Posts Tagged ‘tamers’

Up the stairs – Maciek in Urban Outfitters

September 3, 2010

Urban Outfitters are proud to be exhibiting the designs of Maciek Wojcicki, whose work has been considered to have similar brand qualities which will further develop store experience through creative engagement.

As a part of London Design Week, from September 18th until October 10th Urban Outfitters will host Maciek’s first ever solo exhibition since graduating from Royal College of Art. On the boutique floor of the Oxford Circus branch, Maciek will present a wide variety of objects including “L.O.F.T” workstation and “99g” hanging table which was shown in Milan, alongside brand new designs yet to be unveiled such as “Gap Light” lamp and ”Snooking Corner”.

Maciek’s work can be described as practical yet playful and customisable as objects are rarely used in one fixed way. Most of the exhibits are examples of new typologies, which do not yet exist in our cultural landscape.

Influences

February 4, 2009

Conclusions of all those previous themes deliberations appeared to be very useful and influential for the Home Workspace project for the final show.

Hospitlity of objects – I have focused on finding hospitality in everyday object. The goal is to inform objects with intuitive hospitality to create more welcoming environments. What are the unexplored elements of objects which make them hospitable in the way human beings are and is it possible?

Untitled-1.aiGiles Miller (Farm) and Roberto Feo (El Ultimo Grito) on my staircase tamers Andaz Hotel exhibition, London 2008.

Nucleus.Camera – living space. My idea behind this theme was to use modular elements of the furniture designed to divide the space of the single chamber in to the round shaped structure inside of which the space becomes the main living arena while space behind it takes over several functions like dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. The mobility of the modular elements makes the space more unexpected and intriguing. Opening or closing of the space depending on the occasion, showing more or less of our private sphere. Idea evolved out of the Hospitality of objects project.

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Crisis of will, an attempt to look at the phenomenon of WILL and its different factors: motivation, engagement, passiveness, inertia, avoidance, persuasion to name the most significant ones.
How to find them and inscribe in objects and how crisis of will can be approached and overcame, stimulated, triggered with new pieces of material culture.

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Design review:

http://www.architonic.com/mus/sea/desk/1

Disability and selfemployment. Paper showing how significant number of self employed people are disabled.

http://wpeg.group.shef.ac.uk/refereeing2006/papers20006/latreille2.pdf

Vitra

http://www.vitra.com/en-gb/

Ronan and Erwan

http://www.bouroullec.com/