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Ruben Constanรงo Design Portfolio


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Industrial Design 03 De La Espada High end Furniture Design 08 De La Espada Exhibition Production 10 Black Diamond Carbon Fiber Chair 13 Ørgreen Optics Eyewear concept collection 15 No Land in Sight Creating a self sustainable environment on a house boat 19 SEAT S.E.V. Car Concept 22 DJ Pan Cooking Device | MIDI Controller 23 Liquid Fusion Glass Workshop 27 Leg Rest Stool Reusing Old Materials Interaction Design 28 The Kittinger Project Wii Fit Game Concept Graphic Design 30 Ørgreen Christmas Tree Merry Christmas - Happy New Year Post Card 31 Ethnology Museum of Lisbon Wayfinding 33 GEN Typographic Illustration 34 Interview Remake Graphic Composition 35 Personal Works Graphic Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada High End Furniture Design Since summer of 2012 I’ve been responsible for

the

prototype

development

and

optimization for production of the majority products produce by De La Espada for their internationaly renowned product designers - Autoban; Matthew Hilton; Neri & Hu (Wallpaper Magazine nº22, World’s Top 100 Design Names and Influencers 2015); Luca Nichetto (Wallpaper Magazine nº99, World’s Top 100 Design Names and Influencers 2015); Benjamin Hubert; Søren Rose, among others.

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada Exhibition production Since August of 2012 I’ve been responsible for the production of De La Espada’s showrooms for the international

design

exhibitions

and

prototype

production and optimization - London Design Week 2012; Biennale Interieur Kortrijk - Belgium 2012; Maison et Object Paris 2013; ICFF New York 2013; Maison et Object Paris 2014; Stockholm Design Fair 2014 and ICFF New York 2014, Maison et Object Paris 2015.

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

De La Espada | From 2012 to Present Day | Industrial Design


Industrial Design

Black Diamond Carbon Fiber Chair Inspired by the beauty of Orchid flowers, the Black Diamond Chair aims to embody the organic softness of flower petals and strong iconic lines that draws the user in. Conceptualized to be light, thin and at the same time strong, Black Diamond is built out of carbon fiber layered sheets. The name for the chair came from a particular orchid created by the awarded orchid breeder Fred Clarke Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Black Diamond’ FCC/AOS.

April 2012 | Personal Work


Industrial Design

April 2012 | Personal Work


Industrial Design

Iconic Strong Lines that Draws the User In

April 2012 | Personal Work


Industrial Design

Ørgreen Optics Eyewear concept collection Having been awarded with a scholarship for an internship abroad by the INOV-ART* program, I worked as an intern for nearly 6 months for the Danish international known eyewear design company Ørgreen Optics, in Copenhagen. This is some of the work I’ve done during my internship, a concept collection where I showcase what I’ve learned about the art of designing eyewear and my ideas for new glasses that could be added to future collections.

*INOV-ART is an initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Portugal, fostered, managed and executed by DGArtes and funded by Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional, I.P.

Ørgreen Optics | July to December 2011 | INOV-ART 3rd edition program


Industrial Design

No Land in Sight Creating a self sustainable environment on a house boat No Land in Sight began as an exploration in how a self-sustainable environment could be fitted in a seaworthy houseboat, providing to its two users (persons with flexible jobs that don’t need a fixed address to perform them) the possibility of exploring the world without boundaries or, if they wish, stay away from civilization for long periods of time (up to 3 months). By delivering solutions that meet the users’ basic needs, the ties that hold them to shore could be diminished, making them less grid dependent. The final result was a 50” hydrofoil, kite sailboat inspired by marine life (manta rays and hammerhead sharks) as well as stealth vehicles. Using renewable energies (solar and wind) to power its different systems, the houseboat is fitted with a hydroponic garden that provides enough vegetables for a healthy subsistence during a long period offshore when integrated with fishing and provisions brought from shore; a retractable vertical wind turbine provides mechanical power for the mechanicalAHO | Spring Semester 2010 | Industrial Design Master Thesis


Industrial Design

vapour-compression desalination system that produces drinkable water for the garden’s nutrient solution and to the users needs, as well as h eat in the cold seasons, electric energy and aeration for speeding the biological waste breakdown managed by a compost reservoir, enabling up to 4 times more space than conventional waste reservoirs. Systems like the hydrofoils and the kite sail usually are used for their performance properties but in this houseboat concept they were selected for being able to enhance comfort and stability of boats when sailing. This self-sustainable houseboat gives you a glance in what could be a home of the future, a home you can bring with you, a home that gives you a new picture of the world everyday.

AHO | Spring Semester 2010 | Industrial Design Master Thesis


Industrial Design

AHO | Spring Semester 2010 | Industrial Design Master Thesis


Industrial Design

SEAT S.E.V. Car Concept Taking as a starting point the motto produce less produce different consumes less consume different, “A Car for the Modern Women� project was created as a deliver for a car design competition for the Spanish car brand SEAT and Automagazine in Portugal. Innovative ideas regarding new types of energy and smart materials were explored as well as the needs, likes and dislikes of modern women and they were gathered into a booklet that was delivered with a scale model of the car.

