A plate that won’t spill soup or toys that help with physiotherapy. The students came up with a number of ideas that can make the world a better place

 

Applications for the international exhibition of end-of-studies dissertations are evaluated by a jury of experts in two categories:

  • 2D – applied graphic design – including web design, active design and app design
  • 3D – industrial design – including textile design, engineering, glass and ceramics

The works selected by the jury are presented on the fair’s website, in the catalog and in the exhibitions – The exhibition is currently taking place at the castle of Cieszyn until May 22, 2022.

312 projects were registered in the twentieth year of the show. A total of jury has been selected for the exhibition 30 best projects, from 7 students from Czech universities.

We bring you an overview of the best student work from Czech universities!

Karla Gondekova, Karolina Matuskova, Listovatel.cz

Listovatel.cz is a free website with worksheets for children aged 7-11. The project has been affected by the pandemic, new technologies, the growing generation gap, the climate crisis and also the unavailability of designer quality teaching materials on the market. The main focus of the project is accessibility – the sheets can be easily printed relatively cheaply as individual pages or as a black and white binder.

Karla Gondekova, Karolina Matuskova, Listovatel.cz | Source: Graduation projects

Tereza Kliglova, KUKO

KUKO is an original wooden toy project for children and seniors who need physiotherapy. Toys improve their imagination, perception and motor skills. The user can mix and match wooden elements according to the instructions on the packaging. KUKO not only teaches discipline, but also improves the process of recognizing shapes by touch.

Tereza Kliglova, KUKO Source: Graduation ProjectsTereza Kliglova, KUKO Source: Graduation Projects

Petra Kmošťákova, hettie

Hettie is a set of porcelain plates created for people with disabilities and special needs. The soup plate has an unusual shape that prevents contents from spilling and keeps food warm longer. The flat plate, on the other hand, has a high edge that prevents food from falling. They are also easy to grip and hold – the user can eat food with one hand.

Petra Kmošťáková, Hettie | Source: Graduation projectsPetra Kmošťáková, Hettie | Source: Graduation projects

Joseph Oubrecht, RIBEL

The aim of this collection of bronze bells is to promote the tradition of bell making in the Czech Republic and to support local production. The Ribell collection was created in collaboration with Jan Šedá – a second generation bellringer. The inspiration for the design of this collection was the term RIB, which is used in the bell making craft to refer to the cut of the bell.

Josef Oubrecht, RIBELL Source: Graduation projectsJosef Oubrecht, RIBELL Source: Graduation projects

Zdenek Pavelek, VR GAME: ZDENDAA

This is a prototype game using VR technology. The player is approached by the space company and asked to save the planet and defuse the bomb. The typography used in the game was created by the author during his studies.

Zdeněk Pavelek, VR GAME: ZDENDAA | Source: Graduation projectsZdeněk Pavelek, VR GAME: ZDENDAA | Source: Graduation projects

David Sila, D – collection of porcelain bowls

The D collection is the result of the designer’s cooperation with the manufactory, thanks to which the traditional porcelain production technology has been optimized. The designer minimized the amount of waste and considered any deviation from the standard quality as an added value of the product. The designer attempts to draw users’ attention to the creative process and break stereotypes related to mass production perfection.

David Síla, D - collection of porcelain bowls Source: Graduation projectsDavid Síla, D – collection of porcelain bowls Source: Graduation projects

Michal Stalmach, growth bike for kids

In his bachelor’s thesis, Michal Štalmach dealt with the design of a growing children’s bicycle for children from 2 to 7 years old. The result of his efforts is a design proposal for a children’s bicycle with an originally designed frame, which consists of three separate parts, the mutual adjustment of which can create a total of three sizes. The author thus realized the financially and environmentally beneficial idea of ​​a growing bicycle, which would gradually replace a total of three standard sizes of children’s bicycles.

Michal Štalmach, children's growth bike Source: Graduation projectsMichal Štalmach, children’s growth bike Source: Graduation projects

The first edition of the Graduation Projects fair took place twenty years ago. In 2002, the editors of the quarterly 2+3D invited graduates of design programs from Polish universities to present their diploma theses. Four years later, Zamek Cieszyn joins the organization of regular exhibitions of selected works, and since 2010 the exhibition has become international, with students from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, then from Hungary.

The organizer of the show is Zamek Cieszyn. Official partners of graduation projects are Czechdesign, Typo, 1977, Slovak Design Center, Hungarian Design Council (HDC), Association of Applied Graphic Designers in Poland (STGU), Association of Designers manufacturers in Poland (SPFP) and FORMY .xyz.

You can read more information about the project on www.graduationprojects.eu.

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