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PRODUCT SPACE

DESIGN PORTFOLIO

by:

GERARD PIERA Selected works: 2016-2017


WHO I AM..

My name is Gerard Piera Arrufat. I am 22 years old and I’m from Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city. That’s the city where I was born, where I have always lived, and it is where my friends and my family live. Also, it is a place where I can explore myself in a professional way. Regarding the studies, I started focusing on the more technological and engineering branch and later I decided to get into the world of creativity and design. Furthermore, it is important to connect the technical part with the more artistic one. I think that it makes me get a more global vision of design, in terms of co-design, co-production, co-manufacturing, etc.The reason I made this change was due to the simple curiosity and desire to express myself with my own creations, which are always related with product and space design.

This portfolio is a complilation of some works that starts in a more testing and explorating area where It is treat with arts and crafts. After that, it shows a more comunication view of products in addition of the more conceptual space projects. Which are always vinculated each other and also with graphic comunicaticn. During that time I have been able to see that design and art are disciplines that make people get closer and, sometimes they even make us think over more things that we are not used to. The fact of being part of it and being able to take decisions makes me feel motivated, because it is such a great responsibility. It’s us, the designers, who will have the ability to create emotions, concerns and solutions for society.


Education / Formation 1999 – 2013

Lestonnac School of Barcelona. ESO and technologyc High-school

2013 – 2014

A year Degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering at the University Pompeu Fabra.

2015 – 2017 (currently)

3rd Degree in Design at the Elisava Design

Other courses

Basketball referee training course, from the Catalan Basketball Federation

GERARD PIERA ARRUFAT 27/06/1995 Pg. Sant Joan, 27 2n 3a. 08010 Barcelona e-mail: g.piera13@gmail.com Tel.: 93 265 62 67 / 680 977 439 Driving licence B

and Engineering School of Barcelona.

Child and juvenile leisure monitor course, at the Free Sun School

Laboral experience 2013 – Currently

April 2015 (2 weeks)

2014-2015

Basketball Referee of the Catalan Basketball Federation.

Catalan

Native

Spanish

Native

Child and teenager Instructor:

Englisg

B2.1

- La Granja, Farm School in Palautordera. (P) monitoring leisure activities, game organizer, entertainer.

- Scout Grouping and Guide (AEIG) Sant Antoni

Professional skills

- La Calderon School Camp. Company: 7-i-Tria.

InDesign

- Campus Barcelona Pro Basketball.

Illustrator

Support monitor, assistant, intendant.

June 2015 (2 weeks) July 2015 (2 weeks) July 2016 (4 weeks)

Monitor and Basketball Coach.

Photoshop

- Esplai “El Bon Recer”. Summer camp

Rhinoceros

responsible monitor and manager of the sports competition.

July 2017 (5 weeks)

Languages

- English Summer Camps “EIX ESTELS” Monitor of adventure summer camp.

Keyshot


TABLE OF CONTENTS

01 TESTING AREA

02 LIGHTING COLORS

03 PRODUCT DESIGN

04 SPACE DESIGN


01

TESTING AREA SHAPES, MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES The perception

The way we use materials to generate certain content will simultaneously lead to perceptual interpretation in a tactile and visual way. The shape and colors determine the visual tension where the eye will focus on.


RIGIDITY, INCONSISTENCY, FLEXIBILITY, MALLEABILITY Pasta Workshop

This work is based on investigating the possibilities of a material and demonstrating the appearance of certain physical qualities or abilities.


VISUAL ROUTE THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF NATURE The sculpture

Making a tribute to nature, this work begins with the idea of giving continuity to all the faces of the cube. The final result gives the corresponding importance to each element that forms the totality of the object.


02

LIGHTING COLORS COLORS ARE CONTAINERS OF EMOTIONS Illuminating some sensations

The colors are a great clue to the intentions of the people. On the other hand, light is the fact that makes the colors of materials appear, disappear, or simply change their tone. In this section we relate both concepts through photography, product and space works.


THE COLOR COMUNITY CONCERT HALL / NIGHTCLUB Material fusion

From the possibilities offered by a lot of straws, this work starts with the requirement to apply in a different way all the colors of the chromatic circle in a specific volume. the first idea was to use the superposition of complementary colored straws to generate new colors. The concept was to make a leisure space as a “Nightclub� built by large columns of light adaptable according to the musical style.


THE COLOR COMUNITY MUSICAL LAMP From space to a product

The space model Dim: 15,15,15 [cm] becomes a musical lamp. Through diffusion templates, the lamp adapts to different musical styles such as: Pop, Jazz, Reggae and Electro music.


PRODUCT COMUNICATION Spicy Fork

Through the technique of light painting and other more literal proposal... The work mix two concepts (daily object with a flavor) to communicate a product with certain attributes and characteristics.


LIGHT PAINTING La tècnica utilitzada per les diferents il·lustracions. Pintar amb la llum és la técnica de colorejar i donar volum a una forma mitjçantçant la llum i la fotografia. En aquest cas la forma de la forquilla s’ha realitzat a partir d’un troquelat de cartolina de color. Així, conseguim un suport que podem manipular junt la llum i diferents difusors, per realitzar els diferents episodis il·lustratius.

