Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Titobowl

Titobowl is a vessel specially designed for tasting different varieties and dressings olives with pit, although it has been adapted for tasting pitted olives and other snacks because turning the top cap of the container, it becomes a toothpick holder. Stoneware and olive tree wood turned by hand, are used for its manufacture. The design of its eco-packaging is inspired by the image of a can of olives, and it is entirely made by hand with cardboard and recycled paper. Titobowl is the second project for a line of eco-design functional, called "NATURA IMITATIS".

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Tactica One

Tactica One is a precision bottle opening tool that reinvents the premium drinking experience. It is the worlds first composite bottle opener of its type and its unique design engages the user both visually and physically through its tactile surfaces. The composite material properties deliver functional performance in an ultra-lightweight and compact form.

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Primeval Expressions

Egg-shaped crystal glasses with a sloped cut. A simple drop of vitreous liquid, a natural lens, captured in vivacious crystal glasses that joyfully rock on their roundness, while maintaining their stability through thoughtful arrangement of materials. Their rocking creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Glasses fit discretely to the palm when held. In symbiosis with softly designed, handmade coasters from walnut or xylite - ancient lumber. Complemented by ellipse-shaped walnut trays for three or ten glasses and a finger-food tray. The trays are rotatable due to their smooth elliptic shape.

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LockBlock

Ideal for parents with young children, LockBlock provides the perfect solution for safely storing kitchen knives. The innovative design locks knives inside the block and requires an adult-sized hand to operate it. As each knife is placed inside a knife slot, its blade is held securely by the unique Cam-lock mechanism. Pulling on the knife only increases the force of the grip, so knives cannot be forced out of the block. LockBlock is available as a stand-alone product with universal knife slots for consumer’s existing knives, or with its own set of six high-quality knives.

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Oli

OLI, a visually minimalist object, was conceived based on its function, the idea of hiding the pits arising from a specific need. It followed observations of various situations, the ugliness of the pits and the need to enhance the beauty of the olive. As a dual-purpose packaging, Oli was created so that once opened it would emphasize the surprise factor. The designer was inspired by the shape of the olive and its simplicity. The choice of porcelain has to do with the value of the material itself and its usability.

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Acacia

The "Acacia" honey dipper is the result of a research into the sweet world of honey and mathematical structures generated by 3d software. I designed an object suitable for the use with different kinds of this delicacy. The hexagonal structure of the honeycomb forms an empty sphere joined on a conic stem to compose a single steel object. "Acacia" was designed to sweeten hot drinks or accompany side dishes with the desired quantity of honey.

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