The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) holds an annual gala, where they reach out to schools all over to design around a theme with a mannequin. The theme for this year’s gala was punk.
With safety pins as the main feature, the mannequin is styled to represent the current role of Punk Rock’ n Roll as a glamorous, and even sometimes, sexy fashion. This mannequin’s meant to walk the red carpet.
This fall window was based on the idea of yarn, a web, and objects just hanging in the web. The web is made with multiple brighter, fall colors of yarn, with a neutral sweater hanging in front of the web and the copy as part of the design hanging in the web. This web has a focal point in the center, low to the floor, and against the back wall.
Designed and Constructed by: Lauren Winter Dawson, Su Hyun Chun, and Alexandra Mauro
This was a competition designed by The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) in partnership with Sephora. This was a store fixture design competition for Sephora’s hair care section.
The concept is inspired by the salon, where people not only go to get their hair cut and styled, but also to learn how to care for their hair. In a salon, hair care products are displayed in an elegant setting in two ways. The first is near the entrance on shelving that highlights the products’ appearance and allows for storage of multiple quantities. Unlike the grocery store or drug store, the products take center stage and are not displayed too tightly. The second is at the stylist stations where people get their hair cut and styled, and learn about caring for their hair. The styling stations are designed with small shelving for the stylist to display the products they use as well as other hair care products. This concept of a place of hair care, shopping, and education has inspired my design. The linear design is in keeping with Sephora’s brand and image, allowing these fixtures to fit easily alongside their current fixtures. The primarily white fixtures and background are offset by the accents of red creating a soft yet bold design, which are Sephora’s brand colors and style. The materials used are laminates and mirrors in keeping with Sephora’s existing fixture materials.
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Taking in the many variables that go into construction, I decided to focus on the measurements and the reasons for those measurements. There are also a lot of different forms of construction from innovative to classic to modern, from high rises to one level, and from office buildings to homes. I chose to concentrate on home construction with stairs, ramps, porches and the home itself in the form of a room.
The initial inspiration was M.C. Escher’s “Relativity” through his stairs. It started the idea of stairs and then it lead into ramps, a house and a porch.
This project was an exhibition showing women’s beauty around the world. I got the opportunity to design the window graphics that would create the identity for the entire exhibition. The design is coming from a repetitive copy that is a tear-away.
The bay of windows is designed around “Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man” and the holiday season. My group came up with the idea of a factory, much like Santa’s workshop, but instead for chocolate. Going from left to right, the viewer can see Santa’s chocolate list, a chocolate vat, pipes carrying chocolate across the factory, finished chocolate products going across a conveyer belt, a machine that packages the chocolate and the final wrapped chocolate presents.
Designed and Constructed by: Lauren Winter Dawson, Sara Griffin, Annalisa Podwin, Mitchell Lai
One of my first windows; the project was to combine an artist and an accessory. Frank Lloyd Wright an inspirational architect in the 1940s-1960s. This window was designed around one of his houses, “Fallingwater”, with the blueprint in the lower part of the window. This architecture is accompanied by a fedora that could have been seen during Wright’s time.