31 January 2019
As a result of the collaboration between EINA and Vitra for the design of the offices of the Electrostocks group, a group of students on the Work Space Design subject, along with a number of teachers and alumni, had the opportunity of an extensive visit to the Vitra collection and the Weil am Rhein facilities.
The visit was for a special reason: to visit the Vitra Citizen Office by Andrea Branzi, Michele de Lucchi and Ettore Sotsas, still active.
Our thanks to Vitra and specifically to Santiago Alorda.
30 January 2019
Nyam, Mediterranean Lifestyle Revisited is a project of furniture, lighting and contract design products developed by students of the Design Degree of EINA, University School of Design and Art of Barcelona (UAB) for Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019.
The name of the project, Nyam, is a tribute to the Mediterranean tradition through an onomatopoeia used to express that the food is delicious.
The project revises the essence of the Mediterranean as a lifestyle through 10 objects linked to food as a cultural and social act.
The products are presented in the form of a collection sharing textures, colours and shapes derived from materials such as wood, cotton, wicker or terracotta.
As part of Stockolm Furniture & Lightfair 2019, EINA students will give the talk "Mediterranean Lifestyle Revisited through design" on February 5th at 11am at The Greenhouse Scene.
Bolet / Brot / Criba / Cuita / Flux / Mou / Ritu
Vicente Akira, Laura Andreu, Gerard Arbués, Bruno Blay, Andreu Buqueras, Pia Callis, Damià Campreciós, Maria Clot, Aina Facchi, Louis Ferraz, Natura Ferrer, Llibert Ferrer, Ferran Gesa, Luis Gimeno, Manu González, Erik Jiménez, Mariam Koraichi, Inés Lorenceau, Laura Morales, Laia Navarro, Marta Pardina, Berta Rovira, Mireia Ruiz, Arnau Salvadó, Mayra Sánchez, Anna Urretavizcaya, Juan Manuel Valencia, Caterina Vianna, Marina Vidal.
Rubén Alcaraz, Anna Majó, Javier Nieto, Oriol Ventura, Daniel Vila.
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18 December 2018
EINA presents the Product Design Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year for students and/or professionals who have a product design idea to develop, produce and market.
Between 7 January and 28 June 2019, the call for scholarships for the Master in Design and Editing of a Product for the 2019-2020 academic year is open.
The scholarship offers a rebate of € 3,360 off enrolment on this master’s course, coordinated by Oriol Ventura and Francesc Crous.
27 November 2018
On 23 November, as part of the Product Innovation and Design Processes subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, directed by Javier Nieto Cubero, students visited the offices of the global product design team Stimulo.
Students heard from Xavier Mayoral how he conceived design and had the opportunity to get to know and try out the AR Spark project, which is aimed at streamlining design processes in their more initial phases.
29 October 2018
As part of the CAMP BASE INNOVA Competition, aimed at improving the safety of users in the mountains, on Friday 26 October, EINA students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design subjects: Innovation Processes and Product Design, in the 4th year, and Modelling Objects and Ergonomics, Perception and Usability, in the 3rd year, took an immersion and research workshop in the context of the mountains by various experts in sports equipment, members of the rescue team of the GRAE Fire Servide, the FEEC (Federation of Excursionist Groups of Catalonia) and a number of mountain expert users. The session was led by Javier Nieto and Francesc Crous.
15 October 2018
Students on the Work Space Design subject visited the Vitra Barcelona showroom with the aim of getting to know Vitra Citizen and the new working environments as a starting point of a project to be carried out at the central offices of the Electro Stocks group.
Vitra, one of the leading furniture manufacturers, and specifically its main national representative, Santiago Alorda, will be working with EINA as part of this subject.
8 October 2018
On 4 October, the Design Cluster, together with CIAC – the Car Industry Cluster of Catalonia organised an intercluster conference with the aim of exploring how design, seen as a discipline that places the user at the centre, can become a key tool in tackling the change of paradigm faced by the car industry.
Oriol Ventura teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the Master in Design and Editing of a Product and the MURAD, took part in the conference, reflecting on the relationships between what is private and what is public, the hyperdomesticity of spaces, and the psychoacoustic and psychoclean concepts.
11 June 2018
The project, by Paula Terra and Oriol Campillo, 4th-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, tutored by Jon Marín, has won the Smurfit Kappa Selection Honorable Glassberries Awards 2018 for its originality and creativity.
The aim of this edition, to which 139 projects of 11 European universities were submitted, was to design a glass bottle for the wine industry and corrugated cardboard packaging for groups of 3 to 6 bottles.
The proposal submitted by Paula and Oriol creates an experience with the user while also serving as a display unit on which to showcase the bottles at points of sale, thanks to the visibility of the die-stamp on the front. The packaging contains a system that allows the bottles to be transported easily and it also has interior compartments, hidden inside the pack, to hold the bottles in place during transport. The bottles have also been treated with a thermochromic ink to indicate the ideal temperature for when to drink the wine.
The award ceremony took place on 7 June at Barcelona’s Casa Milà.
8 May 2018
Köllen Design, a team whose members are Oriol Campillo, Núria Jané, Adrián Soldado and Paula Terra, students and former students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has won two Silver A’Design Awards in the world’s largest design competition, which rewards the best designs and design concepts, products and services.
