Well, the reason I've been busy is because I've been working hard at this design competition I was chosen to enter at my school. It's a nation-wide competition and the nice lads at my school's DT department identified me as being an 'exceptional DT student' ('bout time too, haha) and I was entered in this competition. The brief? To design a product, any product, under £10 retail price, to be sold in the London Design Museum gift shop. This is a pretty wide brief, for sure, and luckily I had three other guys to form a group and we worked together at this.
Our final product? Well, I can't really tell you much about it at the moment, 'cause it's meant to be secretive and all - we wouldn't want those other treacherous groups stealing our ideas - but I can tell you it's a clock. A very special modernist clock. Modernist, yes, modernist - I was in charge of the design so I had to go modernist. And Scandinavian (purity of form, remember?). But, a clock requires a lot more effort to interpret the function of a product. It's not simply a table, which has a flat top and possible storage space hanging underneath. It's depicting time. But what is time? What can we quantify it to? The clocks we use quantify time to two clear variables: minute and hour. So innovative (I hate that I'm saying that word), non-traditional clock designs should seek to interpret and present these two variables in the simplest, more ergonomic way possible. That's really all it is.
I'll explain how I interpreted this concept another day (no telling and all), but until we end today's post I'd like to show you a wonderful modern timepiece, 200 Series by Uniform Wares. This simplistic, funtional watch is just darn beautiful. Could do with a little more refining, but that's just me and my Danishness.
|Series 200 © Uniform Wares|
God knows why I got picked for this project... I've no interest in design, ahahaha.