make me! contest 2014

The make me! contest and exhibition are one of the landmarks of the Łódź Design Festival, and one of the most important international contests aimed at young designers. The ultimate goal of make me! is to promote the young generation of designers during each consecutive edition of the festival. The predominant distinguishing features of projects selected for the exhibition are: a new way of thinking about the reality which surrounds us and ignoring the current trends.
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A modern fluorescent LED lamp framed in wood and string is a recipe for “LED IT BE” – a lamp ideal for use in a variety of interior spaces.The fluorescent LED tube is powered as a standard light bulb and does not require frames or additional adapters. These are the main assumptions of the concept of the lamp, which change the existing patterns of thinking about the form of linear lighting and its technical purpose.

Modern fluorescent linear LED mounted with wood and strings, is a recipe for LED IT BE – the lamp for various interiors purposes.

“Stick” is a bookcase based on a pole construction. This piece of furniture consists of shelves wedging on four wooden legs that narrow with stepped slopes. Each of the six shelves has 4 drilled holes of different diameter so that they block at a different height of a leg. The piece of furniture may function both as a wall bookshelf and an openwork partition that divides space.

“Stick” is a bookcase based on a pole construction. This piece of furniture consists of shelves wedging on four wooden legs that narrow with stepped slopes. Each of the six shelves has 4 drilled holes of different diameter so that they block at a different height of a leg. The piece of furniture may function both as a wall bookshelf and an openwork partition that divides space.

The project has been driven by the possibility of creation of self-adaptive solutions that address everyday needs in a modern and trendy way. Local products – tangible, accessible and visible – are found particularly authentic and sustainable by consumers. The ‘A1’ chair is graphic in its shape.  Its structure is sturdy but flexible enough to provide comfort of use. No complex technology is used in the manufacturing process. The materials include different alloys of metal, wood and leather.

The project has been driven by the possibility of creation of self-adaptive solutions that address everyday needs in a modern and trendy way. Local products – tangible, accessible and visible – are found particularly authentic and sustainable by consumers. The ‘A1’ chair is graphic in its shape. Its structure is sturdy but flexible enough to provide comfort of use. No complex technology is used in the manufacturing process. The materials include different alloys of metal, wood and leather.

“Kraty” is a collection of decorative fabrics by the “Falbanka” duo – Izabela Sroka and Julia Cybis. The reason for its creation was a search for interesting fabrics with modern design and local character as well as the shared passion for the Polish post-war pattern designs.

“Kraty” is a collection of decorative fabrics by the “Falbanka” duo – Izabela Sroka and Julia Cybis. The reason for its creation was a search for interesting fabrics with modern design and local character as well as the shared passion for the Polish post-war pattern designs.

Fabricia Chang grew up in Taipei, graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013 ,Man and Leisure Department. By looking deeply into the things people take for granted, she hopes to create new patterns to intrigue people to look closer into cultural topics.

Fabricia Chang grew up in Taipei, graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013 ,Man and Leisure Department. By looking deeply into the things people take for granted, she hopes to create new patterns to intrigue people to look closer into cultural topics.

EVO is a project inspired by tradition. The starting point was the Thonet chair model from the end of the 19th century. The bent backrest and unusual placement of legs became an inspiration for the current project. The number of legs was reduced during the design process, which resulted in a fresh form. The furniture’s distinguishing features are lightness and minimalism.

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“The Domestichorpophone” is a cabinet with the features of a musical instrument. The handcrafted maple wood combined with walnut and metal details is a reference to the classical appearance of a string instrument. When the user pushes or pulls a single drawer, sound is produced. The user can personalize sound by tuning the strings that every drawer produces different chord. In this way the user can find his or her own means of sound within the personal space.

“Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room” is a fascinating exhibition of student work.

“Wazony Florian” were created out of passion for plants and glass at Glass Atelier at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. The project as a whole has been made using a glass blowing technique by glassmakers from the Rona glass factory. The craft nature is what makes each vase different and unique. The vases with their forms are to evoke flower calyces.

“Wazony Florian” were created out of passion for plants and glass at Glass Atelier at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. The project as a whole has been made using a glass blowing technique by glassmakers from the Rona glass factory. The craft nature is what makes each vase different and unique. The vases with their forms are to evoke flower calyces.

A new approach to the design of jacquard fabric. The use of both sides of the fabric and long intricate patterns. Specially designed weaves made it possible to weave one black and white side and the other side in green and blue colour. Weaves also create the texture of the fabric, combine and divide the layers (a 3D effect).

A new approach to the design of jacquard fabric. The use of both sides of the fabric and long intricate patterns. Specially designed weaves made it possible to weave one black and white side and the other side in green and blue colour. Weaves also create the texture of the fabric, combine and divide the layers (a 3D effect).

“PLANTATION” was developed in recognizing the potential use of abandoned drinking glasses. The result is a porcelain object that rests in a common glass, which allows the observation of the growing process of plants, both its stem as well its root. These unique porcelain components are suitable for growing plants and when turned upside down can be used as a mini greenhouse, ideal during seed germination.

Polish artist and designer Alicja Patanowska has created a collection of hand-thrown ceramic .

Three designers have set themselves the goal of creating an edible tableware. The girls wanted to make their products sustainable, accessible, cheap and stimulate creativity, and at the same time make them smell good, easy to dye so as to bring joy both to small and large users. After the consumption of the content you can eat the tableware or allow others to eat them and as a last resort, you can simply throw them away because they as biomass will quickly return to nature.

Three designers have set themselves the goal of creating an edible tableware. The girls wanted to make their products sustainable, accessible, cheap and stimulate creativity, and at the same time make them smell good, easy to dye so as to bring joy both to small and large users. After the consumption of the content you can eat the tableware or allow others to eat them and as a last resort, you can simply throw them away because they as biomass will quickly return to nature.

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