LUCIA CARON PRODUCT DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Quando un personaggio è nato, acquista subito una tale indipendenza anche dal suo stesso autore, che può esser da tutti immaginato in tant’altre situazioni in cui l’autore non pensò di metterlo, e acquistare anche, a volte, un significato che l’autore non si sognò mai di dargli!
Luigi Pirandello - Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore
ENGLISH TRADUCTION When a character is born, he immediately acquires such independence even from his own author, who can be imagined by everyone in so many other situations in which the author did not think of putting it, and sometimes even buying a meaning that the author never dreamed of giving it! Luigi Pirandello - Six characters in search of an author
Hi, I am Lucia! My approach to design starts from a deep research about people and situations to better understand what is at the base and extract the essential elements that allow me to find a solution. At the same time I always try to keep my mind open to be inspired by every little thing interesting because often the answer is before our eyes! So I like to design useful objects, that solve a problem and that transmit a message / emotion, that tell a short story of humanity.
EDUCATION 2010 Liceo Classico Vittorio Alfieri 2015 (TO) - Classic Studies for Communication 2016 IAAD Istituto d’Arte 2018 Applicata e Design (TO) Product Design Department
WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES 2009 Minibasket coach at Torino 2017 Teen Basket 2014 One-week journalims stage at newspaper “La Stampa” 2016 Two-months experience of volunteering in Mato Grosso (Brazil) 2017 Participation at workshop MinD, Mad in Design 2017 Three-months stage at architecture and design studio Lana+Savettiere 2017 Special mention at contest “Targa Rodolfo Bonetto” FROM Work at the technical office 2018 of a company that deals with finishing treatments (lacquering and metallization)
SKILLS CAD Rhinoceros ADOBE Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Premiere
RENDERING Keyshot Vray per Rhinoceros Autodesk Showcase OFFICE Word Excel Power Point 3D PRINT FDM SLA
DAILY BEAUTY MATES FERRARI INTERIORS
RUNTASTIC BY NIGHT
DAILY BEAUTY MATES
Italian women that have difficulty to putting on make-up
Rheumatic and osteoarticular diseases
Multiple sclerosis Hemiplegia
Neurological diseases of the Central Nervous System
Osteoarthritis / arthritis Osteoporosis
What is the value of makeup for a woman?
Daily gesture is not essential to the performance of the primary activities of life, but that assumes the same importance
Expressing oneâ€™s own femininity and enhancing oneâ€™s own image
Acquire greater self-confidence
DAILY BEAUTY MATES
Simplify the make-up activity to allow women who are affected by diseases that limit the use of upper limbs to acquire again self-confidence and to get closer to everyday life and autonomy
STRENGHT ergonomics of the handle
easiness of opening
Give support points on the face
COORDINATION greater precision in the application
Ergonomics of the handle
Enlargement of the packaging
Presence of a foothold that facilitates application
Materials: - Soft touch for gripping points - Copper metalization realized by sputtering technology
Decorative fan element used as a guide for use
LIPSTICK In this object the form strictly follows the function: the base is softer and more rounded to follow the curves of the hand holding it, while going up the body flattens to make it easier to use.
The particular top’s inclination allows the lipstick to rest comfortably in the hollow of the chin and then spread it horizontally.
curvature following the finger shape
27 mm ergonomic curvature On the back there are two magnets to mantain the cap open during use
MASCARA Mascara has many differences compared to the normal ones both in the opening and in the application. Also in this case the package has been enlarged both in height and width to allow for a firmer grip.
Thanks to the wheel you have a support point on the face that allows you to apply the mascara with a vertical movement
closing 1/4 turn
The brush is parallel to the lashes so as not to have to pull up the arm to spread the mascara thus simplifying the gesture
TROUSSE For the trousse has been designed a very simple opening which replaces the small cut present on most of the trousses diffused today, impossible to open for those with a motor deficit in the upper limbs.
The trousse thickness has been increased up to 15 mm, while the width has changed slightly.
