It’s been three years that Strate Collège has been presenting 5 graduation projects, looking for a publisher, at the Observeur du design,The exhibition is organized by the l’APCI (Industrial creation promotion agency – Agence pour la Promotion de la Création Industrielle) and presents the French design panorama. Don’t hesitate to come and discover this emblematic exhibition, showing what is created in our profession. It will last until March 11, 2012, at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie.
The 5 projects from Strate Collège are:
- NAMI, a flexible geometry speaker, by Adeline Caudrelier
- Renovation of the airship shed (hangar Y), by Fabien Chancel
- COCO, the teasing kitchen or the kitchen handing down tool, by Lola Barthelemy
- Transcendenz, the extended emphatic reality, by Mickaël Harboun.
- Light therapy in the subway, by Annabelle Eugénia
Learn more about the exhibition: lien vers le site de la Cité des sciences
Learn more about the Observeur du design: lien vers le site de l’APCI
After receiving the Prix Emile Hermès last October, the designers collective UNQUI, made of 4 former Strate Collège students (Arnaud Le Cat, Coralie Frick, Esther Bacot, and Luther Quenum), received a star at the Observeur 12 for their “506” project.
Project description: to bring a simple and effective use innovation while giving meaning to an object that is usually neutral and silent. The thinking process and research led to propose a simple head (tap) which visually indicates the opening.
This project is the first collaboration with an industrial SME based in Abbeville, France, and which doesn’t call very often for designers: Comap Industries. Originally, Comap developed a new type of manual knob for thermostatic taps placed on radiators (it adapts to the different thread diameters). It was about modernize existing heads. Pressure on costs being high and with a lot of technical constraints, the proposal scope seemed very limited, especially for a small project like this one.
Design date: 2010
Edition status: En vente
Exhibition and prize: Star of the Observeur awards 12 (exhibition at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, from November 9, 2011 to March 11, 2012).
Click here to visit the APCI website and learn more about the manual knob:
Visit UNQUI website: http://unquidesigners.com/fr/news