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2019

P O R T F O L I O

T H O M A S

G A L V A N


_INDEX


_ ABOUT ME _ THE NEXT EVOLUTION _ ROBOT AND HUMAN CITY _ MOONLIGHT _ PIENIVUOTI _ PONG


_ABOUT ME


Hi my name is Thomas and I am an interior and research designer. I have always been an art and design lover. Before going to university I studied in an art school where I learnt life drawing, plastic arts and architectural drawing. Thanks to it I discovered the world of design, and developed a strong interest in interior design. I moved in Milan, one of the world capitals of design, in 2011, where I graduated with a thesis on retail design in 2014. My years there shaped the basis of my vision of design. In 2015, with the aim of learning new languages and broadening my professional horizons, I moved to London and later to Brussels, where I worked as an intern for 9 months. They added up to my experience and enriched my knowledge of design. Finally, in 2016, I moved to Rotterdam, where I attended a Master in Interior Architecture: Research + Design at Piet Zwart Institute with a final thesis who won the MIARD Research Award and was exhibited during the Dutch Design Week 2018. I am currently working as a freelancer and looking for new opportunities and collaborations.


HERE to watch the video

_THE NEXT EVOLUTION 2018

Speculative Design / Video The speculative scenario explores the potential future relation between human and machine, using social media as a tool to present it. Transhumanism argues that the human species has not yet reached its final evolution, and that artificial enhancement of the human body and mind will help mankind to reach a new evolutionary stage. The aim of the project is to explore the current and prospective developments of technology that facilitate such enhancement, embedded in the transhumanism theories, and how they will influence the future of interiors, which served to recreate the framework of the speculative scenario.

_MIARD Alumni Research Award 2018 _Exhibited at WdKA Graduation Show 2018, Rotterdam, the Netherlands _Exhibited at Dutch Design Week 2018, Eindhoven, the Netherlands _Exhibited at Switch (Short Film Festival) 2019, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


The design project is told and experienced by two characters, both living in 2030. @Zarathustra is a transhuman social media influencer in the social media platform “Next Evolution�, and its assistant, RazziBot, is a bot, a software that has reached a new status and has a physical appearance. I focused on the design of their physical and digital space. The introduction of new dimensions, the virtual and the augmented, allows to imagine a new environment where there are no rules, no boundaries, where it is possible to change settings and features every day, which can be experienced by the human and the machine, and which merges physical and digital.


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_ROBOT AND HUMAN CITY 2017

Speculative Design / Video The production and sale of robots and machines is on the rise. According to the World Robotics Report 2016 of the International Federation of robotics, about 333,200 new service robots for professional use will be installed and about 42 million units of service robots for personal and domestic use will be sold. In parallel, nowadays, the research in the robotic field is continuously growing, developing ever more complex form of what we all know as artificial intelligence. What if the amount of spaces of consumption for robots were equal to the amount of spaces of consumption for humans? This is a reality where humans and robots are cohabitating in the same city or space. Where robots don’t exist anymore just to help humans, but they live their ‘life’ and have their experiences. How would the city change? How would the spaces change? And more specifically, how would the spaces of consumption be? Humans&Robots-city is the first city designed for both humans and robots. Here, robots, through the features of machine learning and artificial intelligence, can experience the spaces - which also humans are using - but consuming a different kind of product: learning and experience.

_Sponsored by Creating 010 Rotterdam _Exhibited at Retailution – Retailinnovatie, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


MALL & COLOURS LEARNING

RESTAURANT & FOOD LEARNING

EXPERIENCE CENTER

ART CENTER


EXPERIENCE CENTER

MALL & COLOURS LEARNING

RESTAURANT & FOOD LEARNING

ART CENTER


_MOONLIGHT 2017

Exhibition Design Moonlight is an installation and exhibition space inspired by the drawings pubblication “The Killing Moon and Other Projects� (1988) by the Japanese architect Shin Takamatsu in collaboration with Peter Cook. The space presents a spherical structure possible to be experienced from the inside and from the outside. The project defines a system for temporary, based on the lunar phases, and traveling exhibitions, that make reference to multiple social and cultural aspects.


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_PIENIVUOTI 2015

Scenic Design Scenography on poverty. A row of light blue houses on the streets of Tokyo. The initiative of human victory against the power of capital. The homeless are tested every day by extreme life conditions and they elaborated a new concept of living by recycling waste found on the street. The result is an “object-house” (”casaoggetto” cit. M. De Lucchi), an elegant architectonic model customized for the man, where everything is concentrated in 4 m². The constant state of temporary, humble spaces and the illusion of a real house. The eastern accuracy is the centre of the habitat: the typical habitation of the homeless is a concentration of objects that compose the spaces. Wood, plastic and tape, with elegance and lightness, create a dramatic scenery of misery. At the sides of the principal construction there are two no-places represented by insubstantial shapes and impalpable light. The dream of stability, richness and a permanent dwelling are represented by a void recoverable just with illusions. An ambience full of objects of low monetary value conflicts with emptiness: and hence “pienivuoti” (full-empty).

_Exhibited at Palazzo Litta during Milan Design Week 2015, Milan, Italy


_PONG 2013

Interior Design / Illustration The concept of the project is based on the rebound of the ideas and a rapid discussion, like in table tennis. This is because the business incubator is a place where people can develop their projects helped by others who have specific knowledge about a particular topic and by confrontation with other designers. The general concept is the table tennis. There is a sharing ideas’ software available in order to share the ideas, accessible to everyone inside the place. In the office, many tables are present and, if you place together four of them, users can create a real table for table tennis in order to have fun and ease tensions during the break. Users may also use the kitchen (with a blackboard to write and share whatever they like), the bedroom (concept of sharing) and a relax room with a sofa, a hammock and a video projector.


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