Bar De Lona                                                           Assignment Academic 2019                                                           Product Design

We were asked to select a specific piece of furniture from the presented list, to carry out the whole creation process, from the search of the idea to the presentation of a prototype. 
We decided to design a bar cart, since it seemed to us the most singular element, with a lot to offer. Faced with other proposed pieces, the carrobar presents a strong evocative burden, it talks about parties, friends, intimate and relaxed moments inside the home. Our goal was to propose a design that conveyed all those sensations, that invited leisure and fun, without losing the charisma and elegance that characterizes this piece of furniture. We wanted to move away from the saturated representation of the cart with four wheels, so we began to explore references and propose ideas that would give a twist to this product, bold designs, fresh, that played with the classic elements of the cart and took them to unusual dimensions, shapes and uses.

We rely on a structure where the elastic bands are the main stars, covering the entire structure, the most logical way we came up with was literally to make a covering with these strips around the cart. A round shape is the best solution to surround something, so we design a cylindrical structure, whose skin was formed by elastic bands. We liked this concept because we kept the inner area of our cart hidden, we forced the user to adopt an active attitude towards our product, he would have to discover that the content was hidden inside and had to be extracted. 

The color used would match the philosophy of our bar cart, singularity, leisure and distinction. Since we had made a risky design, we decided to give it a risky color, red. In these process photos, we can witness the working method and the tools used to add the most representative element of this design, the tapes. 
La Ricarda, an emblematic country house, symbol of rationalist architecture of the 20th century, by Catalan architect Antonio Bonet, would serve both as a place of inspiration and as a stage for the photoshoot of the final pieces.