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Visted the Lasalle Show 2013 Exhibition on Thursday. As usual, the Lasalle graduation show is always brings in the crowds and the event was made very extravagant on the opening night! with confetti and all. As the event was held at Lasalle school, the exhibition space was widely spread out and easier to walk around to view different departments!
As you can see, the crowd does not look as packed as the previous 2 graduation show we been to.
We started with an area we are more familiar with first which is the Interior and product design exhibition. the signage for the Design word was really well designed, it was very drawn using tools that designers would use to create their design.
Walking around the exhibition, we realize that what they used to put the works on, was very familiar. It was similar to how we used to design our graduation show last year! only they are using plastic crates instead. *Note: We are not saying that they copied the way our graduation show was done. it was just a familiar sight.
Check out how interesting this idea is! "a melted puddle of pencil" was a really cute idea.
One thing about Lasalle works, their product finishing is FANTASTIC! was super impressed with how well their finishing was for all the products.
Walking pass this exhibit, what caught our eyes first was definitely the thumbnail head! but that was not the only interesting thing we saw on that space. If you look below the head, there is this book, that is completely made out of MIRRORS! this designer, carved the back of every mirror to create this book. it was brilliant~
Saw this model house, that we really liked. if we could build our own house, we would probably want it too look like this! the design was very current, as there are more houses being designed now to be very opened and have a wide space.
This next work, was just questionable. How do you get someone to hire you when there was no name cards or any contact details?
Found the furniture design exhibition, it was not a very big exhibition, and we must say, it was not very impressive. we saw works that were from a few years back that was shown at FDAs.
See how detailed the Lasalle students are in their work? they even have mini human figures in their interior space.
Once again, totally amazed by how well done their models are for their products.
The following 3 products are ones that really caught our attention!
Nuovo, a portable bento box that is able to be flatten and fit into most bags. Made out of food grade silicone and plastics, its recyclable yet durable. This box is able to be placed into the microwave and a dishwasher just like any other Tupperware or bento boxes. Whats not to like about this product? we would want this product to carry to work as normal bento boxes just aren't as compact or collapsible as this one!
Stoodon, a travel cleaner is just what everyone needs! a design that people would actually use it in a third world country or an area where they do not get easy access to water. This product would help wash clothes as well as help save water and this would make it easier for older people, as they would not need to bend so much to wash their clothes.
Further down the aisle were works from the Design and Media department degree program, as mentioned before the quality of their work were brilliantly crafted. Kudos to every single one of them.
Here below are a few that you should really take note of, if you guys are going to the show.
Word play using different shapes, angles and colors. all showing the word Craft. showing the audience that shapes and layers can make a word look different from every angle.
The one above was done by Donna Fonx, it is about teaching kids english through story and video animation. Personally we quite like it because firstly, it allowed the kids to be better in the command in English and also empowered their sense of creativity. Combined with brightly colored and friendly graphics, it make the series very absorbing and interesting to read. The designer herself was like her work, approachable and energetic.
Her storyboard and her processes.
The one above explored into the department of materials, on the right, were samples of material that had researched and come out with. To protect our environment is not just down to the job of the scientists, but everyone. Using the power of media, sharing the knowledges of the need of being Eco-friendly, being a designer is not about decorating or polishing item to makes it look better but, also at the same time solving problems or addressing issues.
A new way of work presentation? making them look like they are on those kind of newspaper racks where people can just take one to read before placing it back.
Tushaara Paul Vadekkel, did a a kit consisting of a series of 8 artefacts on tackling color blindness. She arrived at taking up this issue, because of her cousin who has colour blindness. Further research brought light upon the colour blind community's inability to successfully interpret the design of many things in their surroundings. That inspired her to touch on this topic. The kit even consist of the software to help designers to allow their designs to overcoming this problem. Further, allowing people who have color blindness to understand the message intended by each design.
Cool advertisement poster that show the product the designer was trying to show the audience.
Ninja turtle turned into apples?
Firstly, even though the each department had their own area for the exhibition, we still had trouble navigating our way around the show, as there weren't much information going around to let us know whether if this is under the product design, interior design or graphic design over at the diploma side. So we had some problem transiting from one to the next. Likewise, the designers weren't at their booth to talk to or introduced about their works. It felt as though it was the last day of their graduation show. Over at the degree side were much better, a couple of them talking and introducing their works patiently to those that stop by their booth.
But what really amazed us during the show were the craftsmanship of their works, The models were all done up nicely. Nice finishing, clean lines and great sanding. Lastly, we would also like to congratulate them on graduating. Great works, guys! Kudos to you all.
If you guys want to check the grad show out, you can still do so from now till the 6th of June, from 11am to 8pm daily!