Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collectionUniversal collection of glassware that facilitates pouring & drinking for the visually impaired
Universal collection of glassware that facilitates pouring & drinking for the visually impaired.
In our society, there is a need of humancentred, high quality hardwearing products to help integrate the visually impaired and make their daily lives more rewarding. Glassblowing is a craft technique that is becoming less attractive to young job seekers, hampering its continuity in the near future. The industry needs to produce more and more innovative products creating new market opportunities to preserve the technique and at the same time attract young people to continue the tradition.
The idea behind this Project is to create a universal collection of glassware that facilitates pouring and drinking for visually impaired people. An analogical system of sounds and vibration will tell the user when the glass is full and the articles will be easy to grip firmly while drinking, making life easier. The main goal is to create a project that help blind people to be independent and more confident in their day-to-day life. The project takes a humanistic approach to the design of articles that are easy to hold and aesthetic.
Glassblowers, both young and old will also have the opportunity to use their skills in new environments, motivating them to stay in the workforce longer.
HAK STUDIO (Poland)
Industrial designer and design strategist. Born and raised in Poland, she has a master’s degree in industrial design. She worked at Zieta Prozess design for 2 years as an object and product designer.
FERRAN COLLADO (Spain)
The fourth generation of glassblowers.
15 years of experience in glass blowing, lather, cold work, etc. he learned all about glass through the family business and different masters he took around the world with different Glass Masters.