CHIARA ONIDA

Italian born designer Chiara Onida has created and been involved in the design of a number of exciting products and exhibitions. Onida graduated in 2010 from the MA Industrial Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and from the BA Product Design at Polytechnic in Turin, Italy. A very active designer Onida has been freelancing since 2005, she has designed products, exhibitions, graphics and branding for clients in the UK and Italy. Since 2010 Onida has been developing her own products and projects that have been exhibited in London, Stockholm, Milan, Berlin, Venice and Rome – Whoa!

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 Breaking the Mould

The project Breaking the Mould is an experiment to explore the traditional techniques of glass making from Murano, Venice. Seven designers (including Onida) and one material scientist in the winter of 2011 began investigating a common interest – introducing innovative glass producing techniques whilst respecting the legacy of the Muranese tradition. Breaking the mould is an open-ended project and the research into innovative manufacturing techniques based on traditional methods continues.

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 Breaking the Mould

The glass creations that have been produced through the Breaking the Mould project are awesome. The image above shows vibrant coloured glass that tapers into different colours. The exploration of techniques produce both organic forms and contemporary styles.

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Phil Cup and Saucer

I love the cup and saucer project by Onida titled ‘Phil Cup and Saucer’. The simple almost chunky form of the cup gives a cosy warm feeling – definitely a great cup for hot chocolate!  Onida made the cups and saucer in Italy as an exploration of ceramic casting techniques.

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The images of the cup and saucer look great and their simplicity in form and colour creates an elegant, functional and timeless design. The image below is the tooling to make the cup – doesn’t it look great. The handmade tools have a certain beauty about them with the alignment keys and negative space of the cup produced in a slightly off white plaster.

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The Highgate Project is a collaborative venture between Anna Perugini, Monica Sogn and Chiara Onida.  The project aimed to capture the beauty and charming atmosphere of Highgate through line drawings that would later be produced on prints. The end result was a series of stunning drawings of the attractive shop facades. The trio concluded that the shop fronts represent a historic connection to the past as well as fulfilling the needs of a contemporary lifestyle. The patterns produced have been applied to a range of surfaces including silk, linen, wrapping papers and art prints.

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Each and every detail in the sketch has been carefully thought out and rendered. Through the sketches I understand the dimensions of the street, the materiality of the facades and the individuality of each shop which clearly communicates to me the beautiful, relaxing charm of the little village within a big city.

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Have a look at Chiara Onida website to see the full range of projects and designs that Onida works on – you wont be disappointed.

 

 

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