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make me! contest 2013

The make me! competition and exhibition are hallmarks of the Łódź Design Festival. For six years, both events have been drawing, in their unique way, the attention of viewers, media and experts. Their target group include designers aged 20-35 who submit their industrial design and graphic projects in such categories as textiles, fashion, glass and ceramics. http://lodzdesign.com/en/festival-menu/exhibitions/make-me/
Taburet, Natalia Gil / The primary material used to create the stool designed by Natalia Gil are hands of old, discarded dolls. Used in large quantities, they allow for the creation of an unusual structure. Because of this, the stool, apart from performing its standard functions, may also be used for the purposes of massage. The components are attached using an epoxy resin and circumscribed with flexible plywood. Supported by metal legs, all these elements have managed to form a consistent…

Taburet, Natalia Gil / The primary material used to create the stool designed by Natalia Gil are hands of old, discarded dolls. Used in large quantities, they allow for the creation of an unusual structure. Because of this, the stool, apart from performing its standard functions, may also be used for the purposes of massage. The components are attached using an epoxy resin and circumscribed with flexible plywood. Supported by metal legs, all these elements have managed to form a consistent…

The „Kurzyska” (big hens) Jacquard fabric, Marta Kwiatkowska / The Jacquard fabric combines traditional patterns with modern design. This allows it to be used in a modern interior, whether as furniture upholstery or a decorative fabric to be hung on the wall. Hen are the main theme of the design, integrated into a background made up of multiplied geometric shapes. The fabric incorporates six colours: black, white, cream, red, brown and violet. Separate plaits were designed for each colour.

The „Kurzyska” (big hens) Jacquard fabric, Marta Kwiatkowska / The Jacquard fabric combines traditional patterns with modern design. This allows it to be used in a modern interior, whether as furniture upholstery or a decorative fabric to be hung on the wall. Hen are the main theme of the design, integrated into a background made up of multiplied geometric shapes. The fabric incorporates six colours: black, white, cream, red, brown and violet. Separate plaits were designed for each colour.

Pic-nic, Marzena Krupa / The Pic-nic is a disposable picnic table. It was designed with urban picnics in mind which means that you can take it along no matter where you go. Owing to the use of corrugated cardboard it is light and cheap, while at the same time remaining rigid enough to be used for its intended purpose. In addition, graphics or advertisements can be drawn or printed on its surface. The cardboard used for its manufacture is obtained through recycling and may be reused once…

Pic-nic, Marzena Krupa / The Pic-nic is a disposable picnic table. It was designed with urban picnics in mind which means that you can take it along no matter where you go. Owing to the use of corrugated cardboard it is light and cheap, while at the same time remaining rigid enough to be used for its intended purpose. In addition, graphics or advertisements can be drawn or printed on its surface. The cardboard used for its manufacture is obtained through recycling and may be reused once…

The Secret Life of Bees, Agnieszka Kamińska / The project is an educational game for blind and partially-sighted children. It is made up of a carton beehive and 14 boards put inside as if they were honeycombs. The boards were all made of a PVC foamboard, which is resistible to mechanical damage even when frequently used by a blind child. All the elements were designed to provide the children with as many tactile experiences as possible and to help them imagine the world around them.

The Secret Life of Bees, Agnieszka Kamińska / The project is an educational game for blind and partially-sighted children. It is made up of a carton beehive and 14 boards put inside as if they were honeycombs. The boards were all made of a PVC foamboard, which is resistible to mechanical damage even when frequently used by a blind child. All the elements were designed to provide the children with as many tactile experiences as possible and to help them imagine the world around them.

Veggie Coster FabLab Łódź, „the Combine” / Veggie Coaster is an cable car line with saplings which, after the necessary preparations are complete, will move around like cable cars. In order to take maximum advantage of used parts and avoid purchasing ready-made products, the structure of the cable car line was based on bicycle parts, including a wheel, chains, sprockets, etc. Hanging on the line are flower pots made of plastic bags welded together using a clothes iron.

Veggie Coster FabLab Łódź, „the Combine” / Veggie Coaster is an cable car line with saplings which, after the necessary preparations are complete, will move around like cable cars. In order to take maximum advantage of used parts and avoid purchasing ready-made products, the structure of the cable car line was based on bicycle parts, including a wheel, chains, sprockets, etc. Hanging on the line are flower pots made of plastic bags welded together using a clothes iron.

