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Modular Nesting Furniture System

Chunxiao Zhu

I was inspired by the American Collection furniture models I found in the Vignelli Center archives. This conceptual program for a group of furniture was never produced. I was inspired by the simple and elegant shapes of the models.

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Vignelli Whistle

Hawraa Almaqseed

This piece inspired from Lella Vignelli. It is a whistle and a ring. It is a feminine fine jewelry, also a rescuing tool for emergency situations. Media: Fine Silver.

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i-Dinner: Bowl With Acoustic Component

Jong Soo Gang

I was inspired by Vignelli’s Stacking Dinnerware for Heller 1967. My design explores contemporary lifestyles by engaging technology, information and consumption in the home.

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Fold-Up Seat

Qi Liu

This compact Fold- up Seat design allows for extra seating in commonly narrow entryway spaces. Single hand manual operation helps a user to lower the seat to a horizontal position for use with ease and to raise it back to the folded position after use. To fold the chair, one simply has to lift the seat and it stays folded, leaning against the wall. The seat can withstand up to 400 pounds and provides a sturdy seating area. The material is durable plastic. This design saves space in small spaces and gives people a feeling of convenience and comfort.

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Big Mailbox

Zimo Pan

Traditional domestic mailboxes generally do not accommodate large packages. Therefore delivery agents often leave large parcels in compromising positions on stops or front porches. In addition to privacy issues, uncovered boxes are red-flags that no one is ate home which creates an additional safety concern. “Big Mailbox” addresses this problem. Constructed of durable, recycled plastic, it can last an extremely long time in adverse and varied climatic conditions.

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Hanging Stickers

Boyuan Ling

A hanging system in the entryway is an almost universal tool which addresses people’s daily needs. Common hanging hooks often position items hanging one over another. Items underneath other items are difficult to notice and hard to take out. Hanging Stickers is about hanging organization. The “loop sticks” and “sticks” are adjustable and snap into place in order to hang multiple objects. The different sets of sticks and loop sticks can be reconfigured based upon lifestyle preferences. The Loll recycled plastic materials are ideal for this product because the snap-fit connections eliminate the need for any hardware.

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