Maurits Schulze 11D
Many people in today‟s world carry around countless valuables with them every day; from
cell phones to coins, from iPods to cufflinks. Often, when these people come home fromwork or from school, they just randomly place these valuable objects where it is mostconvenient for them, and in some cases forget where that was. This causes unnecessary stress,and is simply annoying. My design will be influenced by Philippe Starck. Even though none
of Starck‟s products really deal with this problem, I find his slee
k, elegant and modernsdesigns very aesthetically pleasing, and will look to incorporate them into the final product.The target audience for this task will be basically anybody who carries around manyvaluables with them every day; students, people working in offices, teachers etc.
My problem relates to Human Ingenuity, because I am planning on creating a product thatwill solve an everyday problem. Many people, including myself, often misplace theirvaluables, or store them in places where they cannot find them the next day. This can be verystressful and annoying, and can even cause bigger issues (if an object such as the passport ismisplaced). My product will solve this problem by organizing the different valuables
The designer I selected
to influence me is Philippe Starck. Starck makes industrial designproducts ranging from chairs to dumbbells, perfumes, showers and motorcycles. I choseStarck, because I am fond of the way he designs his products
i.e. the design is very sleek,simple, elegant and modern. The shapes and colors arevery clean and Starck uses a variety of materials, fromplastics/acrylics to high-end woods and metals. I alsolike the way Starck combines different materials (suchas wood and metal) in some of his designs, and managesto still make it look aesthetically pleasing. Starck is stillalive today, so most of his designs are quite modern,and some even focus on rising technologies. An
example of this is the „FREEBOX REVOLUTION V6‟
which is a device that contains a freebox player and aserver.