Welcome to the Third Annual Industrial Design Winter Market!
Welcome one and all to the Third Annual Industrial Design Winter Market, the first-ever online version of an emerging tradition within the Department of Design at Ohio State. While visiting the Winter Market, you have an opportunity to see limited-edition – and in several cases unique – products designed and produced during an Autumn 2020 studio course by 3rd-year students in the industrial design major.
Each of the seven “housewares” products in our 2020 Winter Market strike a balance between addressing the needs of potential users, the demands of small-run production, the constraints of a limited budget, and approaches to sustainability.
Winter Market Products were on sale for a limited time on November 23, 2020. Proceeds from this year’s Winter Market benefited the student-led Ohio State chapter of Industrial Designers Society of America, which earmarked the first $700 to support next year’s Winter Market, then designated a 50-50 split between IDSA and a contribution to a local charity for the remaining funds.
Winter Market Preview
The student designers (and their Professor) would like to extend a special thanks to six industry professionals – most of them OSU Design alums – who contributed to the development of these products through their participation during studio critiques and/or guest lectures: Trevis Kurz, Emily Oilar, Caterina Rizzoni, Sean Svendsen, Dounia Tamri-Loeper, and Monica Tournoux.
A Piece of Home Bottle Opener
When street signs are damaged from weather, accidents, or are no longer relevant, they have to be replaced. Street signs are difficult to recycle and are many times left on the side of the road or thrown in a dumpster. A Piece of Home Bottle Opener gives a purpose to old signs from The Ohio State University campus and creates something new. With this wallet-sized bottle opener, Ohio State students, faculty, alumni, and the community can carry a piece of their Ohio State home wherever they go.
Designed by Sandra Allen & Lauren Goslee
Coffee is more than a drink, it's an experience often shared between people who have different tastes. Doppio provides an easy way for people to prepare two different kinds of coffee (or tea) simultaneously, delivering the rich, full-bodied taste that drip style coffee provides. The simple function and visual distinction of Doppio is also environmentally conscious as Doppio is hand-crafted from repurposed wine bottles and reclaimed wood.
Designed by Boston Logan & Conner Buel
Horizon Vinyl Bag
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, take-out food has become a common way of stimulating the local economy and allowing for a sense of normality. However people have had to find ways to carry their to-go boxes. For urban commuters, this can become a pain, as the box takes at least one had to carry. The Horizon Bag's goal is to help people transport their food more easily. This bag, hand-crafted from repurposed vinyl posters, can hold your take-out box flat on any backpack. Two clips attach around each of a backpack's straps creating an easy, hands-free carrying experience. The bag can also be used at home to hold books, magazines, or other objects. Internal pockets allow for carrying an array of things when food pickup isn't your primary mission.
Designed by Kate Belliveau & Blaine Hafen
Second Life Back-Tote
Every day, thousands of plastic bags come home from the grocery store and end up in the trash. Second Life Back-Tote offers a solution to this problem by repurposing used grocery bags into a high quality, hand-crafted, reusable bag. With its convertible strap configurations (tote and backpack), Second life encourages sustainable methods of transportation, such as walking or riding your bike to go shopping. Each convertible Second-Life bag comes with instructions on how to create additional bags on your own!
Designed by Allison Cashman & Mae Welty
Working remotely has become the new norm. SLATE accommodates the new work-from-home lifestyle by allowing one to work wherever they desire. SLATE’s sleek design enables you to store your laptop, tablet and papers, and carry them between your favorite home-office locations. SLATE’s circular carrying handle doubles as a convenient lap-top cup-holder! This hand-crafted, portable desk accommodates left- and right-handed users of all sizes. Each SLATE features colorful plywood from 25 repurposed skateboard decks, and durable, reclaimed hardwood working surfaces.
Designed by Sabrina Young & Calvin Dolatowski
Inspired by traditional uses of gourds in cultures from around the world, Plantern is a unique planter and light fixture fashioned from aged and preserved gourds. Plantern's pattern is hand-carved and fitted to the unique shape of each gourd. Plantern is designed to last a lifetime when paired "air plants," which require no soil. Your Plantern purchase includes one Plantern, one light cord, one LED bulb, 13 feet of bamboo string, and 2 metal hooks for hanging your Plantern. Supply your own air plants and follow the bundled instructions to complete your one-of-a-kind Plantern. Please note: each Plantern is unique - buyers will select theirs on a first come, first served basis during the scheduled pick-up window.
Designed by Meredith Billman & Allison Krish
Chewed leaves, dug up soil, and knocked over pots - there is limited space to accommodate both cats and plants which desire space on the window sill. CatJax is an essential oil scent-based feline deterrent; simply place CatJax in your plant pots! Through the implementation of sustainable fabrication methods and materials, CatJax's unique octahedron design and citrus aroma will create an invisible barrier between cats and plants. Each CatJax kit comes with 10 CatJax, one small vial of homemade essential oil (lemon scented), instructions for care and maintenance and a recipe to make your own essential oils.
Designed by Isabella Brown & Josh Leidich
To learn more about the Winter Market, view our interview with the Winter Market collaborators or explore Performance of Making: Winter Market—a collection of short videos that illuminate hidden potential in materials and processes that informed and inspired their final Winter Market designs.
Hybrid Arts Lab is a multi-venue teaching lab that experiments with how art is imagined, made, viewed and understood within physical and digital spaces. Venues include Hopkins Hall Gallery, Stillman Hall Tent, and online @ UAS from Home.