Re:fract is a series of explorations of color and form with acrylic and light. While both lights were prompted by class assignments, each installment is meant to be both delightful and entertaining (particularly to young adults), yet aesthetically pleasing both on and off.
The first lamp (cube) was completed in March 2013, and the second (prism) completed in May 2013.
Athena's Toolbox had two main goals in its construction: academically, to design, prototype, and manufacture an object in ten weeks that would require me to visit all four manufacturing segments of the Product Realization Lab on campus (machine shop, woodshop, foundry, and welding room); personally, to create a visually stunning toolbox that would complement any modern interior and eliminate the need to hide a toolbox within a high cupboard or deep within a closet.
I conceptualized, prototyped, created a CAD file, and manufactured the toolbox by hand.
For this projects, students had to create a houseware collection with an established brand in mind. Having just returned from Florence, I wanted to focus on a classic, timeless and romantic collection celebrating what the Tuscans took pride in: wine. I chose to work for ALESSI whose simplicity, minimalism and occasional homage to Italy captured my attention.