HELLO, MY NAME IS DEVON REINA. I’M A 24yo MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST AND DESIGNER IN BROOKLYN, NY. 2019 GRADUATE OF PARSONS. CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON DESIGN QUERY. QUESTIONING THE EVERYDAY OBJECT.
Thesis work. Design query based on precise manipulations of everyday objects. This project is a series of digital and physical models that question what it means to perceive an object, the physical laws it abides by, and product design itself.
STUDIES IN MOVEMENT
Digital models abstracting migration, the human body, and movement over a period time.
Its a bathroom trophy. Its a marble statue. Its a bar of soap. Handsoap.
Designed around death and memorial. Fabricated from backwards casting processes and destruction/dissolution of material.
Flat planes, straight lines, one arch. Furniture, product, sculpture. White oak.
Disturbing practicality, confusing opposing functions. A brief discussion between two typologies with opposite intentions: the umbrella & the drinking vessel.
This is a body of work aimed at studying the documentation of thought through mark making.
Identifies and explores worlds outside of our own. Each taken from literature, amateur thought experiments and the fringes of science the globes represent different kinds of imaginations, all co-existing, jostling for room within one space.
TWO LARGE CHAIRS
Interruption of a space. Applying architectural features to aspects of furniture. Designing furniture without the intention of seating. White Oak, Sapele.
PUSH TO OPEN
A discussion of our perception of the door handle. The tangibility of a space and designing to forget it.
REdesigning nature. How can product design be applied outside of artificial products? What can these experiments say about beauty, mutation, and artificiality?
THE OBJECT OF AMERICA
In a time of conflict, divide, and hope for change, this project is aimed at representing American histories. Peaches Harrison and I plan to drive across the country documenting objects, people, and their relationships in an attempt to capture and share their memories.
RAINY DAY TABLE
Contribution, preservation, and appreciatio of value. Throughout the object’s life, it develops an anonymous relationship with it’s contributors and grows an unaccountable profit hidden from sight.
BIEDERMEIER GHOST CHAIR
The 200 year-old Biedermeier furniture was sourced from a local antique dealer in the city of Bolzano. Its upholstered cushion was safely removed and scanned using a high definition 3D scanner to create a file ready for CNC manufacturing. A resin block was cast and then milled to the exact form of the chair’s original upholstered seat to take its place.
Digital environments, models, and imagery created using 3d software.