The two award-winning pieces are the Köllen Bookshelf, a bookshelf created by repeating pieces that adapt to the size and shape of the objects that it supports, and Köllen Tryk, an interactive wall hanger that enables different compositions to be created depending on their use at a given time.
Köllen Bookshelf (Silver A’Design Award) was presented at NUDE, the 2015 Feria Hábitat Valencia International Furniture Trade Fair, and has taken part in Innovation Room organised by the Renault Group and in the 2017 Barcelona Design Market. In 2018, it was selected to take part in the Milan Design Market.
Köllen Tryk (Silver A’Design Award) was presented at the Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile Milano 2017, as part of the WAY ON project created by EINA for this trade fair, and in 2018 it was awarded first prize at the 4th edition of the Jordi Amat Design in Wood Competition.
The A’Design Award & Competition awards will be held on 29 June at Tremezzo Sightseeing’s Teatre Sociale on Lake Como (Italy). The winning products will form part of an exhibition that opens on 30 June.
25 April 2018
Last 17 to 22 April saw the presentation, at the Milan Salone Ventura Future, Isolo, of a set of four interactive products designed by students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design that explore and apply the concept of “privacy”. The projects offer different forms of isolation, respecting users’ habits and recreating atmospheres of intimacy, from the individual to the group.
16 April 2018
Isolo is a set of four interactive products, designed by students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, that explore and apply the concept of “privacy”. The projects offer different forms of isolation, respecting users’ habits and recreating atmospheres of intimacy, from the individual to the group. The projects included in this concept and presented to the Salone Ventura Future de Milano are:
Köllen Eget is a workspace adapted to new working habits and the use of new technologies. The interactivity of the product allows users to reorganise their space and create a personalised ambience, adapting to each user through light, sound and the presence of different mobile elements.
Còdol is a space divider that considers the contrast between empty and full. It manages to create a private ambience in an interior and busy environment thanks to its structure, surrounded by moveable panels with sound properties and soft tones.
Petal is a versatile chair that is adaptable to the user, inspired by the organic shapes of flowers. On each side is a flexible panel that can be regulated in different positions, so turning it into a personalised storage space in line with your needs.
Kodama is a decorative panel displayed as an Oriental-influenced woodland crowned by the most distinctive elements of the entire piece: the seats, which are placed at random throughout the whole structure for use by the user.
Isolo is a project tutored by Javier Nieto, Oriol Ventura and Anna Majó, with the participation of students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design: Laura Andreu, Rocío Belda, Andreu Buqueras, Cristina Bonamusa, Oriol Campillo, Anna Dalmases, Aina Facchi, Llibert Ferrer, Núria Jané, Laura Morales, Aura Olivan, Ona Orozco, Marta Pardina, Julia Riera, Maria Roca, Gina Sala, Sonia Santos, Anna Solà, Adrián Soldado, Paula Terra, Anna Urretavizcaya, Anna Vicho, Marina Vidal and Mariona Vilardell.
12 December 2017
The group of 4th-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design Köllen Design, comprising Oriol Campillo, Núria Jané, Adrián Soldado and Paula Terra, have been chosen, with their bookshelf Köllen Bookshelf, to take part in the 6th edition of Design Market, which will be held at the Disseny Hub Barcelona from 22 to 24 December.
10 November 2017
The Köllen Design group, comprised of Oriol Campillo, Núria Jané, Adrián Soldado and Paula Terra, 4th-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, will be taking part until April 2018 in the Too Easy innovation exhibition, as part of the Innovation Room, a special exhibition that the Renault group is staging in the Renault Technocentre, an exhibition venue that contributes to developing innovation and creativity, seeking to be a source of inspiration and opening.
Too Easy shows how people can simplify their everyday lives with the help of smart objects and applications. Its aim is to show cutting-edge innovations to inspire the engineers in their vehicle projects, although it is also aimed at internal visitors in the company (15,000 workers) and an external public (companies, researchers, journalists, etc.).
The Köllen Design group of students will be taking part with Köllen Bookshelf. They feel that this exhibition is not only a great opportunity to exhibit their product but also hugely important for the development of their project, and they are happy that a multinational company has shown an interest in their way of working and the relationship that has been established between their product and the company philosophy, devoted to the manufacture of cars and vehicles.
19 October 2017
Denis Lara, student on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is the creator of the ‘Lambda’ project, which has been awarded the Jump The Gap prize, in the Student category.
At the awards ceremony that was held on 17 October, the international design competition, organised by Roca and BCD, awarded the prize to ‘Lambda’, a project produced as part of the Industrial Product for Household Items seminar, directed by Francesc Crous, on the Projects 4 subject.
'Lambda' is a steriliser that decontaminates users’ hands based on the emission of a short wave frequency light, similar to ultraviolet, that is currently used in other areas to purify water and air. This solution allows total hygiene to be achieved in both the domestic and the public environment. As well as its originality, Valentin Vodev highlighted its social purpose: “It is an intelligent proposal that could contribute to solving the problem of hygiene in public places, and it could be implemented and scaled for global use.”
19 September 2017
The projects LAMBDA, by Denis Lara, and Babylon, by Ferran Gesa and Caterina Vianna, students of the 3rd year of the Degree in Design, are two of the 10 finalist of the international design contest Jump The Gap, organised by Roca and BCD, with two of the projects carried out within the Industrial Products for Domestics Equipment seminar, given by Roca, within the subject Projectes 4.
More than 14.600 participants with more than 2.300 projects have participated.