Product design is one of the areas that has evolved the most in recent years: it covers the daily environment and that makes this professional profile one of the most desired in the business sector. Criteria such as sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental impact affect the profession, which continuously reflects on these and many other concepts such as collaborative consumption or crowdfunding. Today we are facing a wide range of creative opportunities that the industrial product designer can’t get away from.
Students of the IED’s Barcelona Higher Degree in Product Design exhibited their creations at the Milan Furniture Fair 2018 and their exhibitions discussed varied themes such as gastronomy, light, night and the personality of the spaces.
Benaïa – IED Barcelona Milan
Paula Chacartegui is a student of the Higher Degree in Product Design and exhibited her Benaïa project in Fuorisalone, Lambrate Design District. It’s a set of glasses, jars and glass plates that combined tradition and design inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and the Catalan tradition.
The ‘Siesta’ dish takes its name from the famous after-lunch Spanish tradition: ‘Siesta‘ is a blown glass dish designed to share food in an experimental way. There are no rules, the way of serving the food may be different each time.
The Istituto Europeo di Design organized the exhibition CASA IED on the theme of night and light: contrast was the strong point of the exhibition. In this exhibition, students from different IED sites participated and were presented in two spaces: at the SALONE Satellite of the Fiera Milano in Rho and at the IED Milan headquarters.
Inside CASA IED several creations could be contemplated: among them was ‘Nahë‘, by Carla Jörgens, student of the Higher Degree in Product Design -IED Milano-. ‘Nahë’ are combinable lights, perfect for indoor and outdoor, which bring warmth to spaces. Its wooden base makes them the perfect combination between design and sustainability.
The ‘Ignea‘ project, by Jacobo Rojo del Río and Oihan Tomasena – students of the Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design, carried out in collaboration with Artemide (IED Milano) – gives personality to the spaces with their presence. It is a dynamic lighting system for restaurants and lounge bars composed of three models of lamps. Through a software you can change the intensity of the light, allowing you to design each space and each context for the needs of the moment.
Pedro Pablo Cardona and Fernando Luis Bencomo, students of the Master in Sustainable Design made in collaboration with Artemide (Fiera Milano Rho), presented ‘Zero‘. It’s an exterior lighting system for hotel roads that accompany guests to their destination, creating expectations at their own pace. Through an application you can program effects and activities that personalize the experience to the fullest, creating a new experience according to the occasion and making it possible that there are no two equal.