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It was the Paged furniture factory that commissioned us to design Aldo. Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina had already created several award-winning chairs (X-Chair, Boomerango, Polonia). Aldo itself is the 50th chair in Jadwiga’s portfolio.
We began the designing with work meetings and briefings with the employees of Paged responsible for the creation of the new project. Together we have established project objectives and selected the personnel to oversee the project.
The chair has been designed by the designing team consisting of Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina and Magdalena Paleczna.
Choosing the material for Aldo was the key stage of the creative process. After a detailed analysis of the available solutions, the designers decided on beech wood.
Aldo owes its distinctiveness to the properties of beech wood. The chair has been designed in such a way, that the legs and the backrest be made from a single piece of wood.
At the same time, the seats are easily stackable. In this way, the furniture occupies little space when not used, allowing the maintenance personnel to clean the surfaces in a comfortable way and save space when being transported. It is of particular significance in the case of designing products for contract markets.
Owing to the used beech wood, Aldo is light and handy.
When designing Aldo, the designers combined Paged’s expectations, the classical principals of design, and their own idea of giving it a bentwood form. The chair corresponds to Windsor chairs in a smart way – both the pieces of furniture have backrests that spread to create the shape of a peacock’s tail.
The Aldo chair is hand-manufactured in the famous Paged factory of bentwood forms in Jasienica.
At the same time, the EGZOTech team of engineers was perfecting the applications enabling a patient to play computer games when going through rehabilitation. It is an innovation on a global scale.
The prototype, developed by Husarska Design Studio, had been intensively tested by the target groups. It was only when rehabilitation with the use of Luna EMG started bringing the desired results that it was decided to begin the production of the robot’s final version.
EGZOTech, for which we have designed the rehabilitation robot Luna EMG, also asked us to design an exhibition stand.
By designing the stand we wanted to give it a cosmic character, which refers to the Luna design.
The first solution that distinguished the EGZOTech stand against competition was the use of distinctive lighting and glossy surfaces.
The walls were made in contrasting black and white.
The black holographic foil has been applied to the black walls thanks to which we got the glossy EGZOTech logo and cosmic graphics. White, on the other hand, were made of lighted panel LEDs, giving soft light. It was an element that caught people’s attention.
What’s more, there were used a modular wall system, so they can be easily dismantled and used for other events. On the stand, there were also displays attached to the walls, where various ends of the robot were presented.
Another important element of the stand was a backlit counter. At the counter, you could get more information about the product or have a cup of coffee.
On the TV screen, which was also the element of the stand, was presented a slideshow with photos, so patients were informed how to use Luna and they could try to do exercises as two pieces of the robot were presented on the front of the stand.
The Bellamy company, a well-known and respected across the whole Europe producer of children’s furniture has asked us to design a collection for them.
Who knows it best, how a perfect bed, desk or wardrobe for a child should like?
Parents, of course. That is why we approached them first when beginning the works on the new collection. Through numerous interviews, we have gained priceless remarks and suggestions.
What did the parents expect the most? Furniture that is durable and would serve children for as long as possible. But how can parents’ wishes be granted, if their kids grow so fast?
Intensive brainstorms in our office brought us the desired result: a perfect combination of children’s needs, parents’ dreams and our ideas.
The most important feature of the Hoppa collection is that each of the pieces of furniture grows along with the child. As the months go by, the furniture can be modified in such a way, to serve new purposes, adequately to the new needs of the room’s inhabitant.
The bed can be turned into a couch. The ladder at the bed can serve as an organizer or a wall for hanging containers. The sides of the bed will become the top of a desk. The clothes rack in the wardrobe can be lifted and adjusted to the child’s height. In this way, Hoppa becomes furniture both for toddlers and older kids.
The additional shelf for an electric nanny is a solution offered in response to parents’ expectations. First, the shelf is mounted to the bed and then can be used as a wall shelf.
The whole collection features slightly rounded shapes, inspired by Scandinavian style. Northern influence also reveals itself in the pastel colors of the furniture.
The collection is complemented by the bookcase, chest of drawers and wardrobe, all designed by us. All furniture from the Hoppa collection is rounded, thus being safer for a child. It is made of birch plywood and white furniture board. It is vital for a child’s balanced development that it have contact with natural wood and other natural materials from the earliest years.
All the paints used for the finishing of the Hoppa collection have proper approvals, rendering them suitable for kids.
The assumption of the project was to design a walking bag which not stigmatizes mothers or fathers. The bag can be used by both men and women thanks to its neutral look and colors.
During the project, the parents tested the prototypes of the bag. Their comments and ideas were included in the further design.
The main functions of Magsy are capacity, compactness and good quality materials with neat finishing.
The bag was designed for active parents who like to go for walks or trips with their children. Despite the small size of the bag, it is possible to pack many accessories which are necessary to take for a walk or longer trip.
So far every walk or long trip involved picking up several bags. Therefore Magsy’s biggest advantage is its capacity. It is possible to pack even a 15-inch laptop, so the bag will work perfectly for working parents. On the sides of the bag are rubber bands that hold bottles.
Magsy has many useful pockets and compartments. The bag includes a changing mat that is easy to clean. In addition, a separate sachet can be zip up to the bag. It has a special strap, allowing to put it on the arm. Therefore parent can bring the most precious things (phone, wallet, keys) when they leave for a moment from the trolley.
The bag can be held in a hand, worn on the shoulder. It can also pin it to a trolley or clip the straps and use as a backpack. The form of the backpack is a great solution because it allows the parents to take the baby to hands.
The main functions of the bag and its ability to transformation are presented in a stop motion made by Panopticon Films.