Plasters, Beza Projekt / This angle bars are great for DIY. Usually such elements are viewed from a purely technical point of view but here they become an important part of a piece of furniture or a larger construction. Thanks to the material used, its finishing, shape and size, angle bars define the furniture’s spirit. They do not need to be installed levelly, chaos is part of the design. There are 8 different aluminium angle bars in the set with numerous possibilities to use them.

Plasters, Beza Projekt / This angle bars are great for DIY. Usually such elements are viewed from a purely technical point of view but here they become an important part of a piece of furniture or a larger construction. Thanks to the material used, its finishing, shape and size, angle bars define the furniture’s spirit. They do not need to be installed levelly, chaos is part of the design. There are 8 different aluminium angle bars in the set with numerous possibilities to use them.

Less, Agnieszka Mazur / LESS are wooden circles designed to apportion space, alluding to the attributes of a plate or bowl. Instead of limiting the space, however, they merely close it off on a two-dimensional plane. They are made of bent wood – a delicate, non-intrusive material. By satisfying the minimum requirements for space-limiting objects, they radiate a feeling of order and control. They can be used for a variety of purposes.

Less, Agnieszka Mazur / LESS are wooden circles designed to apportion space, alluding to the attributes of a plate or bowl. Instead of limiting the space, however, they merely close it off on a two-dimensional plane. They are made of bent wood – a delicate, non-intrusive material. By satisfying the minimum requirements for space-limiting objects, they radiate a feeling of order and control. They can be used for a variety of purposes.

“Happy Eggs” Maja Szczypek / Maja Szczypek designed eco-friendly cartons for organic eggs. The author decided to stick to the familiar dimpled form, best for this type of container, but used a different material. Thanks to her exclusive use of hay, the containers are pleasant to smell and touch. The boxes are available in different sizes, each accompanied by a special label. On the whole, the design is supposed to make the customer feel that what they have before them is 100% natural.

“Happy Eggs” Maja Szczypek / Maja Szczypek designed eco-friendly cartons for organic eggs. The author decided to stick to the familiar dimpled form, best for this type of container, but used a different material. Thanks to her exclusive use of hay, the containers are pleasant to smell and touch. The boxes are available in different sizes, each accompanied by a special label. On the whole, the design is supposed to make the customer feel that what they have before them is 100% natural.

Re_ed AP DIZAJN / Re_ed is a fully biodegradable stool. The main materials used are reed, sawdust and cement. The reed substitutes the legs of the seat – firmly compacted, it is very durable, does not rot when exposed to moisture and is fireproof. A specially prepared mixture of cement and sawdust is used as a cohesive for the reed. The mixture is biodegradable and durable but at the same time relatively light when compared to concrete with mineral aggregate.

Re_ed AP DIZAJN / Re_ed is a fully biodegradable stool. The main materials used are reed, sawdust and cement. The reed substitutes the legs of the seat – firmly compacted, it is very durable, does not rot when exposed to moisture and is fireproof. A specially prepared mixture of cement and sawdust is used as a cohesive for the reed. The mixture is biodegradable and durable but at the same time relatively light when compared to concrete with mineral aggregate.

DE.SERKI Aleksandra Satława / DE.SERKI is a set of three boards for cutting and serving Polish cheeses. The design is inspired  by the diamond-shaped patterns popular in the culture and architecture of Podhale (Polish mountain region). At the same time, it evokes the shape of a mould used to make traditional Polish cheese, made with sheep milk and sold mainly in Podhale. One side of the board is used for cutting, the other one – for serving. There are three sizes for different kinds of…

DE.SERKI Aleksandra Satława / DE.SERKI is a set of three boards for cutting and serving Polish cheeses. The design is inspired by the diamond-shaped patterns popular in the culture and architecture of Podhale (Polish mountain region). At the same time, it evokes the shape of a mould used to make traditional Polish cheese, made with sheep milk and sold mainly in Podhale. One side of the board is used for cutting, the other one – for serving. There are three sizes for different kinds of…

UL Lamp, Vel / A light bulb, a cable, a bulb holder and a metal frame – this is all it takes to create a lamp. The lamp gives off a soft, pleasant light, while the coiled cable casts intriguing shadows on the floor. The fourteen-meter long cable and a mounting system based on rubber cable glands allows the user to wrap the cable around the frame or unwrap it when desired, thus determining both the distance from the power socket and the intensity of the lamp’s glow.

