This year, the University of Oregon Product Design program turns 10 years old. Additionally, 17 seniors will be displaying their designs at Salone del Mobile Milano beginning this upcoming Tuesday.At the University of Oregon, Product Design students learn thoughtful, intuitive design through means of material choice and manufacturing methods. We are taught to consider form, craftsmanship, user interaction, and aesthetic value. These projects are a compilation of senior works classified as either home goods or furniture. Each product was carefully developed to pay close attention the users it interacts with and its surrounding environment.
Dana Goetsch, Elijah Klauder, Tanner Stickling, Josh Lyman, Genevieve Gallagher, Taylor Lauck, Lindsey Johnson, Emilio Halperin, Yiming Ding, Maddy Landis-Croft, Avery Butler, Bhavin Patel, Tin Le, Craig Robbins, Julia Sherman, Thomas Sprott, and Garrett Warnick
Centric TrayDana Goetsch
Gusta and GustoJulia Sherman and Thomas Sprott
Pepper PressCraig Robbins
Slide ChairElijah Klauder
Target Trash CanYiming Ding
Tarn LampGarrett Warnick
Product Details (Product Name - Designer Name)
Centric Tray - Dana Goetsch
Description: Many trays are constantly sitting in excess clutter, losing their functional value of serving due to the inconvenient task of clearing them off. Centric Trays, however, are a decorative statement alone. By combining beauty and functionality, Centric Trays present a unique opportunity to showcase the product, rather than the contents piled on top of it.
Specs: Jatoba wood
30.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm
Slide Chair - Elijah Klauder
Description: Built using minimal materials to achieve maximum comfort, the slide chair accents the modern home with quiet elegance and a unique aesthetic. Subtle curves are tailored to the human form to achieve lasting comfort, while durable construction and a maple hardwood frame ensure that it will stand the test of time.
Specs: Maple hardwood construction
81 x 41 x 48 cm
Provision - Tanner Stickling
Description: Provision is a ceramic tableware set that captures the pressures of food through color, texture, and emotion. Referring to the texture of the dishes, they were designed to exhibit a hidden touch at the base. The hand-carved texture is designed for both attractive and stimulating experiences.
Specs: Terracotta clay and white glaze.
Large bowl, 10 x 36 x 36 cm
Medium bowl, 8 x 22 x 24 cm
Small bowl, 7 x 17 x 18 cm
Slot - Josh Lyman
Description: Slot is the minimal and intuitive solution for toothbrush storage. It focuses on using the natural affordance to lean, by offering three primary channels large enough to accommodate a range of differently sized toothbrushes. It's smooth surface and soft curves not only allow for easy wash-ability but also bring an elegant form to sterile bathroom counters.
Specs: 3D Printed Resin with high-quality paint finish.
19.6 cm x 11.1 x 8.9
Turn - Genevieve Gallagher
Description: Turn is a soft mood light that emanates a comforting glow to any room. The act of physically turning the product on and off creates a personal relationship between the user
and light. Turn is an aesthetically clean piece to hang on your wall paired with a practical
and soothing function.
Specs: SLS 3D printed form, LED lights
35 x 35 x 15 cm
Fin - Taylor Lauck
Description: Fin was designed to be an everyday side chair. Found in the cafe or in the home, Fin is made from an Ashwood and sealed with a soap finish. Drawing inspiration from the Windsor this chair uses four spindles, two of which connect to the back legs into the top rail. The subtle curve of the rail echoes in the curvature of the seat, lending a comfortable upright position for the user.
74 x 43 x 36 cm
Threadbare - Lindsey Johnson
Description: Threadbare evokes the comfort of a quiet morning through materialization and spacious structure. The playful interaction of sliding dowels is adaptable and removes the tedious nature of restoring garments. Threadbare is visually minimal, exposed wardrobe storage adaptable to any organizational needs.