SPICY FOR K Una de les formes més habituals de percebre la sensació “spiicy”, o gust picant, és el foc. I és pels seus efectes inmediats, que el picant proboca una cremor progressiva a la seva victima per tot l’aparell digestiu, principalment de la boca fins a l’esòfag.. Per a molts, el picant també és quelcom extrany, atrevit i fins i tot un punt psicodèlic i endimoniat. Aquí, poso el meu peu de pibot i proposo, junt l’objecte assignat, mourem dins d’una atmosfera satànica i apocaliptica. La roentor de la forquilla, pels seus colors intensos genera un caràcter pròpi de l’objecte que de forma poderosa i reivindicativa reclama el seu trionf, o potse l’infern per a la resta...


COMUNICATION PRODUCT Salty Fork

Through the preparation of a small set, in this case the fork must remain in a salty environment, similar to the moon. The work mix two concepts (daily object with a flavor) to communicate a product with certain attributes and characteristics.


03

PRODUCT DESIGN

RAY SPEAKER “LA RICARDA” PROJECT Design/ Comunication Proj.

It is proposed to design, prototype and present one or more objects for the interior or exterior of an outstanding construction of the history of twentieth century architecture in Catalonia.


LA RICARDA A VANGUARD PLACE Few History

Designed by the architect Antonio Bonet, in close collaboration with the owner Ricardo Gomis and his wife InĂŠs Bertrand Mata, the Gomis house, better known as La Ricarda, is perhaps the most emblematic work and in architectural terms the best example of Catalan Rationalism. The concept of beauty in this construction comes from two sources:

- The first is the design itself, which begins with the vaulted ceiling in perfect balance with the undulations of the surrounding pines, taking them from macro to micro in total harmony. - The second source is the kind of life that house with its design, provides its inhabitants.


FROM SKETCHES TO PREPARING PROTOTIPE Prototiping speaker

Once I have determined the idea of the speaker it is time to start the prototyping process. The model will have an electric circuit that will generate blue light as a bluetooth device using LEDs.


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USER EXPERIENCE: TACTILE DEVICE Terms of Usability

The user interacts with the speaker through the command zone. This zone works in a tactile way and has a special feature: the light bar indicates the volume level and it is adjustable by sliding your finger on it.


USER EXPERIENCE: VERSATILE DEVICE The 3 legs system Multi-position

This speaker has the ability to always be in the correct position. The 3 legs positioned in an equilateral manner are designed to provide multiple speaker positions. They also act as a shell to protect the body of the speaker. It is never in contact with the ground. On the other hand, the shape of the legs allows the speaker to be in a vertical and horizontal position, always being fixed. Finally, it is also presented as a handgrip system.


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Alzado General

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Alzado General

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Alzado Nombre plano: PIEZA COMANDOS

Grosor: 8mm D

Material:

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Ø22 Nombre plano: ESTRUCTURA INTERNA ALTAVOZ 12.5 Material: Polietileno de alta densidad (HDPE)

Proceso de fabricación: Inyección de plàstico

Planta

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Nombre plano: ESTRUCTURA INTERNA ALTAVOZ Material: Polietileno de alta densidad (HDPE) Proceso de fabricación: Inyección de plàstico 1.4

Sección A-A' 5.4

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04

SPACE DESIGN. SCENOGRAPHY SCENE ON WHEELS THEATRE SCENOGRAPHY Scenic Artifact Project

This work is presented as a scenography project for a real theater play. The place where it is going to be is in a concrete theater called Sala Beckett located in Barcelona.


“LET’S FORGET ABOUT BEING TOURISTS” SALA BECKETT Quick summary

Sala Beckett, located in the Poblenou district of Barcelona, is the theater where the play is represented. Therefore, we need to size the stage to begin to think in a scenic artifact for the play “Let’s forget about being a tourist”. The play is like a roadmovie that is located between Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. There are 2 actors and 2 actresses that dynamically represent 9 different scenes: - Interior scenes: Hotel, motel, Tia’s house, Fabian’s house - Outdoor scenes: Out of the Bus, in the middle of the road, up a hill.


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Plano

Planta General GN Núm. 1A

SALA BECKETT 2CULTURE

OLVIDEMONOS DE SER TURISTAS

ESPACIO

Sala Beckett


3D DRAWING


THEATRE PLAN


6.7

S.1

14.10

SECTION 1

2.65

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SECTION 2

GROUND FLOOR


FIRST FLOOR

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SECON FLOOR

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12.70

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STAGE ARTIFACT SYSTEM OF SLIDING DOORS Dynamic System

For the project it is necessary to: use a big single scenic artifact. Use the entire length of the room. Employ a common aesthetic for all scenes. Simple furniture. Coordinate colors according to scenes, environments and countries. Use a surprise factor with Dynamic Elements:

Through a system of sliding doors, the characters can move the doors to show or hide scenes. This system also offers the possibility of completing specific parts of the bus to make it more realistic. And make it all a Road Movie.


FINAL MODEL


GERARD PIERA e-mail

g.piera13@gmail.com

phone num. 680977439 web

geepiera.design.cat


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