So the trousse opens simply pulling the block thanks to a spring in the hinge that constitutes the snap mechanism.
A spring is integrated into the hinge to allow the cover to open by clicking
width 100 mm
lower non-slip surface
BRUSH The main problem of usual brushes is the reduced thickness of the handle, so in this case I mainly worked on the ergonomics of the grip which will be unique, but equipped with interchangeable heads.
The shape of this product has been totally redesigned both in size and in the trajectory followed by the curves.
The decoration at the front indicates where to place the thumb
heads perpendicular to the face
metallic base for the heads The heads, already directed towards the personâ€™s face, are blocked thanks to a magnet
CONCEPT Realization of two color and trim proposals on a hypothetical review of the Ferrari Testarossa 250.
Exaltation of materials and finishes
Research of texture and material
Color matching research
PREMISE The bathroom is the most intimate and deepest place in the house. It’s the place of transformation, where the masks rise before going outside the warmth and safety of our nest and at the same time it is also the place where at the end of the day the body is freed from every “artifice” to return to our true essence.
The mirror is the key subject of this metamorphosis. In front of it the most controversial feelings collide: vanity and shame, security and surprise. Its objective gaze does not judge or comment, it simply assists silently in the manifestation of our soul.
In this space the references to the reflecting surface are many: thereâ€™s the mirror of water in the bath, a round mirror in the make up area, another one fragmented near the entrance and all the chrome faucets.
The characteristic inclination of Magnitudo Collection faucets, combined with the chromed metal, reveals the secondary function of the mirror, which makes possible a perfect mimesis of the object in the environment without making it pass unnoticed.
The grand door slowly emerges from the deep intimacy of the bathroom, accompanying with its gentle rotary movement the passage through a small corridor that, between the wooden planks, begins to reveal the external reality.
Naos, Antares, Vega e Sirio. These are the names of the four components of Magnitudo Collection, that owe their name to some of the brightest stars of the Milky Way: just as the stars reflect the light of the sun, the taps sparkle reflecting the light of the surrounding environment.
Collection Sink ANTARES
Bidet NAOS Pression control
Shower SIRIO Temperature control
DIRECT OBJECT ANALYSIS
RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS
Types and properties
BRIEF To design an object that shreds the pepper and / or salt Wood
CONSTRAINTS HISTORY AND TRADITION
Quantity feedback India
Minced different dimensions
CONCEPT A ritual is a set of actions that, in the whole of their succession, take on a particular value. This is the starting point of my project, as the name suggests. Thus, following an ancient gesture that refers to the tradition of the place of origin of pepper (India), Ritual has as its ultimate goal the experience of a perfect tasting of the raw material.
COMPONENTS The Sheesham wood refers to the place of origin of pepper (India), is resistant and difficult to attack by worms. It is used for the components to give a pleasant feel to the touch.
The untreated granite recalls the tools of the past and allows an excellent preservation of the raw material
tray to pour the pepper into the dish
lid for pepper
female grinder lid for the teaspoon
teaspoon for measuring pepper
Lift the covers
Grind by moving the male grinder back and forth
Choose and dose pepper with the teaspoon
Push the powder into the central tray with your fingers or the teeth at the ends of the male grinder
Choose minced dimension
Remove the tray with two fingers and put pepper in your dish
The two semicircles at the ends of the tray allow you to take it easily
The male grinder is rough in the lower part, while on the sides there are teeth of the two ground sizes
The female grinder is divided into two zones according to the size in which the pepper is to be ground and has 3 holes in which to store different types of spices
The two lids are opened thanks to a semicircle hole cut in the wood
FLOW + GREEN NETWORK
BRIEF Making a technological and cultural innovation for shared urban mobility timing
real-time information traffic security
bad weather costs entice to sharing
transport of objects
info on most popular and enlightened places and vehicles by night protected waiting points
more use less pay sharing lowers costs different types of vehicles according to need
Actually water vehicles are not suitable for a sharing mobility Technologic innovation
system as they are still seen as playful and occasional
Need of a vehicle that makes the most of rivers
Need to encourage the use Cultural innovation
The ecological aspect of using
of sharing services as still
sharing services is not highlighted
many people wary
CONCEPT FLOW is a pedal-assisted pedalos sharing service, designed for those who prefer to feel free from urban traffic and more surrounded by nature. It is suitable for all the people that frequent the city for work, leisure and tourism.
