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Slow Design Tast – Concept Studies

 

Next to physically realized projects I have developed various design studies for spaces and objects to articulate function, form and first experience by visualizing spatial concepts. Here is a short movie highlighting the concept study for a new Nepali restaurant and snippets of a hotel in France, a private residence in Amsterdam and a showroom in Germany. The latter has actually been made in Borken.

 

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Pacifistic Diaspora cabinet

 

The Pacifistic Diaspora Art & Design cabinet uses transparent epoxy to cover the artwork and to make it suitable for daily use. Furthermore the epoxy makes colors more vibrant and adds an extra dimension for the eye. Altogether it took some time experimenting, but the final result is really something to be proud of.

 

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Pacifistic Diaspora is made from scaffolding wood, hand engraved drawing on rusted industrial steel, car- and spray-paint, cast vinyl print, gold leaves and transparent epoxy.

 

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World Press Photo DesignBlend

The World Press Photo Foundation was founded in 1955 and is known for organizing the world largest and most prestigious photo contest for professional photojournalists. World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

From 2003 onwards I designed various exhibition systems, interiors and exhibition content for World Press Photo including seven short art movies for the annual photo festival of Arles in southern France. The BESA Alucard system was featured in the traveling exhibition which went to Europe, Africa and the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibetan Mantra in Kathmandu

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Dimensions: 1000 x 800 mm

Mixed media; hand engraved drawing on rusted industrial steel, cast vinyl print with glossy print cover, crayons and car paint – Dimensions: 800 x 1000 mm.

Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. These devices ar made out of rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, which are printed in an ancient Indian or Tibetan script. The  rolls are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around to activate the mantra.

 

 

 

 

Nescafé DesignBlend

One of the world’s most popular coffee brands. Available in many varieties to suit all tastes and occasions. Nescafé coffee was launched in Switzerland in 1938. Today consumers around the word enjoy the quality, flavour, aroma, convenience and natural goodness of Nescafé coffee in many different formats.

For Nescafé I designed a 8 meter fabric print wall and 4 exclusive presentation desks. For the print wall we decided to tell the story with photo blow-ups of coffee from bean to final product.

Design: Shiva Rimal
Production: The Project & Dimidesign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarri for a dream

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Diemensions: 1250 x 1250 mm

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Let’s reenact the ending scene where everything goes blurry, a theme nobody’s thirsty to meet too early. But heaven’s got a gate so pearly it makes many quiver, mind boggling questions delivered; was it lackluster or glam and glitter? Earthly things vs staying true to your beliefs by any means, as meanings differ. Some go with less, others have to take their corners drifting, shifting till top gear is positioned. Some envision society as simple living without anything to reach for, either way we’re between Scylla and Charybdis; Requiem for a dream scenario where reality is a fixed vessel in a world of delusion only to be loosened by not thinking rational. And we could be voluntarily in this hypnotic commercial state where more can’t be lesser than golden sagas, as corporate pressure hold simple minds for ransom by numerous materialistic mirages, overwhelming like sand in the Sahara. Immensity of nature bringing balance back to karma. In the end acknowledging some conquer their hills by foot, while others use their fleet of luxury; temporary platinum armada……

 

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Materials & technique

Hand engraved drawings on rusted industrial steel, cast vinyl print, car & spray paint, crayons, clear varnish and gold leaves.

 

 

 

 

KPN/Gemnet DesignBlend

KPN is the largest telecommunications company of the Netherlands providing fixed and mobile telephone services for private as well as corporate clients. From 2007 I was asked to design, manage and realise a variety of projects for KPN/Gemnet including a flash presentation, their corporate movie, concept study of a mobile presentation unit/bus and 6 consecutive years the stand for the annual trade show “Government & ICT”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC – LaneFire

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Dimensions: 600 x 1200 mm.

 

 

 

 

Einhaus.com DesignBlend

Today I want to show one of my favourite design projects for one of my first clients ever; Showroom façade, interior design and various websites for Einhaus Global Corporation in Borken Germany.

For the global market Einhaus focusses on the premium segment of vehicles which are in great demand and not easy to come by. Brands include Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urbain Trade DesignBlend

Urbain Trade offers total solutions, including the good feeling of coffee, for brands like Redbeans, Nescafe, Cup-a-Soup and Illy. Inspired by a blend of coffee and design I created for them the new showroom, presentation furniture, exclusive room divider and complete new corporate identity including logo, business cards, car-artwork and graphics.

Eye catcher in the new showroom is the Urban Tree Wall for Urbain Trade (mind the pronunciation) dividing the space while keeping the openness of the showroom.