2010 Olympic Medal Design Unveiled

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Artwork by Corrine Hunt and designed by OAO

Their form was inspired by ocean waves, drifting snow and the mountainous landscapes found in the games region and across Canada.

The artwork on the 2010 medals are based on two large master artworks of an orca whale (Olympic) and raven (Paralympic) by Corrine hunt, a Canadian designer/artist of komoyue and tlingit heritage based in Vancouver. each medal has a unique, hand-cropped section of the art, making it a one-of-a-kind. A silk scarf printed with the master artwork will be presented to each medalist along with their medal, enabling them to see how their medal connects with those awarded to other athletes at the games to make the whole design.

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2010 vancouver olympic medal (back)

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2010 vancouver olympic medals (front)

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2010 vancouver olympic medals (back)

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2010 vancouver paralympic medal (front)

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2010 vancouver paralympic medal (back)

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2010 vancouver paralympic medals (front)

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2010 vancouver paralympic medals (back)

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FSF Mountain Parka on hypebeast

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“Based out in the beautiful back-country of British Columbia, Canada, FYI Design Dept. has become a leading innovation force in the world of technical and performance apparel. Co-heading the design of brands such as Burton [AK] and Aether, FYI offers us a glimpse of an upcoming project involving themselves, fragment design and SOPH. The FSF Urban Project looks to feature a technical parka for the rigors of everyday city life. Stay tuned for more details.”

via hypebeast

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Behind the scenes: patterning, prototype construction and review.

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FYI prototype (dark blue) vs. factory counter sample (red)

I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 2009 Bocci’s 22

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Since 1954, the I.D. Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic, and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. For 2009, Bocci’s 22 has been awarded for design distinction in the furniture category (not sure if it is furniture though? – whatever). Here is what the judges had to say:

“This is just beautifully made,” said Breitling of Omer Arbel’s 22 series of interior wall accessories.

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Created to be flush-mounted into drywall or millwork without the need for cover plates. Arbel’s design transforms the standard three-pronged power receptacle into a grinning anthropomorphized character if clustered in groups. Alternatively, when scattered sparingly, the seamless socket can evoke a more simple, stripped-down aesthetic.

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The three jurors also raved about the 22’s stainless steel removal tool, which extracts the sockets in case the outlet needs rewiring. “This has to be the best accessory ever,” noted Oliver, tool in hand.

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Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing house located in Vancouver, Canada. I worked as the lead industrial designer on this project under the creative direction of Omer Arbel – he is also a good of friend mine.

Dog Pack/Harness Prototype

Innovative Dog Backpack converts into a harness when the waterproof packs are zipped off. Ergonomic harness is fully adjustable and allows this model to fit both medium and large breeds. Harness is complete with a grab handle for lifting the dog out of sticky situations.