APP Like all mobility sharing services, Flow has an application through which you can rent it and find the nearest available
Thereâ€™s also the possibility to get a card that you can use to unlock the pedalo when your mobile phone is out of charge
DETAILS OF USE The little screen placed next to the seats is used to enter the unlock code of the pedalo and as a map during the journey
The lock bar connected to the turret anchors the pedalo to the dock with a magnetic lock
In the front door there are 2 life jackets to wear before departure
On the step thereâ€™s a a surface of almond aluminum to avoid slipping while getting on
The pedalo is equipped with white front and red rear lights when used in the dark or with fog
Flow has an electric engine for the assisted pedaling which, thanks to a torque converter, exponentially increases pedaling power based on the pressure placed on the pedals by the feet
The rudder can be controlled from both positions and has a mechanical link that allow to turn in the same direction in which the bar is aimed
The perforated nylon seats have some holes that facilitate water drainage. At the bottom there are two tracks to adjust the distance from the pedals
To design a system of products with different interaction possibilities
Weapon Cultural origins
ANALYSIS PRIMARY FUNCTION
How to create an air movement?
PRODUCTS EXISTING SPECIFIC
Tangential Fan Helix rotation
Axial Adjustable Movement
OTHER OBJECTS THAT MOVE AIR Airplane Wings operation study
Study of air flows
CONCEPT Flight is a collection of ceiling fans that comes from the desire to combine the functional aspect of the object with the playful one. Tha characteristic shape of an airplane, as well as a game, also refers to the physical principle that inspired its realization.
A loop has been placed on the shell that rotates on itself to prevent the thread from twisting by turning.
The LAMP allows the attachment to the ceiling (and therefore the passage of the electric current), the rotation of the fan and obviously illuminates the room.
The fan is composed if a few pieces that are easy to assemble and produce
HOW IT WORKS
The particular inclination of the wings and their considerable size favor the descent of the air coiming from the helix slightly inclined among the vertical axis and therefore its diffusion in the room.
When the airplane is turned on, driven by the air generated by the helix, it rotates on the rail above the lamp.
The switch consists of a lever for switching the light on and off and a wheel for adjusting the fan
“When you walk on earth after flying, you will look at the sky because you’ve been there and there you want to come back” Leonardo da Vinci
RUNTASTIC BY NIGHT
BRIEF Reinterpret the theme of the light bulb AREAS OF USE
HOT TO CREATE ENERGY
From kinetics energy
Energy without cables
Witricity Piezoelectric energy Punctual light Gardens Streets
Parks and squares Swimming pool
SENSE OF MEMBERSHIP OF A COMMUNITY
LIGHT AS A VISUAL RAPRESENTATION OF ENERGY
CONCEPT Runtastic by night is a light for runners who don’t let the dark stop them to go running and at the same time don’t want to renounce at personal security. The product also aims to create a concrete community of night runners.
HOW IT WORKS
Fiber optic cables for position light and community recognition: they change color according to the level of the runner (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
Front white depth light with 2 intensity levels
Red rear light intermittently
Flash to dazzle attackers
White light to illuminate the ground
FRONT LIGHT Door for battery insertion
Track to adjust the height of the front
ON/OFF control and
The bib closes with a simple strap positioned behind the bulb
Logo Runtastic backlit and
Detail of battery door open
Air vents for LEDs
INSOLE AND APPLICATION
Attack on the shoe
Battery Battery door Piezoelectric system
Create your profile
Monitor your work outs and the charge of the battery
Create your group of night runners to go running together
Challenge your companions
Check the other groups nearby to arrange a meeting
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
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