RED Leaf is an outdoor seating designed for the Presidents Verdala Sculpture Garden. Inspiration - sketch - render and detail of the finish product. The original concept is an inspired interpretation of the beauty of nature when this reaches its decomposing stages. The original 3d render seen in the second image, indicates how a large scale Red Leaf would be incorporated within a natural setting, becoming one with the surrounding natural environment. Though the final reproduction at Verdala Gardens was made into a smaller scale. Red Leaf is located in a very peaceful area of the Verdala Gardens. The idea of having no ordinary four-legged seating and having one that gives the user a sensation of physical elevation, further contributes to a search for internal peace. The designed pattern and form makes sure that rain would flow gently down the surface and across the voids, thus making the design more practical. The play of light with the surface pattern creates a pattern of shadows that blends harmoniously in the surrounding spiritual atmosphere. At first glance the whole set of three Red Leafs displayed at the Verdala Gardens, give a floating illusion, as if they just dropped from a tree and are about to rest on the ground. Their low height also acts as a philosophical reminder about our human connection with nature. The Red Leaf also inspired the White seating that was also reproduced to embellish the Verdala Gardens and provide visitors with a more playful and creative experience.
Flutter is a colander in which decoration becomes functional. The butterflies give it a unique aesthetic while allowing it to function as a colander. Decor becomes a fun tool that allows easy straining and fits different saucepans. Won first price for Functional Design with Guzzini. Get yourself the unique Flutter Colander
Out of The Blue
QUE Design Studio was commissioned with the design, project management and curation of the Out of the Blue Photography Competition Exhibition, which was held in Malta during CHOGM 2015. The competition was open to all Commonwealth citizens, and was organised by The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit in collaboration with The Royal Commonwealth Society and National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Program, with the aim of highlighting the importance of the Blue Economy. A preview of the exhibition had to be presented during the Youth Forum at San Antonio Hotel and the Business Forum at Hilton Malta before finally being set up for the awards ceremony at the Maritime Museum in Birgu, where HRH The Prince of Wales announced the overall competition winner. This created the challenge of designing an exhibition that could be easily transported, set up and dismantled and that could also be re-positioned to fit the three distinct layouts. Additionally the design of each display panel had to incorporate a substantial amount of text that was central to the meaning of each photograph and category, and that had to be displayed in relation to each image. In response to these parameters a triangular structure was devised which could be exhibited in three different configurations: a singular panel standing against a vertical surface, two panels fixed back-to-back to create a standalone module, or three panels attached together in the form of a convex hexagon. The angle of each panel made it possible to display the images separately to the text by having the photographs on the wider face and the corresponding text on the narrower one. This enabled the viewer to appreciate the photographs without the text from one angle, while viewing both simultaneously when standing directly in front. Graphic design of the exhibition panels was done in collaboration with Design by Victoria, the brand designer of the Out of the Blue Photography Competition, based in London.