Miio Palette's design was inspired by a painter's palette but it was meant for dental laboratory. The designer combined the artistic and the functional perspective, creating a product that comes equipped with an easy to clean, detachable glass surface to mix the composite and with 9 wells where you can practically storage your ceramic jars. With the aid of the mixing plate the user can easily set in order all the little bottles in utter compliance with their distinct characteristics in order to maximize the performance of the dental technicians.
In everyone’s childhood, one of the first objects they encounter is a pencil and sharpener. Standing over the trash bin and sharpening your tool, and make your marks on paper. This interaction can be related to everyone across different cultures and background. The pencil sharpener is a work of beauty — it’s a piece that expresses simplicity and the magic of analog. A pencil sharpener is honest, and as you sharpen your pencil, you see the graphite and wood shavings fly out each turn.By utilizing zirconia’s material property, the blade doesn’t need to be changed and sharpens smoothly.
Sostanza is a simplified lead holder that combines the warmth of a traditional pencil with the convenience of a propelling pencil. It's composed of only two pieces, the lightweight wooden body and the external ring that slides up to lock the lead in place. Its functioning is elemental but not taken for granted, all the mechanisms have been eliminated, in order to simplify the assembling process and improve its sustainability. Sostanza is a handmade object, entirely produced in Italy using beautiful natural materials.
The casing of the millisecond metal tape measure and fiber measure is manufactured by milling aluminum ingots with the utmost precision. The two-sided body boasts shell-like indentations on both sides. This offers the user greater comfort as the fingers lie neatly in the indentations. The designer’s objective was not only to consider the shape of the measuring tape as an object, but also to consider how it might be both used as a tool and carried.
Transforming regular stationery into one that bears historic meaning, while maintaining its user functionality in current times, is the biggest challenge. The Top Scholar Pen Set design took references from ancient Chinese imperial examination practices, scholar culture and moral values. Pen cap resembles the top hat wore by scholars in the past. Pen barrel was designed like the Cim bucket or fortune telling sticks holder. The pens, similar to fortune sticks and written with blessings in calligraphy strokes, represents luck for users to excel in performance during tests.