EVOKING AN APPRECIATION FOR AUTHENTIC PRODUCTS BY ENGAGING THE USER IN CRAFT, THROUGH MAKING A SPEAKER KIT.
The project began with the hypothesis: ‘26% of uk residents who bought counterfeit products believed the genuine version was over priced. Craft could be used as a tool to reinstate a value for authentic products?’
Initially I looked into the counterfeit goods industry to demonstrate a lack of appreciation for authentic products. To frame the project, I began to define ‘authentic products’ as a point beyond simply defining the legitimacy of the origins of a product, and instead beginning to denote the type of relationship a consumer has with the object. ‘KIT.’ is a speaker kit designed to be a gift. It involves the buyer in the experience of craft, stitching the leather body to the aluminium components. Then given to a close friend or relative, it embodies physical effort, something more than the monetary value an off the shelf present provides. Placed on a side table the speaker would trigger a dialogue between users about their relationship with their products.
Click Bag Maxi
A STRONG, STABLE SOLUTION TO CARRYING SHOPPING WITH YOUR MICROSCOOTER.
The Click Bag Maxi is a structured bag that opens the possibility of using the Microscooter as a tool for local shopping. It’s ‘click’, as you fix your bag to the Microscooter confirms to you that it is securely attached. The ability to mount one or two bags means the stability of the Microscooter is never compromised, one bag sits centrally, or two sit either side of the central bar.
The bag was designed around how many pints of milk it would hold, eight, with extra space provided by the roll top, a good indication of size and strength. With an impact resistant ABS core retaining the bags’ strength and structure even after rain-showers and spillages. A wipe clean nylon exterior, polypropylene webbing and tough rubber feet makes the bag durable and showerproof meaning it can be used in normal weather conditions.
It can be folded flat and stored in a small kitchen cupboard ready for tomorrows trip!