Work by Rowan Page while at Monash, General Motors and Studio Periscope
A packaging solution designed for Penfolds that explores an alternative to the ubiquitous wine box for gift packaging. I identified the box as only really existing because, being round, a wine bottle is a difficult thing to wrap. By pre-scoring sheets of material the wrapping folds and creases in a predefined way as it is wrapped around the bottle, creating an interesting and unique pattern and giving way to the round form. This also results in less material being used and no glue panels, resulting in a cheaper and more refined solution.
The single-origin cup draws inspiration from specialist wine glasses to create the perfect coffee cup. As Melbourne embraces cold drip, siphon, and pour over we felt a cup was needed to match the sophistication and complexity of these post-espresso brews. A cup for the hipsters, sippers, and fashionistas of Melbourne’s coffee houses.
We created a digital pottery wheel and in conjunction with our 3D printers iterated through countless prototypes to find the perfect shape to obtain a sophisticated swirl and sip, The return of the shape creates a vapour plume in the top of the cup that channels the aroma of the coffee. This enhances and celebrates the more delicate fruity notes of these subtler brewing methods.
Designed in collaboration with Dean Ovens and produced by artesian ceramist Chris Plumbridge
Created as part of my work with the collaborative practice ‘Batch’ of which I am a co-founder.
These pendant lamps explore the possibility of rapid prototyping as a production tool. Using generative scripting in grasshopper to create a series of lamps exploring different densities of the same diagonal grid pattern.
The Raspberry pi is a $35 credit card sized computer. Working with the piLarian team we designed an enclosure for this computer that celebrates the possibilities and excitement of emerging technologies.
The design is based around a series of concave and convex elements, which add rigidity to the structure and secure the Raspberry Pi board in its place. The convex elements protrude outwards from the board, creating peaks in the surface, providing the pi with a desktop presence, and visually integrating the pi with the web of cords flowing from it. We see the pi, and general purpose computers, as symbiotic organisms. Giving and taking from the inputs and outputs connected to them, useless on their own. The organic flows and animal-like stance of the form breath life into the pi, and celebrate this exciting new platform where anything is possible.
An open source prosthesis design for digital fabrication Current methods of prosthesis construction rely on large amounts of hand fabrication are heavily dependent on highly skilled practitioners. Creating problems in the developing world and rural communities where the International Red Cross identifies access to these skilled practitioners as one of the largest barriers to providing prosthesis. The quality of prosthetics is also effected by this bottleneck as construction quality is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman, who often needs several attempts to ensure a good fit. In most situations this is something that there is just not the time or resources for. It is hoped that through the introduction of digital fabrication processes that some of this labor can be transferred to 3d printers, freeing up the practitioners and allowing for multiple iterations. Though placing prosthesis construction within the open source community information and improvements can spread more rapidly. This project takes premise and explores conceptually how various experimental elements of digital fabrication could be applied to a trans-tibial prosthesis. While also testing fabrication in a more practical sense through the use of a low cost, open source 3d printer. The emerging category of parametric, or generative design is also lever- aged to create adaptable, finely detailed geometry through CAD scripting. These adaptable geometries are used in both a performance aspect, to enable the fit and flex to be finely tuned to the individual, and as a way to provide an aesthetic expression. The adaptable nature of this aesthetic expression allows the users to engage with the creation of their own prosthesis and individualise it, moving prosthesis away from the medical model and towards the social model of design. The project culminates in the production of 1:1 proof of concept models using the Makerbot Replicator 1 3d printer.
A ‘pop-in’ restaurant for a 3 day Masterchef event in Sydney. misschu commissioned Studio Periscope to design and construct a temporary structure on a limited budget that would encompass her unique blend of street food style and fine dining.
The use of peg board gives the structure a DIY feel that evokes the notion of streetfood. While the construction of a built space explores the creation of a temporary but proper restaurant space. The pegboard also creates a functional interior storage surface from which kitchen utensils were hung. Lasercutting, digital printing, hand painting, and the creation of imagery through dyed chopsticks allowed us to deliver a unique space on a tight budget.
A lightweight yet durable ‘prosumer’ travel tripod. Working as a standalone object or from items salvaged from the environment. The design expresses a lightness yet a technical and durable feel to match the precision and high quality of products in this consumer space.