A personalized urn for "what's left of us". One of several objects on display until tomorrow at the University of Quebec Design 2010 Show in Montreal.
Andrea Gore's What's Left of Us explores ritual and symbolism after death. Most remarkable is the outline of each urn which is personalized with the facial profile of the deceased. But the project goes further, the ceramic urns can be made to rapidly disintegrate when buried or enameled to last a much longer time.
Other highlights included Thien Nguyen's tinted wood and leather weave Maple Chair above and Patricia Boudreault's three dimensional Pixel Rug for kids below.
Josyane Legrand's woven BSKT seating.
Kamylle Grenier's bird cage with netting.
Elitsa Nikova's ice fishing hut design modernizes the iconic winter shelter by introducing passive solar heating. South facing glazing follows the sun by manually pushing the unit, which sits on the ice via metal blades, to follow the sun. The hut pivots on the hole inside made for fishing.