complementing packaging-parts for each component of the furniture.

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• individual work • freelancer at Perludi GmbH

MAXintheBOX

The packaging was produced and is being used by Perludi. MAXintheBOX

MAXintheBOX

MAXintheBOX

MAXintheBOX is a children‘s furniture made by the company Perludi and serves as seating accommodation in the first place. It consists of two components, which complement each other.

cardboard - packaging for MAXintheBOX by Perludi GmbH

Through this project, I learned a lot about the development of sewing patterns, dialogue and communication with companies and composing a layout. Additionally, I could improve my abilities in Illustrator and InDesign. MAXintheBOX

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Packaging For MAXintheBOX

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great design for small people www.perludi.com

MAXintheBOX

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packaging


Suumi

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2012 - 2013

08 modular children´s furniture • diploma project • cooperation with Thomas Maitz from Perludi GmbH • teamwork with Elisabeth Tschavgova • HTBLVA Ortwein Graz


www.perludi.com

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great design for small people


Briefing

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suumi

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• supporting the children’s conception of space • room for a free mindset • satisfy ergonomical requirements • being safe • for children from 3 years • high quality

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• teaching colours • sustainable materials • affordable • stackable • playful learning

must not

• being heavy • toxic materials


History, Development and Ergonomics

suumi

My teampartner and I did a lot of research at the beginning. It contains the history of furniture and rooms for kids, existing kindergartens and furniture concepts, ergonomical requirements, theory of colours, physical and mental development. We also had interviews with kindergarten teachers, nannys and parents. Besides that we got constantly feedback from our cooperation partner Thomas Maitz and our tutors.

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brain - substance in grams / birth - 15th year of age

change of the spine

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suumi

Ideation And Concepts


Mock-ups And Testing

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We drew the conclusion, that our draft was perfectly fitted for supporting the children’s conception of space, as the arrangement of the furniture represents a kind of 3D-puzzle. Additionally, the pedagogical employees can playfully teach colours with the aid of the multicoloured half-spheres.

suumi

During the course of our diploma project, my partner and I did extensive research and visited kindergartens and nannies in order to talk to them and to test our models together with the children.


Design and Arrangements

The main issue in this concept was to build a room for a free mindset of the children and to support their fantasy. To reach this aim we chose a simple geometric form, which is built from two trapezia as top and front view and a parallelogram as side view.

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suumi

The name SUUMI derives from the girls-name Sumi, which means “the cunning�. And exactly this word fits the modular children’s furniture perfectly.

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470 mm


ledge

wood

connector

suumi

part of the connection system

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The safety of the shelf construction is ensured by the elaborate connection system. Positive and negative half-spheres intertwine with each other and it makes no difference how the components are arranged, the half-spheres always interlock.


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suumi

Design and Arrangements

The object seems to be simple but behind this simplicity you can find some incredible refinement. The objects show their strengths in a modular system, you can arrange the modules how ever you want, so there are many possibilities.


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suumi

For example seating arrangements in half circles, a full circle or in a straight line. Beside this you can use the furniture as shelfs, room divider etc. In conclusion: with SUUMI, a whole kindergarten can be furnished.


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suumi

Model Making

After we finished our model, my partner and I took the furniture to a nanny. There we completed our project by testing Suumi together with a three year old boy. He carried the furniture around and played with it.


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suumi

In Action


The Bender

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2011

tricycle for adults • competition „Novum Buche“ • The competition’s aim was to create an innovative usage for beechwood on a daily basis. • teamwork with Alexander Imre • HTBLVA Ortwein Graz


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the bender

Concept

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The Bender is a tricycle for adults, which uses the pliability of the beech to build a flexible frame for the tricycle. Model for this design were the chairs made by Thonet. The frame consists of two symmetrical bentwoods, which are connected by a metal rod and a bolt.


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the bender

The swinging arm represents the distinctiveness of the handlebars. This enables an optical loosening of the design. The seating surface, which is made of the traditional Viennese braiding, is oriented towards the brand Thonet and the Viennese coffee house culture.


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the bender

Measurements


the bender

20 cm

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17 cm

60 cm

26 cm

36 cm

66 cm

42 cm

122 cm


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contact details

Thank You

Name: Elisabeth SchmeiĂ&#x;l Adress: Annenstrasse 33 8020 Graz Austria Date of Bearth: 02.09.1993


contact details

Mobile Phone: +43 (0) 660 12 21 669 E-Mail: elisabeth.schmeissl@gmail.com Website: www.elisabeth-schmeissl.com Behance: Elisabeth Schmeissl Issuu: Elisabeth Schmeissl

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