AHO | Autumn Semester 2009 | Technoform Studio Course


Industrial Design

AHO | Autumn Semester 2009 | Technoform Studio Course


Industrial Design

AHO | Autumn Semester 2009 | Technoform Studio Course


Industrial Design

DJ Pan Cooking Device | MIDI Controller The course deals with the interaction between new technology and advanced form generation. Having three key word concepts, the students had to create a physical product that should revolutionize the field of their studies. In common days, modern societies demonstrate a time decreasing spent in cooking and eating. Pre-made and fast-food drastically reduced the time spent in these two connected activities. My focus to resolve this problem relied in giving added values to the cooking, values that being “mixed� with the food preparation can return pleasure, social connection between people, whether in eating food together, whether in learning new menus and also defend a healthier way of eating. Play - a recurrent word in all the process of conceptualization, this can be viewed in the kitchen as playing with flavors, color, and smells, to achieve pleasurable food. Like food, music is social behavior that is deeply connected with the word play. You learn how to play musical instruments; you play music in your electronic devices wherever you go, symbol of the music and electronic culture globalization. All this musical activities are also a source of pleasure. AHO | Autumn Semester 2008 | Technoform Studio Course


Industrial Design

Liquid Fusion Glass Workshop Ten days workshop learning how to design products using glass as the main material, learning by experience the constrains and potential that glass gather. “The ephemeral and sublime qualities of glass provide a rich palette for innovation and intervention. Working immediately with glass forming processes such as hand pressing, blowing, slumping, flameworking, stained glass and glass sheet forming, we will examine glass making as an art form with pertinent methodologies for today’s design disciplines.� Domain de Boisbuchet | September 2007 | Liquid Fusion Glass Design Workshop


Industrial Design

Domain de Boisbuchet | September 2007 | Liquid Fusion Glass Design Workshop


Industrial Design

Domain de Boisbuchet | September 2007 | Liquid Fusion Glass Design Workshop


Industrial Design

Leg Rest Stool Reusing Old Materials The aim of this college project was to reuse an old material that was offered to my class so we could create a piece of furniture that would be able keep other belongings inside. The material was a MDF and cork sandwich. Being a material that could not be bended, I approached it in a different perspective so I could make double curve shapes with it. By cutting the sandwiches in curved shapes and stacking them in parallel using 4 big screw bars, bolts and stoppers I was able to create the fluid curves I was looking for. The object I came up with was a stool to lay down your legs and relax that has a compartment to keep a blanket or magazines. This stool can also be used as a normal stool.

FA-UTL | Spring Semester 2007 | Studio Course


Interaction Design

The Kittinger Project Wii Fit Game Concept In this one-week task the students had to test and analyze the Nintendo Wii game console and its controller, the Wii Fit. After analyzing the good and bad points the students had to join in groups of 2 and create a game concept for the Wii, paper prototype it, test it with students outside of the group and finally make an Evidencing until the end of the week. Our proposal was centered in a unconventional and never used before way to use the Wii Fit. Instead of staying on top of the controller, the user lay down with his chest on the controller. The tests presented us with an amazing discovery. This way of using the controller is much more stable and easy, being able to reach new records in the games much faster. The game concept is a futuristic wing suit skydiving game simulator, where the player has to reach different shining bug clouds to get points and power to his boosters. As Evidencing we created a movie-clip, showing the fly experience that is felt in the game, and also showing some snapshots of what the game should look like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jCKvbnF0a8 AHO | Spring Semester 2009 | Tangible Interactions Studio Course


Interaction Design

AHO | Spring Semester 2009 | Tangible Interactions Studio Course


Graphic Design

Ørgreen Christmas Tree Merry Christmas - Happy New Year Post Card 2011 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Post Card for the eyewear design company Ørgreen Optics, , where I depicted a pine tree using the Ørgreen temples.

Ørgreen Optics | December 2011 | Graphic Design


Graphic Design

Ethnology Museum of Lisbon Wayfinding Honorable Mention by the Sign Society of London

This was a group project with working with PatrĂ­cia Pereira and Pedro Gromes. It was requested the creation of a new signalization and wayfinding system for the Museum of Ethnology in Lisbon as well as the outdoors showing the current exhibitions. The graphic identity was inspired in floral and tribal motifs using the Museum logo colours. FA-UTL | Spring Semester 2008 | Graphic Design II Course


Graphic Design

FA-UTL | Spring Semester 2008 | Graphic Design II Course


Graphic Design

GEN Typographic Illustration The aim of this work was to choose 3 letters of a font type, modify them and use them in a city context. I chose the letters G E and N from Helvetica font type, I slimmed the type faces and gave them some serifs. As city context I chose graffiti because in the same way as word and type propagates through the world, graffiti and stencil do the same in our cities. I used women images as a stencil where the modified letters multiply and propagate in different sizes and colours in abandoned urban spaces.

FA-UTL | Autumn Semester 2007 | Graphic Design I Course


Graphic Design

Interview Remake Graphic Composition The student should choose a text with more than 4 pages and arrange it in a typographic composition using titles, subtitles, introductory texts, phrases quotations and images. I chose a biography of a gothic-metal Portuguese singer that was written in a national newspaper. I’ve used a format slender than A3, to give a more elegant look to the graphic composition and I also used a simplified vector image of his band’s logo.

FA-UTL | Spring Semester 2008 | Graphic Design II Course


Personal Works

Personal Works Graphic Design Here I present some personal works I’ve been doing over the years for various band projects of the musician Ruben Monteiro, from logos to cd covers and promotional posters.


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Ruben Constanço Design Portfolio  

Industrial, interaction and graphic design by Ruben Constanço

Ruben Constanço Design Portfolio  

Industrial, interaction and graphic design by Ruben Constanço

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