SABINE OFFERLIND THUNBERG INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO
EXPERIENCE education 12 - 15
BFA, Industrial design
Konstfack / University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
14 - 15
BFA, Industrial design
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
10 - 12
Arts & Culture education
Lund School of Arts and Design
05 - 07
Design High School
15 - 17
MyIndicators / Hybris / Rombo
13 - 14
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
07 - 10 Graphic Designer Acg Accent Sweden, Borås 07 Graphic Designer & PS0 JustNu Sweden, Borås
exhibitions 16 - 17
Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre
16 Flicker The Sauna Club Sweden, Gothenburg 15 Mjölk Konstfack Spring Exhibition Sweden, Stockholm 15
Memories of Israel - Palestine
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
14 - 19 Urban citizen garden The Museum of Work Sweden, Norrköping 14
The Bike Collective
Swedish Centre of Architecture and Design
software skillset Rhinoceros 3D Indesign
Keyshot CoralDraw Illustrator Photoshop
MAMMOTH SKULL TO RADIO
A different way to ingest milk
A form study
VASAPARKEN - OUR PARK
PLAYGROUND FOR ADULTS
A sustainability project
Creating a space to play
A tool for personal hygiene using biomimicry
A collection of work and projects
RECYCLE CENTER Recycling station for Stockholm city
MJĂ–LK A DIFFERENT WAY TO INGEST MILK
In Scandinavia we drink large quantities of cow milk, with little knowledge about how drinking milk affects animal husbandry. By creating vessels that breaks the pattern of how we casually ingest milk today, I want to highlight cow milk as a valuable beverage and encourage reflective thougths about itâ€™s origin. The project was a part of Konstfacks spring exhibition 2016.
Key skills Research User survey Clay modeling 3D printing Ceramics
The average is 80 dairy cows on a Swedish farm. There also exists farmhouses that have 300-400 cows.
My investigation started on the large scale diary factory, Norrmejerier. I continued by meeting several farmers for field intervews.
With large scale producers lowering the prices in stores, the number of small farms are decreasing rapidly. The farmers are forced to keep bigger dairy herds to survive. Cows thrives in social contact with humans, so increasing the herds affects the animal negatively.
CONCLUSION To maintain the smaller farms, and thereby provide better conditions for farmers and cows, we need to be willing to pay more for milk.
EXPLORING PACKAGING Existing traditional packaging. The perception of the shape does not speak about the origin or content.
I invited people to experience pouring milk from eight packages that differ in materials and shape. The glas bottle felt durable and brought attention to the beverage when pouring.
How can I highlight the value of milk through packaging? FORM STUDY I included five persons in a workshop to taste cow milk and interprate the milk into form in clay.
Words describing the form: - organic - round - smooth - rich
CONCLUSION The cover of the milk is of great importance for how we percieve the content. A physical connection with the vessel creates a reflective thought about the milk.
INSPIRATION Working with the terms “high value” and “close contact with the origin”, I wanted to create an artefact that gives a bodily experience of this. I was inspired by how different cultures treat food. Especially many asian cultures where they gracefully perform time consuming preparations of food and beverage, which also becomes part of the experience.
SKETCHES, GRAY-CLAY, PAPER-CLAY AND FOIL open
POURING STUDY The cylindrical beam that pierce the base gives a calm to the moment and the spout limits the shape and quantity.
FINAL RESULT IN CLAY 1.
closed part for semiotic
clarity that the beverage comes from the spout.
drinking vessel shape similar to the spout form that interact in the moment of pouring.
corpus lifted from the surface
asymmetry in curvature
MILK PITCHER AND THE DRINKING VESSEL IN CONTEXT With the aim of highlighting the milk to a beautiful and valuable drink, I want to show a contrast to how we ingest it today. I visualize new relationships to milk that encourage a change in behaviour towards less consumption.
final result made of porcelain, matte finish and glazed inside
PROJECT MJÃ–LK WAS SHOWN IN KONSTFACK SPRING EXHIBITION AND ENDED UP IN DN MAGAZINE.
At Konstfacks spring exhibition I showed a movie of when I reconnected with one of the farmers from my early on field interviews. Watch it on www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aNKA1PRnYU&feature=youtu.be
VASAPARKEN - our park A SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT
In collaboration with Linnea Våglund. We developed a concept for city people to engage with nature and neighbours by reclaiming the public space together. By enabling the neighbourhood to grow, harvest and take care of the local park together, this project aims to change the mindset of how we connect with nature. By realizing the importance of the natural cycle and its relation to our responsibility. Today, we live in a very individualistic society, something that makes it difficult to create sustainability, where collaboration is important to make a change. Currently displayed at the Museum of Work in Norrköping, Sweden, in the exhibition Futureland (Framtidsland) until 2019.
Key skills Research Sustainable focus Landscape buidling Filming
We were inspired by the transition handbook, a book on building a sustainable society together. The book focuses on smaller rural communities but we applied the ideas in a small scale to a city park. Important steps summarised below.
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set up a steering group raise awareness build a bridge to local government let it go where it wants to go frequent marketing
STORYBOARD OF WHAT HAPPENS IN ALL OF THE SEASONS AND WHAT IS PROVIDED.
AUTUMN harvest festival
SUMMER remove weeds garden tools available
into compost rake tools available harvest
SPRING cultivate festival
sledges and snow shovels available
soil from compost garden tools available
INTERVIEW We applied our ideas to Vasaparken in Stockholm. After an interview with a family from the neighbourhood we discussed how to make all residents feel included and make the project long termed. We made a flyer for resident mailboxes, to personally invite them to a start up meeting and the project facebook group, where communication takes place and effort feedback is given. It is also a way to maintain engagement and strengthen (and publicly display) the environmental identity of the participants.
we used the model of the organization natural steps, to ensure the projects sustainability:
- It is an eye-opener to the fact that we need to cooperate to face the environmental issues. - It encourages taking care of the environment outside of the park through the creation of an ecological identity. - The project uses minimal material and energy consumption.
