Product Design: La Proue
Here we go with pictures of my product design final from last semester! This was probably one of the most time consuming projects I’ve ever made, yet I was so excited working on it every single day for the past 4-5 weeks. From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep, all I would do all day is sit at my desk and fold many, many papers. I folded over 15 different origami containers, got a lot of paper cuts and blisters, and the X-acto knife was my best friend for several weeks. I went online searching for origami books, watched videos and even borrowed a book from my university library. It was one of those rare projects where I gave 110% and genuinely wasn’t concerned with the grade – it was mainly about how far I was capable of going.
Of course, my professor’s motivation was partly due to the effort I put into it, but I learned so much throughout the process and even though I got a very good grade for it in the end, I still believe I could go further with it. Now, I had originally planned on designing a bigger jewelry box, with a mirror and all the works, but throughout the design process it evolved and, I hate to admit, simplified. Just like my professor says, ‘You are not Mother Theresa, stop trying to solve all the world’s problems’. The final product is a premium ring box for elite young women. It takes it name from the prow of the ship and has a rather aesthetic feel to it with all the geometric shapes. Well, without further ado, I’ll let you guys enjoy these pictures!