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WIKTORIA KIJOWSKA


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Nottingham Trent University 2017- Present 1st Year Furniture and Product Design

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contents 1 CARDBOARD CHAIR

3 EAT, SHARE, LIVE

2 UPCYCLED LIGHT

5 MARBLE RUN

4 IDEAL WORLD

6 STACK

7 GEOM

9 PHOTOGRAPHY

8 HAIRBRUSH HANDLE


CARDBOARD CHAIR


neon strings – aesthetics & support They add a pop of colour to the brown cardboard as well as add extra strength and support to the chair.

built with no glue The components of this chair are either slotted or tied together.

inspired by the rattan chairs


research


Back panels would add extra support to the chair

development

The strings that are woven through the back and side are inspired by the rattan chairs

The seat would have multiple layers slotting into each other to provide strength and support


model making


UPCYCLED LIGHT


brief Think about the waste items that you are throwing away and challenge the value and potential of waste – both as a raw material and a design tool. No longer can you consider rubbish as worthless, but a rich resource of unexplored opportunity.

made out of recyclable materials PET bottles X 20

built with no glue inspired by clouds


Measurements are in millimetres

The measurements can vary depending on how the bottles are positioned

The uneven shape creates the cloud-like effect

development


Process of how the final lamp shade was made

story board

How the different components were attached to each other without the use of glue

How the 3D shape was created out of the plastic bottles

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6


Discovering the possibilities of different plastic objects

Learning about the properties of each of them

Creating something new out of the old

experiments


THE VIEW my ideal world diorama


good and bad The 3-dimensional triangular shapes symbolise the idea that in life there will always be ups and downs.

goals The steps are supposed to represent the journey of life towards one’s goals.

equality

nature Nature supports everything that is happening around us, and respect and care needs to be shown towards it.

materials: plywood felt plasticine fabric MDF watercolour paint acrylic paint


Deciding what pattern the MDF pieces should create

Exploring the recent movements that could be included on the steps

Working out the size of the diorama

development


E A T, S H A R E, L I V E


problem An increasing number of people live in a 4 Generation home due to financial necessity. This means that people, young or old, all will need to share everyday equipment, such as that in the kitchen.

brief Design an inclusive kitchen aid product that will be used in a multigeneration kitchen. In particular, it should accommodate to the needs of those who are visually impaired and/or those who are suffering from arthritis.

materials The handle would most probably have a rigid metal core which would add strength to it. The outside as well as the clipping mechanism would be covered with a heat resistant silicone covering which would limit the heat transfer from the hot pot/ cup to the user’s hand.


The handle can be used on a pot, frying pan or a mug

possible uses

It would come in a variety of sizes, so that it can be used on a number of different products

The user would be able to rotate it so that they can use it on objects such as frying pans


Locking mechanism to prevent the handle from falling off

Brightly coloured to be easily seen by those with visual impairment

Textured grip to improve the comfort of holding

development


MARBLE RUN


brief Design a 4 piece marble run and make it out of at least 3 different materials .

varied heights

repeats the path inside the pieces

materials pine blue foam ABS


technical drawing


STACK


brief To design and manufacture a contemporary storage solution that could provide protection and preservation of items that can be found within a contemporary home, while still presenting them.

easily stackable The 3D printed joints allow the user to easily stack each of the compartments on top of each other.

4 compartments in 4 sizes Depending on the user’s needs, they are able to stack the compartments on top of each other or place a shelf to cover up the joints.

materials plywood acrylic ABS aluminium tubes


Movable frame so that the storage unit can be either leaning against a wall or stand on its own

Changeable shelves to suit the product to the user’s needs

Stackable so that the user can change its size to fit in with the needs of the home

development


model making


promotional materials ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX4nH2H2lYc


GEOM


brief To design and manufacture a contemporary dining table that would allow a minimum of 4 people to sit around it. The product should encourage people to socialise and eat with each other as people with busy lifestyles often tend to spend lots of time alone without their family or friends. It should fit in with the design of a contemporary home.

influenced by design trends

logo

materials pine acrylic copper tubes


research


development

Blush pink inserts within the table top to link with Pantone’s colours of the year 2016

Geometrical patterns to link in with the recent trends

The legs could be made out of thicker tubes to improve the stability and strength


final design


HAIRBRUSH HANDLE


problem Through using this hair brush on an every day basis, it was clear to see that the main problem of this product is the lack of the handle and the overall shape of the hair brush.

brief To improve the Tangle Teezer hair brush, a handle needs to be created. The handle needs to be ergonomically designed so that it fits in perfectly with the hand of the user.

rotatable head The handle can be used by left and right handed people.

ergonomically designed grip rounded end of the handle This adds an extra feature to the handle as the user can use it as tool to create a parting between the hair.


The handle is split into two parts; the top is connected to the hairbrush and the bottom can be twisted around

Would come in multiple colours

To further improve the pointy end could have some kind of silicone covering to make it less sharp


Foam board, blue foam, plasticine, wire and polymorph

Creating a range of 1:1 models helped during the making process as I knew what things needed to be improved

Using polymorph enabled me to create a very precise grip shape

product timeline

model making


PHOTOGRAPHY


a selection of photographs presenting how geometry and pattern can be incorporated into everyday objects and surroundings

main themes: geometry patterns everyday objects architecture


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