4-week project in collaboration with FM Mattsson Mora
The overall goal with this course was to get all students
working with form and introducing clay to those who where new to
The students where asked to design a mixer tap water
fixture for the private bathroom, which is aesthetic and expressive
in its form language. They also had to consider
ergonomics,operation, function and form expression, as well as
having an idea of the materials and how it should be produced. Due
to the limited time and nature of this course, they was asked not
to use your computers to design this, but rather work with sketches
and physical sketch models.
In the first phase of the course all the inspiration where
collected and mood and form imageboards where created.
In the second phase the sketching on paper but also with clay
where introduced for a quick but proper concept and form
The concept where then presented with a clay model 1:1 and a
poster that where done in the third and last phase.
External presentation at traid fair
During the Nordbygg 2012 trade fair in Älvsjö, Stockholm
on the 20-23 of March, the students showed their designs in FM
- The students´ designs are generally at a very high level
of execution, says Ostnor´s head of research and development Mikael
Hansson. The students have worked hard and showed us innovative
designs that could be valuable to us in the future.
Mikael Hansson, Head of research and development,
Jasjit Singh, Form teacher, Umeå Institute of Design
Oscar Björk, Ass Program Director, Umeå Institute of
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme