YBR_cobble

Follow the YBR (Yellow Brick Road) is a family of urban furniture that stats with the simplest element of the project, a cobble.

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I was inspired by the film The Wizard of Oz and I draw on Escher’s drawing. In this starting point, I design a cobble with a peculiar shape that allows me a lot of possibilities; combining colors, changing the placement between them, their willingness. So I designed a seemingly simple brick to obtain a complexity of patterns.

I decided to carry out the design on precast concrete material; first because I get to the desired shape, also allows me to color it, is low cost and it doesn’t cracks. It hasn’t maintenance, or very little. It is adapted to cycles of freezing and thawing. It is easy to install and it is easy to replace. And it could be reused in a high percentage.

Pavers measures are 28.5 x 16.5 cm., and it can be done in thicknesses of 6, 8 and 10cm.

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The precast concrete pavers allow different colors such as black, brown, red, beige, green or white. And the shape allow different patterns, as I show in the drawing.

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TetraLabyrinth

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TetraLabyrinth is a twist on the common labyrinth game but increasing the difficulty. There are four different labyrinth interconnected with bores which connect one side with the other.

The aim of the game is to guide the ball to a particular place in one of the faces of the tetrahedron indicated by a green circle, blue or red, depending on the difficulty you want to play.

Inspired by the games of yesteryear, I use materials like wood and metal to give it a vintage look. This materials selections gives to the product a warm and an enigmatic appearance as the toys of our grandparents.

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Otto

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Otto is an extensible table made with wood and slate. Organic and inorganic materials mixed to create an elegant, modern and comfortable dining table.

I choosed two kinds of wood to create an elegant combination. These woods are oak an bog oak. I play with its natural color contrast to achieve the desired finish without using dyes or paints.

In opposition to the warmth of wood, I decided to use slate to finished the top of the table. This inert, cold and heavy material was used to enhance the strength of the object, to provided it with an enigmatic stiffness.

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StoneRaft

StoneRaft is a design born from a meditation on the contemporary city. A place where the user can rest and watch the rhythm of the streets. A place where you can still travel, while you keep in the same place.
The bench is resolved in a single piece of reinforced concrete with a stainless steel structure and acid-washed finish. It could get different finished using sandblast and templates.
StoneRaft is usually placed directly on the pavement. If necessary, it can be secured to the pavement using chemical plugs and stainless steel bolts in situ.
The design can be combined with other elements. Then we could get another option of lounge bench, or even a new product as a bin, using the same basic piece, and therefore maintaining a common identity in the urban furniture.
Durability, consistency, elegance, minimizing materials, minimizing processes, are concepts that I had kept in mind during the development process.

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MagicBoard, a new way to communicate with your devices

MagicBoard is a configurable touchscreen board wich run with blue tooth or wifi technology to connect with all your devices. Touch the screen and move your fingers and palm of one hand over surface without loosing contact to change the differents layouts to differents ways to communicate with your devices.

You can configurate MagicBoard acording your requirement. It’s just a keyboard like a touchpad with configurable shortcut, like a piano keys, or anything you want. Now you aren’t limited by a normal keyboard or a mouse to comunicate with you devices, now you can imagine how do you want to work, how do you want to enjoy with your computer, with your laptop or your tablet PC and do it.

The touchscreen, with its gestual commands, and a configurables layouts it’s giving to you a magical experience. It isn’t what you need, it’s what you can imagine when the power of MagicBoard starts. Because… with MagicBoard, the boundary is your imagination.

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Narcisso

Narcisso is an elegant and minimalist coffee table which start on the dialogue of duality. It’s begins in the context of reflection and the shadows. It’s a reflection about what it’s real and what it’s imaginary. Who looks, and who is observed.

Narcisso it’s designed to minimize components, fabrication and assembly processes, and try to give a range of finishes. It’s made of bent plywood with legs or wheels.