UL Lamp, Vel / A light bulb, a cable, a bulb holder and a metal frame – this is all it takes to create a lamp. The lamp gives off a soft, pleasant light, while the coiled cable casts intriguing shadows on the floor. The fourteen-meter long cable and a mounting system based on rubber cable glands allows the user to wrap the cable around the frame or unwrap it when desired, thus determining both the distance from the power socket and the intensity of the lamp’s glow.

Wallet, Marta Morawska / A design of a wallet that answers the needs of both seeing people and the blind. Attractivelooking and handy, but at the same time equipped with elements that help the blind distinguish between different bank notes and coins. The notes pocket is shaped in a manner that corresponds to the size of different bank notes. On the flap of the purse there is a model of a 50-grosz coin so that it can be told apart from the similar 20-grosz one.

Wallet, Marta Morawska / A design of a wallet that answers the needs of both seeing people and the blind. Attractivelooking and handy, but at the same time equipped with elements that help the blind distinguish between different bank notes and coins. The notes pocket is shaped in a manner that corresponds to the size of different bank notes. On the flap of the purse there is a model of a 50-grosz coin so that it can be told apart from the similar 20-grosz one.

Bar stool / Hanna Ferenc’s bar stool design is based on the premise that a part of the production process can be passed onto the user. The design is made up of simple elements that make it easy to assemble this piece of furniture at home. In order to build your own bar stool, you only need a white pipe, which ends up as part of the stool; elements for bending; and a straightforward video instruction (QR code on the object).

Bar stool / Hanna Ferenc’s bar stool design is based on the premise that a part of the production process can be passed onto the user. The design is made up of simple elements that make it easy to assemble this piece of furniture at home. In order to build your own bar stool, you only need a white pipe, which ends up as part of the stool; elements for bending; and a straightforward video instruction (QR code on the object).

CRL.ludLOVE / Karolina Zięba prepared two outfits: for a tomboy and for a girl more into skirts and dresses. Both use high-quality natural fabrics and invoke traditional folk costumes. The designer looked for inspiration in the past and tradition. She chose only all-natural fabrics: smooth unbleached cotton, thick striped cloth, thin and delicate cotton. The clothes were sewn using traditional methods, with no overlock stitching, and covered seams.

CRL.ludLOVE / Karolina Zięba prepared two outfits: for a tomboy and for a girl more into skirts and dresses. Both use high-quality natural fabrics and invoke traditional folk costumes. The designer looked for inspiration in the past and tradition. She chose only all-natural fabrics: smooth unbleached cotton, thick striped cloth, thin and delicate cotton. The clothes were sewn using traditional methods, with no overlock stitching, and covered seams.

Acutobtus LAMP, Monika Szczepańska /  The Acutobtus LAMP is a lampshade designed to incorporate the commonly available E27 light bulb holder. The object is based on stencils, cut mechanically from polypropylene sheets. The product was designed in response to the low-cost design ideal. It is based on the simplest technological solutions and uses materials which are cheap to produce. the Acutobtus LAMP therefore constitutes an alternative to low-cost, mass produced designs.

Acutobtus LAMP, Monika Szczepańska / The Acutobtus LAMP is a lampshade designed to incorporate the commonly available E27 light bulb holder. The object is based on stencils, cut mechanically from polypropylene sheets. The product was designed in response to the low-cost design ideal. It is based on the simplest technological solutions and uses materials which are cheap to produce. the Acutobtus LAMP therefore constitutes an alternative to low-cost, mass produced designs.

Kresiki, Marlena Gałka / Kresiki are colour pencils for the youngest children who are just starting to get to know the world of shapes and colours. They were created to help them develop their innate spontaneity, curiosity and creativity. There are 9 wooden pencils of different shapes and colours in the set.  The colour pencils are made of soft lime wood and are ergonomically-shaped. They fit little children’s hands perfectly and can easily be held in the most comfortable way

Kresiki, Marlena Gałka / Kresiki are colour pencils for the youngest children who are just starting to get to know the world of shapes and colours. They were created to help them develop their innate spontaneity, curiosity and creativity. There are 9 wooden pencils of different shapes and colours in the set. The colour pencils are made of soft lime wood and are ergonomically-shaped. They fit little children’s hands perfectly and can easily be held in the most comfortable way