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Pick pocket

03.2015


Waterproof bag made out of coated pvc and cordura. With two independant pockets are sewn in the front. It can contain folders of an A4 size.
Project done in the context of the 50th anniversary of USM : "project 50". This initiative, launched by the swiss company, aims to encourage creators from various countries to explore the topic of modularity. The bag pattern is designed following the openstructure grid, created by Thomas Lommée.

Photography © Mario Simon

Ladder

07.2014


Solid beech ladder with recycled rubber foam used for the step and floor pads. Designed for a lofted apartment in Paris.

Photographs

2014


Film photography.

Almost the same

2013


The myth pretends all you need is a pencil and a blank page, and that the creative impulse arises spontaneously. As if by magic. Thus neglecting the inspiration found in conscious and unconscious influences.
Since we were kids we were often told not to copy our neighbor. Copying is cheating. Copying is wrong. It is of lower quality. But copying is also learning, as shown in the field of Fine Arts. Copying can pay tribute. It is a way of understanding, transmitting knowledge, spreading a thought. I wanted to show that copying can be a creative engine, opening new opportunities, innovations and shifts. Three objects were used as starting points for this demonstration: a flashlight, a Bic mechanical pencil and a clock. 3 standard objects, 3 objects of less than 5 euros, 3 objects of mass consumption. Each has a complex mechanism, suitable for deconstruction and reconstruction.
Here is an overview of some emblematic models made within this process of reproduction.
At first, the copy translates the objects' surface. The attention focuses on texture, materials, small constructive and graphic details. A phase of dismantling follows where I isolate the internal mechanisms. Finally comes the stage of re-construction. I combine objects with their representations, using technical plans and 3D modelling tools. There is a shift toward making the technical elements more understandable, the new objects more intuitive, and mixing in small innovations. (e.g: conductive black coated aluminium tape in the wood flashlight replaces the classical switch by the physical contact with the hand or the use of conductive metallic thread replaces the switch by the simple action of making a knot). Producing once again, re-do, re-play, different.

Diploma project at ENSCI.





120 cm

07.2013


Shelf with accessories: a mirror, a hook and a small tray. This solid beech shelf has a rail slide in which are placed the three accessories. Each of these objects highlights a material and process. The two-way mirror is a cut glass piece to which a tinted film is applied. The hook, a bent metal rod that is powder coated, and the small tray a vacuum formed shell that is connected to colored or marbled resin elements which fit into the rail.

In collaboration with Fanny Serouart.

Annie

09.2010


Bike without pedals for children made out of tubular frame reinforced with leather straps. The design follows one line that takes into account various key elements (the saddle, the luggage holder, the handles).

In collaboration with Kritinee Panustittikorn
and Emilie Hirayama.



1, 2, 3 remote control

11.2012


In todays world, television is more than just a television. We can now browse internet, save data, listen to online music etc... To respond to this situation we created three new remote controls for different uses. Three independent objects, which correspond to different television experiences. The "central" remote fulfills all the functions of a standard remote control. Its basic shape and its wooden body ensures good grip and a more intuitive use. The "extension" remote acts as an extra support. This multitouch pad is used to navigate the internet or play games more smoothly. The "minimum necessary" remote supports the essential functions of the central object (change channels, adjust the volume and navigate through 3 possible menus: music, radio and television). It is designed for mobile use. Its small size and leather tie make it easily transportable. It allows the user to do other activities while interacting with the content of the television at any time. The marble base is used as storage space for these three objects. It visually integrates the remote controls in the domestic landscape. This storage element can welcome objects already at home, thus reflecting the character of any interior.

In collaboration with Yun Li.
Partnership with EPFL - ECAL LAB.

Howl

04.2012


Howl Radio is the result of an unexpected collaboration between two craftsmen: a gilder and an electronic specialist. The body of this gilded ceramic radio is adorned using a fine palladium paint that has conductive properties. The metallic patterns are not only ornamental elements but play a functional role in the object. Each motif matches a particular setting: on / off, volume and frequency. The graphic designs are drawn in accordance to certain technological constraints. For example, creating a figure with a long thin line allows for more accurate sound control. All three impressions are painted across the radio surface, where users can modulate each setting with a smooth interactive gesture.

See the video Howl - Gilded Ceramic Radio.
See the video Howl - Patterns experimentations.

In collarobation with Raphaël Pluvinage.

Frame light

11.2011


Adjustable lamp. Thanks to its notched button, it can both be a portable lamp, hung to doorknobs, a table lamp or a mood lamp and light more broadly. It has an aluminum body and a removable hardened steel arm. An LED panel is attached to the interior, letting the light shine through a translucent plexiglas plate.

Collages

2010 - 2014


Mixed media.

Photographs

2013


Film photography.

Projects

Ladder, 2014
Photographs, 2014
Almost the same, 2013
120 cm, 07.2013
1, 2, 3 remote control, 11.2012
Howl, 04.2012
Annie, 09.2010
Frame light, 11.2011
Photographs, 08.2013
Collages, 2010 – 2014

Contests

2011
1st price Tell me a story.
Pattern on Ceramic.
Fly 1st edition contest.
Sold in stores.


celia.torvisco@gmail.com
Graphic design Kiösk