DESIGN HOME GROWN
A passion that keeps us young.
In all of us is still a part of the child we used to be. All of us wanted to dive into the depths or fly off into the open. As race driver, sailor, diver or at least as an astronaut. Even if we have grown up today, design keeps this fire burning.
A horse-drawn carriage as light as a feather, a kitchen with a clear tendency to take off, luminous glass bodies transforming the environment into an aquarium, a motorboat for showing off and a sailboat, almost too good to be true. These are the projects that stand somewhere in muddy childrens’ rubber boots in front of the doors of adults and wait impatiently to be asked in. At 1to1design we afford the luxury to bring such ideas into the dollhouse of design and also further to 1:1 scale.
Ideas, concepts, proposals are visualized in 2D – first of all on paper – but for higher comfort while changing, adapting, updating or creating variants, most of the sketching is done in illustration programs. Only after approval of a single version by the client, the next design phase is entered with modelling in 3D, e.g. as a clay model.
Clay modeling is an integral part of product design. The clay model is a playful space full of ideas and creativity, where you can shape something and immediately change or take it back. It allows a quick evaluation of a design as well as the optimization of proportions and details. With the help of clay, we search for surfaces, their relationships to each other and natural lines.
There is a direct connection between head and hand. The transformation of thought into the real world is thus only a matter of a few hand movements. We no longer have to imagine form, surface and lines – we see the whole object of interest, can approach from all sides and make direct changes in all directions. Modelling in clay is a unique design tool as it creates a real feeling with the surfaces, their connections, the lines. In the early design stage, this direct interaction with the model has therefore a big advantage over 3D modelling
Clay is popular for its flexibility. It can be applied as a topcoat to a substructure on solid wood or metal. The rough core of the forms of the model may be prepared from polystyrene. Modeling in clay helps solve complex problems such as corners, cavities and other places where multiple surfaces meet from different angles.
PIECES OF WORK
Mobile items here are issues of transportation, such as boats and bikes or cars and cranes. Some of the mobile objects we managed to bring to mock-ups in 1:1 or 1:10, some of them show off only in 3D design, but with a state of construction for at least real life models. All of them have our passion to continue to work with them.
Our so called immobile items in fact are interior design objects, which we consider to stay where they choose a landing space. These furniture objects are lamps, tables or bath tubs, all created by 1to1design and presented for sale in their own cosmos – panslavista.eu.