Hand Pick Cutlery

HAND PICK IS CONCEPTUAL CUTLERY INSPIRED BY RARELY DISCUSSED OR OBSERVED, SOLITARY BEHAVIOURS.

As it is an often-neglected treasure, initially my goal was to ‘celebrate’ solitude through design. However, soon the question emerged: if anything, what about solitude is actually worth celebrating?

Solitude enables us to test the extent to which habits are conditioned by others. Its ultimate feature is the ability to lose social constraints and behave freely. Hence, solitude is the condition that enables some rarely observed behaviours to occur.

Because of countless rules around dining, I’ve searched for some ‘misbehaviours’ in that field. I learnt about people eating with their hands and playing with food when alone. Weirdly enough, the interviewers urged a possibility of using their hands when eating but not getting dirty at the same time. The outcome is a set of intuitive, animal-like tools that are a cross between cutlery and hands. There are 4 pieces: a piercing tool for fruit pieces, a citrus peeler, pick-up tools and a scooping one.


HM206 Personal Space Organiser

HM226 IS A PERSONAL SPACE ORGANISER FOR CO-WORKING AREAS, WHICH ENABLES THE USER TO STORE THEIR BELONGINGS AND PROVIDES SOME PRIVACY.

The project stemmed from an insight of people using pieces of modular furniture to build their comfortable spaces when working in co-working zones. I have realised that the level of interaction with such furniture is limited by the size and weight of the object. Studying differences between the way people arrange their personal space and belongings in public and in their private households has led to my final concept for hm226.

hm226 is a collection of 3 desk dividers. Thanks to their different sizes, they provide three levels of privacy and help map your personal space. The smallest one is intended to be used among friends, the taller one enables eye contact and sporadic conversation whereas the third one shields the user completely. Each piece is shareable, contains 2 power sockets and has a set of 4 pockets that can store objects like wallets, keys, notebooks or pens. The organisers are intended to be adjusted to the user’s current needs.