“The Floating Mug” designed by Tigere Chiriga is a practical design that solves a common issue many coffee lovers face. What appears to be a normal coffee mug is made unique by the handle which extends down past the height of the mug and connects to a coaster which the mug hovers above. The design appears trendy and chic with a fully white canvas, and the focus is pointed towards the unique shape of the design as opposed to including other distracting elements as bright colours. “The Floating Mug” is composed of simple curves and circular shapes that comes together to produce a practical object. The mug is of an average drinking size. The mug is simple in its design, however is still able to solve a common problem associated with mugs, which is leaving coffee . This means that the design is very successful, as problem solving is the purpose of design.
These Snow globe salt and pepper shakers, designed by unknown, are a novel take on the traditional salt and pepper shaker. A circular wooden base forms the bottom of this design, from which stems a glass sphere which encases a wooden bear surrounded in pepper/salt. The use of these natural materials and colours give the design a calm and soothing impression. These salt and peppers shakers are composed of round, circular lines and shapes that contribute to the relaxed aesthetic. This design is not only suited towards a practical purpose, but serve as pieces of art for a shelf or bench due to the beauty of the simplicity of this design. This design serves to satisfy its user both aesthetically and practically. This particular design does not seem to offer anything particularly unique about the delivery of its purpose of seasoning food. However it does achieve this goal in a more pleasing to the eye way.
Lamp by John Procario is a design that examines the connection and similarities between wood and the bones and muscles of our own bodies. The concept of flexbility and strain are examined in this piece. This is conveyed by the unqiue shapes the wood and light contort to form. In this design two pieces of wood contort around each other, one side of the beam being a strip of warm light. With this design the focus seems to be on the form rather than the function, as the large size and unusual shape of this lamp make it appear very impractical for everyday use in a average household. However this piece seems to be well suited to serve as a piece of art or decoration in a more high class area. The shape of this design is very fluid, consisting of unsymmetrical curves that balance each other out well.
Bamboo Toaster by James Stumpf is a design that focuses on unusual materials and a sustainable approach. A piece of bamboo curves in a rhobmus shape with rounded corners. Two slits are left open at the top of the design where a glass sleeves descends. Three red heating lines rae left To be cont.