Metal Hardware with Brushed Bronze finish
183 x 163 x 46cm
Jakke Chair - Emilio Halperin
Description: The Jakke chair is a minimal side chair that emphasizes its lightweight construction and friendly shape. Referencing Scandinavian furniture and inspired by the rainy climates of the Pacific Northwest the chair encourages hanging coats behind the backrest without having them get in the way. Made from Eastern Ash and Molded plywood for the seat and backrest.
Specs: Eastern Ash, molded plywood
43 x 43 x 81 cm
Target Trash Can - Yiming Ding
Description: People often throw trash into a garbage can like they are shooting a basketball. This simple action ads joy to the user's life. The purpose of the Target Trash Can is to emphasize this affordance through design. By aiming for the red ball in the center, people feel a sense of achievement and excitement while discarding their trash.
Mild Steel, Powder Coat White
25 x 25 x 30 cm
Loop - Maddy Landis-Croft
Description: A light, modern, and simple take on a valet chair, the Loop Bench allows you a place to take off your shoes when you first walk in the door. An abstraction of a chair back, the loop acts as an intuitive spot to hang your coat or scarf. Lift up the top to find storage for gloves, hats, or whatever else you might need to store near the door.
76 x 37 x 69 cm
Butcher block table - Avery Butler
Description: The butcher block table is an exploration of flexible design, applied to the kitchen cutting board. The table acts as a standalone countertop, and cutting surface. Pinned to the side is a removable leather knife pouch, which accommodates anything with a blade less than 10 inches long.
Powder-coated steel, maple, dyed veg tan leather
124 x 63.5 x 86 cm
Mashaal - Bhavin Patel
Description: Mashaal is a rechargeable lamp that can double as a torch. With the utilization of a magnetic ball joint, the arm can completely detach from the base and still function as a source of light. The intention was to marry minimal aesthetic with maximum functionality.
Specifications: Ash wood that has been dyed black; the button and ball joint are chrome steel.
50 x 10 x 30 cm
Lunar Light - Tin Le
Description: This light is designed to be the most portable lamp possible. The lamp is made out of high-quality materials using anodized aluminum, and PLA plastic. The light is equipped with 1200 mA battery which gives the user the long-lasting battery that they need to finish a certain task, around 5 hrs for standard use. Powered by 22 different super bright LEDs, it gives the user the best quality of light possible for their space. At last, anyone can maximize their productivity without bothering their neighbors.
Specifications: Anodized Aluminum, ABS
18 x 23 x 10 cm
Atlas - Tin Le
Description: Toothbrush holder set aimed to minimize counter space within the user bathroom and enhance usability by affordance of the groove in the holder. The use of premium materials makes brushing teeth more enjoyable and fun. There are three ways that a person can use this toothbrush: Set, Poke, Lay. It also uses the technology of micro-suction tape to help the holder stick anywhere desired. Atlas was designed with a minimal, clean, and modern aesthetic in mind to help make the bathroom pleasant to enter.
Specifications: Anodized Aluminum, ABS
20 x 4 x 4 cm
Pepper Press - Craig Robbins
Description: The Pepper Press replaces the twisting motion of traditional pepper mills with a pressing motion to achieve a more universal design. The form is inspired by a sauce bottle due to ergonomics and the bottles relationship with culinary environments.
Gusta and Gusto table lights - Julia Sherman and Thomas Sprott
Description: The Gusta and Gusto table lights are complementary ceramic lights designed by Peaches, a ceramic design studio run by Julia Sherman and Thomas Sprott. The Gusta light is a warm, ambient mood light while the Gusto light can be used as an adjustable light source.
Specifications: LED light, porcelain, and maple wood
Gusto, 22 x 22 x 35 cm
Gusta, 22 x 22 x 28 cm
Tarn Lamp - Garrett Warnick
Description: Tarn is inspired by the soaring form of construction cranes. Visually light, but physically heavy, the lamp reduces the crane's skeletal frame to a series of hollow tubes and junctures.