Olive Oil and Vinegar
Form exploration involving the shape of olive oil and vinegar bottles. The bottles design was evolved through a series of sketches and models to arrive at a final solution.
I began by developing mood boards for three different themes- humor, emotion, and status. Humor was categorized by anything that makes the user laugh; emotion was anything that evoked feeling or a sense of comfort in the user; status was an object that had the ability to provide a sense of elevated status. It was important to distinguish that the status board did not involve objects that were for people of a higher status, but were instead for anyone but had the ability to give an essence of elevated status through the use and form of the object.
SKETCHES: PHASE 1
Sketch development of olive oil and vinegar bottles where 20 sketches were dedicated to each theme (60 sketches total).
Simple plasticine models to explore a few forms that were already explored through sketching. The sketch models provided a good idea of how the object would sit, balance and provided insight into ease of production.
SKETCHES: PHASE 2
9 designs were selected and then evolved to find a better solution using the same concept.
SKETCHES: PHASE 3
6 designs were selected out of the previously chosen 9 designs.
SKECHES: PHASE 4
3 final designs were chosen as the 3 best ideas out of all the sketch iterations that were produced. These designs were then analyzed and improved slightly, after which final models were made.
2 final models were made to understand the structure of the hourglass olive oil and vinegar bottle, and the dual spoon oil and vinegar containers.
2 orthographics of the hourglass and spoon olive oil and vinegar containers.
The same models were rendered using Rhinoceros and Keyshot to help the audience understand exactly how they would work and look when made of glass.