Friday, February 24, 2012

The wing chair is a chair that was a symbol of status, especially in the late 17th century in Great Britain. They were reserved for only the highest levels of aristocracy. The designs for the first few centuries boxy and in current day the designs of them have become more feminine and sleek. The wing chair also creates emotional security, which in design is extremely suspect. Moreover, refinement and advancement considers itself to be obliged towards rational intellect. The more modern counter part of the wing chair is expressed most notably in other more modern designers advancements of the wing back chair. For example, my object featured is the Victoria Hagan Wainscot Wing Chair (2009). The wing chair however, in my opinion all began with the design of the sultan’s chair from Egyptian culture. And then transpired into later cultures especially in the area in and around Great Britain.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Haiku- On old & new styles fusing together

inspired by old and new fabrics.
FUSING them as one.

The Wainscot Wing Chair- By Victoria Hagan

The wingback chair is a chair, which is usually fully
upholstered, with wings rising up from the arm and
joining the back at a 90-degree or wider angle.
the original purpose for the wings were assumed to
be to prevent drafts in old houses from reaching the
upper body or to protect the delicate skin of gentrified
ladies from the heat of a roaring fireplace. Furthermore, the
wing chair was created in the 18th century overall, to
focus more on a feminine chair thats curves accentuate that
of a woman that would be sitting in the chair.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stephanie's Class Presentations-THOUGHTS----

I really enjoyed David's group presentation that used the concept of weaving. I thought that considering that location of the high school (that used to be an old textile mill) that the concept of weaving seemed to be really cohesive. They explained it as the weaving of the past life of the original building with the new life from the new design into a school. Furthermore, it was the weaving of all of the rooms in a way that they become interlocked and connected. They used ropes in the public spaces of the school such as the cafe, the gym, and the auditorium to reinforce the idea of weaving. The also used removeable partitions between the classroom that would allow for them all to connect or weave together if they would have liked to have that option. Overall, I feel that they used the concept of weaving in a way that benefits the students and the faculty and the nature of being within this space.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Downtown Greenway Project: Underpass: Chroma Station

Looking into the underpass from W. Lee St.

Bike Rack Alcove in front of the underpass.

This is the walkway/ park area.
Entry Area From W. Lee St.


The group discussion on Friday was very helpful. I was in the group with Christy, Ashleigh, and Ino.
For me, the discussion allowed me to take all of my ideas and be able to condense them. Due to the fact that I had so many ideas that were so different. It was very hard for me alone to arrive at one concept that I felt like was better than they others. Christy and Ashleigh especially helped me to arrive at a really strong idea. With allowing the fashion week experience to take over the experience with in my pop-up retail store. For most the runway aspect along with the branding of Sephora should be infused into my store in order to create the best experience for the clients.
It is all about creating a Sephora pop-up store that will allow the clients to get the behind the runway 'model' experience, and creating in interactive experience.
For Ashleigh's project, we helped her arrive that she should focus on Kat Von D, to highlight Sephora. It would all be based off of a sweepstakes, where you could win a makeup session with Kat Von D, done by her at Sephora. The products would be her products to really promote her line and get a lot of marketing done before her pop-up store even begins.
While Christy focused on a train route of the London area. She had a really strong idea and was really inspired from this route in London. She really was focused on creating a transition throughout the store.
Ino was focused on having his store in Brazil. He wanted to infuse the concept of the formation from the patterns of the way that birds fly. Ino really wanted to focus on the products and let them be the color. Also focus on the culture behind Exotic women. BOLD. COLORFUL. POWERFUL. EMBRACE.
Overall, we all got a lot out of the group discussion and I feel that it was very helpful not only to my concept development and schematics but for everyone else in the group as well.

Saturday, August 27, 2011