Gdyna Design Days

RE:MAIN

Date

30 june - 9 july, 10:00-20:00

Place:

PSTP Gdynia
Al. Zwycięstwa 96/98

Sometimes the circumstances force us to go beyond the established schemes. It is due to problems – both the known and the unknown – that we need to use solutions which we have not used before. How can we cope with such crises?

This question became the stimulus for the creation of RE:MAIN products. The use of 3D printing has allowed innovation to help people change their everyday lives.

RE:MAIN is a set of items, which are the result of workshops conducted in Gdynia, during which experienced designers sought new design solutions. Together they have been trying to name and describe problems of various sizes - from minor crises to the great cataclysms that can affect a modern man. The creators also tried to answer the question: What can we do to help deal with such unpredictable situations? The spectrum is broad so the resulting projects are very diverse. They respond to all kinds of needs and crises: from surviving financial problems, through overcoming mobility barriers, self-reliant production of long lasting foods or brightening the world by using an inconspicuous flashlight.

These objects were 3D printed in PPNT prototyping facilities. The creators decided that this untypical way of production allows them to create products which would help them survive in difficult situations and introduce innovations which can make our lives easier. The designers have created reusable products to also lessen the burden on our planet. The RE:MAIN objects were first presented during the 10th edition of Gdynia Design Days 2017 festival. UAU Project ¬-Justyna Fałdzińska and Miłosz Dąbrowski were the curators of the project.

Speaker:

  • UAU project is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in 2011 by Justyna Fałdzińska & Miłosz Dąbrowski, graduates from Industrial Design Faculty on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Currently UAU project’s main interest is exploring and experimenEng with consumer oriented 3D printing for use in home producEon because they think it’s the future. They want to show that 3D printing is the best way to make good design accessible. UAU project develop their products with passion and commitment, with only the Best quality materials. They take care of the environment, so most of materials they use are either biodegradable or highly recyclable.

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  • Graduate of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where he currently works as an assistant. During his studies he was a scholarship student at the Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2007 he held an internship at Droog in Amsterdam. Since 2008, together with Paulina Ryń he co-creates the Grupa Projektowa Razy2. For 2.5 years he was a designer at Terma. He designs everyday objects, furniture, lighting, elements of public space, as well as rehabilitation equipment. He is the author of many implemented products, including the PLC radiator which won "Dobry Wzór 2014" in home category and "Must Have 2015", he also participated in the creation of the Pictor unit for rehabilitation, which won a honorable mention in Polski Produkt Przyszłości (Polish Product of the Future) awarded by PARP. He was a member of the Programme Council of Gdynia Design Days 2015 and 2016. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia as well as a jury member of the international “make me!” competition.

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  • Nikodem Szpunar and Kamila Niedzwiedzka met at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2009. Since then, they have been working together on creating both objects and products. The first cooperation with the manufacturer started in 2011 with Paged - producer of traditional bent wood furniture. In 2013 they set up a design studio on Praga district in Warsaw. Since they started working with the industry, they have not forgotten about objects and free creation. Apart from producers, they also cooperate with cultural institutions and individual investors. They work in areas such as furniture and interior design but also design exhibitions and implement short series of products and those on individual order.

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  • Designer. Focused on furniture and product design. He specialise in computer aided design technologies. He gained experience working in design offices in Warsaw. Currently works at Studio Ganszyniec, developing furniture for polish and foreign brands.

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  • Asia Piaścik is a product designer. She lives and works in Warsaw, Poland, where she runs the design studio Dingflux. She is a graduate of the Industrial Design Faculty of the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Her main interests lies in product design, with a particular focus on the relationships that develop between objects and their users. Asia’s products and projects have been shown at many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Lately at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition 2016 in Milan (21st Century. Design After Design), the 2016 IMM Cologne Fair, the 2015 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, and many other events.She is an author of projects awarded Must Have design prize and nominated to the Good Design design competition.

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Prototypes:

  • Project L2

    Project L2

    The problem of overcoming barriers might be a crisis situation. The cradle cart is a device designed to assist the process of crawling on all fours in children with motor dysfunction. It can also be used to assist children with neurological diseases such as cerebral palsy, spinal hernia, genetic syndromes or spina bifida. The Lacerta trolley, developed for Terma in 2016, was the basis for the L2 prototype made in 3D printing technology. Thanks to SLS printing and its geometry, it was possible to achieve a variety of material functionality in one part, such as springy support and rigid construction. This allowed us to reduce the amount of parts needed to produce L2. The building material of the L2 allows it to be light weight while maintaining the hardiness of the machine construction. 3d printing opens new possibilities in the field of designing rehabilitation devices. Thanks to this method of production it is possible to precisely adjust the geometry to the needs of the particular patient. The presented prototype could be supplemented by the patient's physical measuring service, for full parameterization of the device.

  • Lantern

    Lantern

    A flashlight is an object that is usually found among household appliances. It is needed both during big and small crises. During a zombie apocalypse or a momentary break in power supply. But we should not have to give up the life we are used to even in such unpleasant circumstances. The art of survival requires taking care of mental comfort as well as the satisfaction of mundane needs. The lantern with a flashlight inside it transforms the light from a sharp spotlight into a pleasantly softened light. The form of the lamp is subordinated to the rigor of simplicity and harmony instead of the language of survival equipment.

  • MYOC

    MYOC

    How to deal with crises especially when we lack the tools? It is useful to use a reusable product, such as the MYOC - Make Your Own Ceramic. This is a set for self-making and self-decorating small objects made from porcelain or ceramic. With MYOC you can produce simple, functional items such as brooches, bowls, stands, which can then be sold at the increasingly popular urban markets or on the Internet and thus survive the financial crisis. Thanks to 3D printing, MYOC molds can be produced in any quantity and, unlike plaster molds, they do not require drying. Once you have prepared the items, just dry them and burn them in a ceramic oven. You can experiment with different colors of paints and glazes giving the ceramic objects individual character.

  • Drip

    Drip

    A morning without coffee? For many it is a crisis situation comparable to a drought. The Drip (Kapka) allows the brewing of this energy drink without the need to use disposable paper filters. It is the answer to material shortages on a small, personal scale when we suddenly run out of coffee filters as well as global scale, as we want to consistently opt out of disposable paper filters due to environmental concerns and the dwindling natural resources.

  • Fruit and vegetable dryer

    Fruit and vegetable dryer

    The problem of getting unprocessed, healthy foods affects every one of us. It is worthwhile to consider how to produce long-lasting food. The main idea of the Studio Szpunar’s project is to drive our attention towards the process of food production. Nowadays, few people preserve their own foods, not to mention growing their own fruits and vegetables. Provisions and self-prepared preserved foods, but also healthy eating habits disappear in a society which gradually moves into cities and uses ready-made products of unknown origins. Drying foods has been known for centuries and is the most popular way of preserving foods. This is a long-term process but it does not require much effort as opposed to working with crops. We want to restore the value of food which has been significantly reduced by mass production. The dryer can be hung outside the window on a sunny day as well as on the radiator in the winter. It does not consume extra energy and the form uses the minimum amount of material. The idea is for the dryer to occupy as little print space as possible and then give maximum surface area for drying.