Unleash Your Stories: Darius Osing
Darius Osing is a first year languages and engineering student with a passion for design and innovation. He studied design and visual communication in his high school year and decided to use the Create and Maker Space to further develop his creativity by undertaking a design project.
Inspired by the designs of world renowned German industrial designer, Konstantin Grcic, Darius set out to design his own miniature furniture set to be 3D printed. In his design process, he followed Dieter Rams’ design principles, with the ruling philosophy of a minimalist yet captivating design. His goal was to design three standard household furniture items; a stool, table, and a chair. The final design of a bar stool managed to integrate the table with the stool, which would allow for the design to also be appropriate in a commercial setting, such as restaurants, bars and cafes.
Darius wanted to create pieces of furniture that would be comfortable, yet not so comfortable for people to want to stay in them for extended periods of time. In present time, people will find a seat, get comfortable in one position and want to stay immobile. With this in mind, Darius’ design aimed to allow for people to move around, easily leave their seats and interact easily with others as a way to fight the sitting syndrome.
Unleash Space gave Darius a quiet space to sketch his designs in a creative environment with like-minded innovators. By using 3D printers and through the assistance of the CTs in the space, the project was brought to life in an efficient and timely manner.
This project is a perfect example of the use of the Create and Maker Space at the Unleash Space where one of the main objectives to the project was to exercise skills in design, software modelling and drawing, and allow for creativity to flourish. The project can be directly linked to its creator’s interests, studies, or both; like in Darius’ case. Darius managed to achieve his goal of completing a design that would enable people to interact through open communication and move around more while doing so, which would allow problem solvers to resolve issues more efficiently and come up with better solutions.