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Compiled - A Format for Hybrid Objects

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Savolainen, Jukka
dc.contributor.author Jansson, Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-24T12:41:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-24T12:41:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/10274
dc.description.abstract The thesis is a practice oriented study describing the design process of a series of lamps, entitled Compiled. The exploratory research process is based on principles for combining universal forms into pluralistic hybrid objects. I strive to answer the following question: What kind of format can be defined for generating hybrid objects? I will illuminate five concepts on which I base my research. System to unify aesthetics; Universal forms; Object categories; Pluralistic objects; and Hybrid Objects. These five concepts will create a framework and substance and for the design procedure. I will start with describing terminology that I use; namely, what I intend with terms such as Pluralistic and Hybrid Objects. In chapter three, I refer to Gregor Paulsson’s idealistic idea for consistent systems, to Kaj Franck and his simplified and reduced tableware based on universal forms, and to the objects cocktails by Pekka Harni. After having defined the five key concepts of this study, I introduce an idea of a Format, based on the five research concepts. I strive to build a more holistic and complete Format, and create a theoretical explanation of the procedure of generating the Compiled lamps. I use the pluralistic design methodology of industrial designer Stephen Burks as a foundation for generating a format for hybrid objects. Through out the examination of the procedure, I will refer to the design process of the Compiled lamp series, as well as other designers’ work that demonstrates the concept of Hybridism or otherwise indicate a pluralistic approach. I examine criteria for a format of practice, where rational principles generate forms. Consequently, form will determine function and attributes. I will condense the process into the phrase “Function Follows Form & Form Follows Format”, a contradictory variation of the original statement by Louis Sullivan. I examine a process that could possible be used as a format for generating objects and will also attempt to generalize the practice into a methodology that may support establishing a personal design vocabulary. The prototypes of the Compiled series have been invited to a range of exhibitions, which I will demonstrate. The exhibitions have also played a crucial role for gaining feedback and objective perceptions on this experimental project. This has helped me to create a broader understanding of the potential and the deficiencies of the concept. The Compiled lamps are evaluated by producibility, merchandisability and by commercial relevance, in conjunction with Managing Director of Saas Instruments, Håkan Långstedt. Based on the evaluation, we have created a reduced collection of lamps that will represent the final collection of the Compiled series. Regarding the continuity of Compiled, I will hereafter attempt to source a suitable cooperative manufacturer and brand for the Compiled collection. en
dc.format.extent 96
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart Näyttelyt: Habitare EcoDesign; Best of The Year 2012, Grafia ry; Nokia World Helsinki 2012; Design Afloat, Relandersgrund; Co-Core, Sanomatalo.
dc.subject.other Applied arts en
dc.title Compiled - A Format for Hybrid Objects en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Format en
dc.subject.keyword Lamp en
dc.subject.keyword Hybrid en
dc.subject.keyword Glass en
dc.subject.keyword Rattan en
dc.subject.keyword Stoneware en
dc.subject.keyword Tabletop en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201304271944
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Salli, Timo
dc.programme Master's Degree Programme in Applied Art and Design en
dc.programme Taideteollisen muotoilun maisteriohjelma fi


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