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Webcam Concept, Aluminium version

This is an other webcam concept for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to ability a front camera to be able to chat with this device. On this version, instead of having a plastic housing, it has an aluminum body and glass enclosure in the style of iPad.

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Webcam Concept

This is a webcam concept for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to ability a front camera to be able to chat with this device

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gotisKaen

gotisKaen is an entrance set console which includes a mirror/hat rack and an umbrella/shoe stand, to leave your stuff when you arrive home.

What makes special to gotisKaen is that the water drained from umbrellas and shoes, is recolected by a perfored container where the user can grow plants.

Therefore gotisKaen allows a different ecofriendly solution to water use. gotisKaen is a different design for funny
people, which like to enjoy the enviroment, and be happy to start and end each day at the home entrance.

This proyect was designed with Olaya Navarro

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Icarus

Ícarus is a design developed to protect the user from ray of sun, during the sunbath, with the intensity desired.

Ícarus has itself an individual parasol which can be displayed or not, and cover the body completely or in translucent gradient.

Ícarus let the user enjoy the sun, lain in the chaise longe.

Ícarus has a parasol integrated and just with a simple and easy movement by rotating the fabric all around the chaise longue, the customer do not have to be stand up to choose the convenience of the ray sun trespassing the parasol fabric. The customer can do it just lain in the chaise longue.

Ícarus allows the user to display the parasol unfolded or folded, because the parasol can be handled to be lain in the chaise longue, by an easy device integrated in the structure.

Ícarus is a chaise longue design which includes two objects in one, uniting both concepts which, in the first place, are opposite; sun bathing and sun protection. It is easy to use, and offers a simple solution with an attractive and modern appearance.

The parasol is integrated in the chaise longue. The user can choose the sun intensity by simply moving the fabric around the chaise longue, without having to stand up. This is possible because the fabric is woven thicker in some zones than others, which offers a variable sun protection.

When the parasol is not in need, it can be easily folded, becoming part of the chaise longue. The surface, on which the user will lay, is made of a string net, thanks to its adaptability to the body and aesthetic solution. Other materials can be also used, such as polyester, or cotton recyclable fabrics.

The structure is made of two identical stainless steel tubular parts.

This solution was chosen to minimize the number of parts and processes making the production easier and optimizing the costs. Other reasons that led to this solution was that this way the design would be easy to assemble and disassemble, to reduce packing and transport costs thanks to a plane packaging, and to make the reparation easier in case of breakage.

Ícarus design can be easily stacked, displaying at least 4 of them. The parasol up and down device is made of 2 stainless steel sheets, 2mm thick, welded to a stainless steel tubular piece of 22mm diameter. The stainless steel tubular structure can be made in chrome or white matte finish. The fabric will be waved from very thick to almost translucent thickness, so a part of the fabric is semitransparent, and at the same time it offers protection from the sun, blocking 86 percent of the sun’s rays.

The thread material used to be weaved for fabric manufacturing, will be a cotton-blend yarn thread made from recyclable cotton fabrics. There are already some companies that transform small scraps of fabric waste, recollected from apparel factories, which with a technical process convert pre-colored fabric waste back into usable 100% cotton fiber that can then be re-spun into yarns. Its content is guaranteed to be 75%-90% pre-consumer recycled content.

The fabric used for the parasol and surface of the chaise longue, can be customized according to the client / user’s needs, such as, printing logo, adapting it to the complex’s corporative colors, or any other.

All the characteristics explained below have been taken into account to design Ícarus, achieving a compromise between an eco-friendly and low cost manufacture, during the whole product’s life cycle:

• Minimum quantity and type of materials.
• Multi-functionality.
• Low cost and time reduction in manufacturing process.
• Solution that offers eco-friendly and low cost logistics.
• Easy assembly and disassembly.
• Easy maintenance of parasol fabric.
• Use of recycled materials for manufacturing.
• Use of materials, that when transformed in waste, can be easily recycled.

This proyect was designed with Olaya Navarro

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