Graduation project mid-semester presentation
Yesterday we had our second big presentation of the semester, to show our progress on our upcoming graduation project. The presentation is in part an exhibition, Two long tables filled with mockups and sketches, located in our lobby on the 4th floor of the Mitchell building in Shenkar. The exhibition will be there for the rest of this week, so if you’re around feel free to come and see.
I’m currently focusing my efforts in two directions. First, I continue to explore the realm of the helmets, trying to figure out the best scenario fit for a soft shell helmet. And second, i’m experimenting with plastic and rubber to find new combinations and forms.
In the past few weeks I gathered many images, from helmets, to nature, to textures and style. These serve me as an inspiration and references, helping me sketch, design and explore.
I’ve divided all my references into five categories:
Context- a reference chart to the many types, styles and cultural elements of the helmet.
Biomimicry - finding inspiration by imitating nature.
Style - Details and extracts of products and fashion pieces that I find intriguing.
Tesselation - I find that folds and origami are a huge influence for me in this project.
Subjection - With the help of a good friend, I’ve made a plaster cast of my head and my shoulders, so I could later use it as a base for my design.
The presentation went well and I’ve received good feedback from my educators. My goal now is to further delve into the project, to take apart the core elements of the helmet and translate them into mockups and sketches. As always, I’ll post new materials soon.