Students of the Degree in Design explore new product typologies in collaboration with Kettal
The students of the Degree in Design and Innovation (Major in Product Design) have explored new product typologies in collaboration with Kettal, a leading company in the habitat sector. The students have worked on various projects aligning with Kettal’s philosophy without neglecting the sustainability standards and commitments already acquired by the company. We present their proposals:
The large amount of time we spend indoors has caused people to suffer from a shortage of natural light, which leads to various pathologies. Ciclum is a light-emotional object, a biodynamic domestic and ambient lamp that seeks to reverse this effect, contributing to the user’s well-being, improving their mood and increasing their quality of life. Its goal is to transport the sensation and emotional and health benefits of outdoor light to the interior space. To achieve this, it uses the color and quality of its light to create a healthy biological environment, generating a sensory and interactive experience that adds a new dimension to the space.
Project that is committed to adapting outdoor spaces to work environments in a comfortable and versatile way, guaranteeing the comfort and well-being of the users. Outdoor Workplace not only tries to follow the aesthetic lines of the brand, its values and its own materiality, but has also wanted to position itself against the furniture trends that the firm has opted for in recent years.
Project that seeks to promote social cohesion through objects added to the banks of Barcelona. The distribution of urban space in large cities motivates a very functional behavior of citizens when it comes to inhabiting public space. This generates a decline in the way we relate to each other, generating very individualistic behaviors and a loss of the sense of community that we find in more rural areas. Born to develop new ways of occupying public space and to promote coexistence, Parasites is based on an analysis of the use of public space to turn it into a friendly space in which to generate interpersonal networks to achieve a more welcoming society.
Plural Lamp works as a space-creating system. Composed of aluminum and paper of different lengths, and with special care in the choice of materials, it aims to make spaces more flexible by prioritizing design concepts such as well-being and circularity. Driven by the desire to understand spaces from a different perspective, this luminaire represents a change in the concept of “wall”, which ceases to be a mere support and becomes a dynamic element. Plural Lamp is capable of sliding, moving, disappearing and expanding depending on use.
Caustica is a luminous object that is born from sensations. Taking the element of fire as the maximum reference for its visual qualities, this project has required a lot of experimentation and a lot of play with light. The entire exterior has been designed based on these specific sensations. One of Kettal’s intentions is to bring comfort and luxury from the interior to the exterior, and this project seeks the opposite: to bring the magical sensations of the exterior to an interior space, creating the possibility of changing the atmosphere of any space, of bringing that magic to any corner.
Creation and development of a bicycle parking system designed to meet the demands of contract spaces, such as hotels and offices. Rack 01 is presented as an efficient and aesthetically attractive solution for the storage of these vehicles. Its sophisticated and functional design allows for an orderly and safe arrangement of bicycles, without compromising the aesthetics and style of the spaces. Aware of the importance of an optimal user experience, Rack 01 is designed to provide maximum comfort and practicality.
Starting from research on productive efficiency and analyzing the problems of the furniture industry, Cher proposes a way of designing objects from sustainability. The result is a removable chair that follows Kettal’s design principles. It also uses a responsible packaging solution and is manufactured with the highest possible efficiency.
Kettal is a company in constant evolution and with great experience in the field of outdoor furniture. The company focuses on the creation and manufacturing of timeless, functional and expressive furniture that represents a contemporary culture and provides solutions to the new needs of modern life.
Project tutored by Luis Eslava and Pablo Figuera. Photography: Manel Cano.