Warning: Use of undefined constant title - assumed 'title' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/lnz/webapps/tommasolanza_com/projects/riquadro/index.php on line 9

Warning: Use of undefined constant hsize - assumed 'hsize' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/lnz/webapps/tommasolanza_com/projects/riquadro/index.php on line 9

Warning: Use of undefined constant vsize - assumed 'vsize' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/lnz/webapps/tommasolanza_com/projects/riquadro/index.php on line 9

Warning: Use of undefined constant file - assumed 'file' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/lnz/webapps/tommasolanza_com/projects/riquadro/index.php on line 9

Warning: Use of undefined constant poster - assumed 'poster' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/lnz/webapps/tommasolanza_com/projects/riquadro/index.php on line 9

Riquadro – Contextualisation device

Riquadro

Giving context to visual project data.

Is it possible to intuitively merge the physical and digital design workspaces?

Most product development processes involve repeated evaluation of digital models via rapid prototyping and other means of digital to physical translation. While each technique provides specific advantages, they all introduce a great degree of friction in the whole process in the form of time requirements, material and scale limitations and costs. Riquadro is a concept for a dedicated product design tool complementing the design evaluation process, by providing a bridge interface to the digital design workflow and a subset of activities typically found in a professional design environment.

Touch Strip

A slightly recessed feature on the screen eases access to frequently used functions of the screen-based interface.

INDEX Award 2005, Short Project Presentation

The video below was created for the INDEX 2005 exhibition in Copenhagen1. Animation highlighting the key concepts and illustrating a few usage scenarios2.

Exhibitions

Awards

Acknowledgements


  1. The original video presentation runs for about 10 min and is available here.
  2. While some of the ideas presented here are still relevant, please keep in mind that this is work from 2004.

Everything Is Under Control

Everything Is Under Control

Phytolitography device.

  • LABoral,
  • 2010.
Toys

Toys

Highlights from the 2005 bankruptcy auction of ENT International. A photographic essay.

  • Royal College of Art,
  • 2009.
playgrounds

Playgrounds

An alternative unsettling view of the modern productivity sanctuaries.

  • Royal College of Art,
  • 2009.
The City

The City

Amidst the constant rumbling noise of the HVAC systems, the other nature of corporate spaces is revealed.

  • Royal College of Art,
  • 2008.
playgrounds

Industrial Fragility

Mundane and obsolete household objects are given new importance by slight modifications of their established nature, creating a new loving tension between us and them.

  • Royal College of Art,
  • 2007.
radio

Corley's Radio

Mike Corley is a UK citizen and the author of the website five.org.uk where he keeps detailed stories on what he suspects being a campaign of harassment against him waged by the MI5, the British security service.

  • Royal College of Art,
  • 2007.
nanoPaper

nanoPaper

A paper-like bioengineered scaffold supporting the growth and preservation of skin cells.

  • Royal College of Art,
  • 2008.

Other projects I have worked on.

World Expo Shanghai Pavillion Walkways by Troika

Shanghai Expo - UK Pavillion

UK Pavillion walkways visualisation for Troika

  • Troika,
  • 2010.
Lampshade Robot

Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots

Collaboration with James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau for Material Beliefs

  • Material Beliefs, Auger-Loizeau,
  • 2008.
The Shirt

The MacGuffin Library

3D model for Noam Toran and Onkar Kular's MacGuffin Library.

  • Noam Toran and Onkar Kular,
  • 2009.
Show Artwork

Disruptive Thinking

Award-winning show created for 100% Design 2009, featuring projects from recent graduates of the Royal College of Art

  • 100% Design,
  • 2009.
nok8600

Nokia 8600 "Luna"

  • Nokia Design UK,
  • 2007.
Riquadro

Riquadro

My final BA project, designed and presented in 2004. Shortlisted and exhibited for the INDEX Award in 2005

  • ISIA Roma,
  • 2004.