- It does not remove anything from the natural cycle. FINAL RESULT - See the movie that is displayed at the Museum of Work Or watch it on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bx6bV8UPNk
BICYCLE SADDLE A TOOL FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE USING BIOMIMICRY An area that I have taken interest in is the daily life of bicycling. When you’re often on the way to from one place to another and doesn’t have access to a shower, getting hot and sweaty in the genital area can result in yeast infection and impotence.
Key skills Formgiving Clay modelling Cad Rendering
I found inspiration in biomimicry, wanting to imitate the way plants build up their shapes. My goal was to create an airy and comfortable bicycle saddle.
inspiration from nature
experiment in plastic
clay model and rhino sketch
a network of different threads in rhino. to achieve a natural airflow.
rendered closeup of the saddle
final model in rhino
bicycle saddle in context
RECYCLING CENTER - Knoppen RECYCLING STATION FOR STOCKHOLM CITY
A collaboration with Gustav Wiberg and the Swedish package recycling company FTI. The starting point was to improve recycling in central Stockholm. Often there aren’t enough space for large recycling stations which makes the goal of having one every 200 meters hard to achieve, and which contributes to a lot of littering outside the stations. The project aims to empathize the importance of recycling, by putting a value on each recyclable.
Key skills Research Clay modeling Cad Movie rendering
We wanted to give recycling a value by putting deposit on all recyclables to give an insiuation to recycle, producing a more sustainable society. check in
compression your deposit for jan.
145:you are saving the
station is full, go to
to the next one at odengatan
The insides rotate and distributes the garbage in their right compartments.
A piston compresses the garbage after the shutter closes. construction
image from movie rendering.
knoppen doesnâ€™t take up more space than a regular parking spot.
the project ended up on the front page on
one of the biggest news papers of sweden, dagens nyheter.
MAMMOTH SKULL TO RADIO A FORM STUDY My work started by extracting a shape from my chosen object, a mammoth skull. A product was then decided based on that shape.
Key skills Clay modeling Formgiving Rendering
mammoth skull from swedish museum of natural history.
sketches in clay. focus of movement and hallow spaces.
final abstraction of the mammoth skull. one model five views.
FINAL RESULT I refined the abstraction of the mammoth skull into a radio. I wanted to create a durable and waterproof radio. One for both indoor and outdoor use.
positioned on the table
radio cahnnel control
PLAYGROUND FOR ADULTS CREATING A SPACE TO PLAY My research question was how to create an outdoor space for adults to play, enabling them to feel like a child again. During my research I found that I wanted to activate the streets of the city. My work focused on, with as small means as possible, making integrated, communicative and interactive playgrounds. Depicted here are some of my research.
Key skills Research User survey
I started by investigating the visual language of the city. Its boundaries and instructions that exists in our daily life, without us noticing but automatically following. I wanted to mimic these invisible instructions and integrate them into my playgrounds. To use these simple limitations in a playful way and making them intuitative.
I wanted to explore the creative use of placing simple sheets of white paper on the ground. the result was a mix of play, attention and interaction.
Through making patterns in a staircase i could evaluate how people reacted. How many that chose the created path and how many people that ignored it.
I went out in Stockholm city with a 170cm plank to observe peoples reactions.
My investigation showed that 11 / 15 chose my created one.
1 person tripped on it 1 person started playing with it but got afraid when it moved. 1 person balanced on it. 1 person got angry and shoved it away. 1 person had it between the legs and played with it. 1 person started playing with it but noticed me observing and stop immediately.
CONCLUSION People have an easier time playing when noone is watching.
It’s hard to do anything “different” in a world filled with extreme normativity.
OTHER A COLLECTION OF WORK AND PROJECTS Ranging from exhibitions, photos to freelance projects.
THE BIKE COLLECTIVE This project is a collaboration with Linnea VĂĽglund. The project was featured in an exhibition called Cykel/Cycle at Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, summer/fall 2014. The bike Collective is a community for bicycle sharing in an urban environment. Discarded bicycles are rescued and given an new life. They are GPS tagged and with your smartphone you can pick up and drop off bikes wherever you like.
DUCKLING SHIP - BE KIND REWIND Made in collaboration with Thomas Forsberg and students of Naval Architecture at The Royal Institute of Technology. Today many cargo ships goes empty one way of itÂ´s trip, this is a problem since it takes a lot of energy to transport a large ship. In this project we designed a smarter ship that is more efficient, and an alternative to trucks that wont be a disruptive element for the people in its sorrunding area. The project was shown at The Royal Institute of Technology 2013.
UX WEB DESIGN - A FREELANCE PROJECT MyIndicators is a user-centered web tool for collection and visualization of information. I created the design from base and helped them with the usability and accessibility of their tool. An ongoing project from 2015 until 2017. Key skills Collaboration and communication Rapid prototyping
FLICKER We call ourselves OR and we are Sabine Offerlind Thunberg and Minna Rombo Zetterlund. Two artist active within different fields who meet together within photography. In the work Flicker we started from a specific geographic place, Kymlinge station, and used various handsculpted glasslenses to abstract the landscape. These photos where in the exhibition The Sauna Club and The Free Photographers department.
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Formgiving - Sustainability - User-centered Design - Konstfack