PRODUCT DESIGN


LATTJO

(2013) Play together collection designed for IKEA of Sweden.

theme LATTJO is all about inspiring young and old to play together – all the time, everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re 7 or 97, this is a play collection for everyone.
designer team Maria Vinka, Sigga Heimis, Francis Cayouette, Mikael Axelsson, Ebba Strandmark, Maria Baliova
sales start November 2015 (limited edition)
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POFFARE

(2013) Wall clock designed for IKEA of Sweden.

key features | You can place the clock in different locations – on a wall, over a door or standing on a surface – then turn the clock face to suit the location.
sales start | August 2015
materials | Backing: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating frame/
Adjustment ring: High-impact polystyrene plastic
Clock face: Paper
Front protection: Glass
Hands: Aluminium

SPRALLIS

(2013) Fabric wall clock created for IKEA during internship as product designer at Range and Design Department at IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult.

theme | Northern Lights
sales start | April 2015
materials | Clock frame: High-impact polystyrene plastic
Front protection: 88% polyester, 12% elastane/spandex
Hands: Aluminium

VINTERKUL

(2013) Gingerbread cutters for Christmas collection created for IKEA during internship as product designer at Range and Design Department at IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult.

theme | Christmas gingerbread cutters
sales period | October 2014 - February 2015
materials | Stainless Steel
product description | Use your creativity and make baking a fun hobby by decorating your cookie shapes with icing and candy. Includes pastry cutters shaped as: crown, bow, star, mustache and knitted cap.

SNURRA

(2012) Master thesis project in product design in collaboration with Range and Design Department at IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult.

theme | Dynamic Small Spaces - creating opportunities for adults to exercise while performing daily activities.
materials | shaped birch plywood circles
stainless steel frame

see more about this project: mock-ups, sketches, visualizations, photos, video, exhibition


MORE

(2011) Result of "Glass design related to a strong brand" course in collaboration with company Orrefors Kosta Boda in Sweden.

theme | 'Tall lights' candleholder
materials | clear glass, iron

see more about this project: ideation, process, visualizations, photos


Affordable living

(2011) Consumer research with human-centered approach created for IKEA of Sweden & Skanska collaboration in Homes to Love project.

theme | Time and resource sharing - Explore how people living in different communities would like to share their time and resources, to be able to create more sustainable life in the future.
results | Information from interviews with stakeholders were analysed into consumer dillemas and design opportunities. Design concepts were created based on the research.

Hanger

(2010) Bending Wood course result.

theme | Lamination bending, steam bending of wood in practise.
team | Anais Quintanilla, Xiaotian Hu, Maria Baliova

see more about this project: sketches, process, photos

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Maria