OSCAR SALGUERO PORTFOLIO 2012 industrial design
VOLE SHOES WHAT CAN A PAIR OF SHOES DO? Taken for granted in developed countries, in Haiti shoes can build the future...
Honorable mention INDEX Design Challenge 2010
a rural Haitian family... Mom makes less
than $1 a day Canâ€™t afford shoes
Foodborne diseases Canâ€™t attend school Low self-esteem
“In Haiti, of primary school age children are not enrolled in school”
“Kids are required to go to school wearing shoes”
“Even the poorest people would want to have a shoe [rather than a sandal].”
No Shoes = No Education
commonly not recycled prevalent in Haiti (used for strikes) easy to cut and shape!
1 bike tire = 8 shoe soles
bike tires were easy to manipulate, readily available and very durable!
In order to make a simple shoe I referred to medieval shoe templates to construct simple prototypes
Initial renders and research on kidâ€™s shoes made us focus on an
easy fastening system and heel support.
first 3 models original 3 models explored different ways to construct the shoe and address the fastening system.
one template, too weak
3 templates, stronger
rubber opening, too fragile
inner liner = more structure
Materials 1 2 3 4 5
outer layer: duck cloth & button inner layer: duck cloth & stitching insole: manufactured separately midsole: 2 layers of interfacing sole: bike tire
Strapping wing eliminates shoelaces and provides large opening to easily slide foot.
Custom buttonâ€™s hook, inspired by Haitiâ€™s geographic shape. Alternatives such as standard buttons or bent stainless steel buttons can also be used.
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An average of 8 soles can be made from a single tire
â€œApparel exports accounted for two-thirds of the countryâ€™s total exports in 2008â€? economywatch.com
business model The textile factories in Haiti provide adequate tooling and training. Shoes made for school children are given as charity while the remaining become an export.
1 Importing 2 Processing 3 Distribution 4 Manufacturing 5 Collection A sustainable industry is much needed in Haiti, a country constantly devastated by natural disasters and inefficient organizational resources.
education, sanitation, progress, beauty, pride, empowerment
LOPHII BIKE HOW CAN WE UPDATE A CLASSIC? The Lophii Bike is an experiment on redesigning the storage as well as seating integration on a bike. Inspiration was taken from Calatrava bridges, fish movement and weaving.
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ANTHROPROMETIC STUDY [for the 50th percentile person]
Posture studies determined the perfect location of the seat in relation to the pedal and the steering bar. The upright position allows for better visibility and comfort during the ride
seat formed by the intersection of silk cables through the bike’s unique hoop design
Final design The potential of the bike lies on its innovative seat/ storage unit, and the back wheel steering
DIMENSIONS Wheel sizes: 29in & 12in
STORAGE For parcels of different sizes.
PEDALS Adjustable to fit diff. leg lenghts.
VISIBLE AT NIGHT RIDING THROUGH THE CITY
LIGHT BULB PACKAGING BULB PACKAGING REDUCING PACKAGING MATERIAL This light bulb packaging finds inspiration from ancient Japanese egg packaging in order to create a new method of protection and aesthetic enhancement
Initial exploration used paper templates to create different shapes to contain the light bulbs
VS Japanese Egg packaging was the main inspiration due to its beauty + function.
STURDILY HOUSES 3 LIGHT BULBS
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Almost the same amount of material for 3 bulbs
OPENING IS FUN & INSPIRED BY JAPANESE GIFTS
RIP THEM OUT FROM THE PACKAGE AS NEEDED
ANT GLUE TRAP HOW CAN WE MAKE TRAPS BEAUTIFUL? The Can Can Ant Glue Trap introduces the Can Can pattern in a very lethal yet beautiful manner. Initially invisible to the eye, the pattern will be revealed as more ants fall prey on the sticky path.
Runner-up in international design competition: MARCEL WANDERS Pattern Play Design Contest 2012
KING MANATEE PROCESS: DESIGN A CHARACTER Using automotive clay, this manatee toy prototype features a stylized manatee with a snorkel. The model has the intention of becoming the mold for a pool foam toy to teach kids how to swim.
Construction skeleton using custom sized MDF boards + thermoformed plastic.
Sketches + original front/side/bottom views.
SANDABLES REDEFINING SANDING SANDABLES are moldable sand paper blocks that come in different grits and can adapt to difficult shapes (corners, complex curves, etc) previously impossible to achieve. The design process was possible with the Quirky online community.
COMMUNITY RESEARCH WHAT DO YOU USE SANDPAPER FOR?
WHAT TYPE OF SANDPAPER GRIT DO YOU USE?
150-250 GRIT: 63%
WHAT TASKS ARE THE MOST COMMON?
CORNERS, TIGHT SPOTS: 78%
WHAT MATERIAL DO YOU USE IT FOR?
ALL WASTEFUL AND QUITE LIMITED IN USE.
CONCEPT REFINEMENT 25 votes
357 votes Combining the polycaprolactone. Making sure it hardens & bonds. Mixing it with sand particles. Finishing the bonding.
Original (non-mixed) Polycaprolactone
Mixed with tiny rocks
Mixed with gravel from construction
Mixed with 1 spoon of sand
Saturated mix with sand
Mix with purple sand art
THE PROCESS 1.
1. Combining the polycaprolactone. 2. Making sure it hardens & bonds. 3. Mixing it with sand particles. 4. Finishing the bonding. 5. When hot, place against shape. 6. Once hardened it can be used many times.
Showcasing such transformative material was a difficult challenge.
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Flat puzzle pieces Aesthetically interesting but too abstract.
Capsule container Similar shapes was good for uniformity but it was difficult to differentiate new grits.
Three grits combo 3 grits clearly separated in a handheld size.
220 grit (very fine)
220 grit (very fine)
120 grit (fine)
80 grit (medium)
NENDO INTERNSHIP LEARNING CRAFT Nendo is a studio led by Oki Sato and is characterized by its minimal yet witty approach to materials and everyday design. While I interned there I learned many innovative material techniques as well as aesthetics in a fast-paced environment.
3D render chair using welded steel rods 79x52x57cm
SoftBank is THE biggest mobile phone company in Japan. This concept allows an iPad stand to be soft and shapeable.
Shivering Bowls for KAMA Sex & Design Exhibiton in Milan. Exploring the idea of touch and sensitive materials.
Published on Feb 6, 2013