Virtual Reality headset that works with any smartphones.
PLAY is made entirely of high performance silicone that is flexible and strong but is also comfortable against your skin. I’ve also integrated a magnet feature which allows users to have navigation control during the VR experience.
For this stool project, my intention was to create a sitting structure using the simplest method. Cork is a very special material in terms of strength and flexibility. After a whole semester of structure testing, material researching and minimalizing design process I finally made this simple stool made out of cork. And The method is simple: Duct Tape + 3 Sheets of Cork. No Glue, Nails and Joints.
Pratt Legend Award 2014
Video Spotlight: Chengtao Yi (B.I.D. ’15) Designs Legends 2014 Award
For the last several years, Pratt’s Department of Industrial Design has worked with the Office of Institutional Advancement on the Legends award design project. This Year My professor Karen Stone chose me to design the Pratt Legend Award.
The original concept is inspired by rocks that got shaped by wind, rain, and time representing the dramatic interaction between time and reality. And the idea is to show motion by the contrast between different material.
I have been a fan of automotive design for a very long time. In fact to become a car designer was my original motif to study industrial design. Who wasn't, right? However the path I chose later really set me apart from this dream. But the urge of creating something related still excites me everyday.
Chico is a personal chanlenge and practice for me to test my ability to design a conceptual vehicle that is elegant, minimal, and also adorable. The whole concept was 99% aesthetic driven so there really isn't much to talk about in terms of functionality. Chico is also a representation of my personal taste towards vehichles.
Lift is a SD card reader and a cloud synchronizer. In order to achieve an efficient insert process and a welcoming look, the end of the reader is designed to be bended upwards. Just like a lifted head.