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Una Corda

The Una Corda Piano design departs from the traditional concept of acoustic pianos that consist of the technical piano surrounded by a furniture casing. The Una Corda design strictly focuses on the functional aspects of the instrument, the sound quality and the mechanical properties. For amplifying piano strings only the soundboard is relevant, stripping the instrument of a case allows the sound to travel freely to the listeners. The mechanical parts being visible adds to the educational experience whilst playing the piano, offering an insight into how the audible tone is actually created.

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Outsiders

It is a lighting show that was staged at three different locations in Oakville (ON, Canada). The performance is fiction on the theme of Energy. In the story, the Outsiders came to Earth not as invaders but as highly intelligent creatures with a lot of knowledge to share with humans. The main point of the project: the energy is actually found inside of us. It is the foundation of human livelihood and maybe a key to solving the energy problem on Earth. To visualize the idea, the artist has designed lighting costumes using LED modules and zip-ties.

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Space Paradox

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Western Fashionista Rebel

Poise and attitude, she is a 1920's woman. Bright colours and sparkly gems; feathers tall and confidant like the woman she is. Her hat represents her masculinity and strength while her bodysuit complements her enticing feminine figure. She is energetic and excited for the change in the world to come. The inspiration started with the desire to represent and celebrate women in a vibrant and eye-catching. The colors are inspired by the surroundings of the Cayman Islands and the design is inspired by the showgirl of the 1920s with a fusion of modern-day carnival.

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Woman in Power

Woman in Power is a design that pays homage to the strength and ability of women. From being survivors of breast cancer and abuse, women have endured and continue to show their strength and resilience. The Woman in Power Costume Design was an expressive way to show the vibrancy, willingness, and power of women. When women see the design, the designer hopes it reminds them that they are strong, they are powerful and they too must take up space in this world.

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Gem of the World

This design is reminiscent of wings. A play on the flights of people coming to see the beauty of the Islands. The focus on the white costume with blue reflective accents reflects the white sand and blue waters. This design is to highlight the importance of the Cayman Islands marine environment and the need to preserve it so local people and visitors can enjoy it for years to come. But more importantly, as a small island nation, this design represents a plea for the world to do its part in taking care of the environment, especially the oceans.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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