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White Wine Glass

Liana Beer

A glass designed to keep the user’s hand away from the bowl of the glass to prevent body heat from transferring to the white wine, which is intended to be chilled. A hollow lower region creates a barrier while being held by the user, as well as creating an illusion of suspension for the white wine. The narrow design with a slight, inward curve enables the gathering and focusing of aromas.

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Couples Glasses

Ratchanon Keawmanee

Designed as a set for sharing romantic times between lovers, the couples glasses enhance intimate moments between two people. Stemless glasses are designed to be comfortably embraced by palms while the infinity symbol-inspired base provides the perfect nesting curve for the glasses.

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Elevate

Austin Fagot

There is just something in outdoor air that transforms one from a slumbering sloth to a lollygagging lemur. We thought plants might have something to do with it so we created an indoor planter to heighten your lollygagging year round. This planter was built to grow with your amusement, four snaps and a slide brings you to the next level. Constructed from recycled milk jugs, they will keep water and your plants in an exclusive relationship for life. Elevate is designed to allow water to cascade and nurture your greenery spirits on every successive row, safely catching the leftovers on the bottom for you to reuse or throw out. Whatever your wall space, Elevate your lollygag.

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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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Cobbler

Brendan Gordon

Entryways are bivalent, posing no clean break of space and time and demanding a moment of pause. A traditional piece of utility, the cobbler’s bench is also bivalent in nature. Not simply chair or desk, bench or table, it is a fusion of two basic needs—space to work and space to sit. Cobbler honors Loll’s legacy of historical reference, re-envisioning a shoe-maker’s tool, designed for linear work and attention to the more intimate objects in life. It is an aid to a doorway’s pause.

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Handkerchief Chair for Children

Xiaoyu “Sherry” Wu

My design for the Handkerchief Chair was inspired by Vignelli’s paper model for a children’s version, which was never produced. In my design, sharp edges of the original were softened and new functionality was imbedded in the back portion to accommodate children’s needs.

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