Colin Westeinde
is an industrial designer freshly graduated from RISD. He merges technology, computation, and fabrication.
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Nike Lebron Soldier X
2016
A series of renderings of Nike’s Lebron Soldier X basketball shoe in a unique colourway to accompany a commemorative website for the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA playoff victory.
Co * Ca Collection One

2016
Co * Ca is a furniture collection created by two RISD students fed up with fast furniture that couldn’t keep up. So they designed their own collection of essential objects to be a little more useful to a contemporary lifestyle.
Platypus Lights

2016
The Platypus light comes in two varieties, a desk light with one bent-laminated shade and a floor light with two. The light source is an organic, recyclable and long-lasting OLED panel. The shades are adjustable and can be placed anywhere on the pole via magnets.
Safari Chair

2016
Inspired by campaign furniture, the Safari Chair places emphasis on knock down functionality. The frame is held in tension by its leather seat and back structure, a connection which is strengthened by the user’s weight pulling the chair’s joinery tightly together. And when it’s time to move the chair easily pulls apart into a small bundle of beautifully finished sticks.
Farm Table

2016
The Farm Table gets its influence from the Safari Chair. It breaks down without any permanent screws or joints. It is finished with either a hardwood, plywood, or glass top, which clips into place.
CNC Woodblocks

2016
The pillow starts out as four CNC carved wood blocks cut calligraphically with a 90 degree sign carving bit, which are then printed on to linen.
Parametric Pendants

2015
Inspired by variation and ideation, the Parametric Pendant marries opposed forms and materials through heat and pressure in its fundamentally generative design.
Spot

2015
Spot’s got you covered comprehensively through your complete video, audio, geotagged, and motion captured point of view of life’s misfortunes or unfortunate events backed up privately to your computer or cloud account.
Folding Table
2015
This table celebrates its planning, fabrication and use. It's design builds on contrasts between forms, materials and mechanisms of utility, specifically tangental surface transition, plywood, and sheet metal drawer slides, both fulfilling their roles and existing as aesthetically valuable elements of the whole.
Co * Ca Collection One
Co * Ca is a furniture collection created by two RISD students fed up with fast furniture that couldn’t keep up. So they designed their own collection of essential objects to be a little more useful to a contemporary lifestyle. Check out the full project here.
Check out the full project here.
Platypus Lights
The Platypus light comes in two varieties, a desk light with one bent-laminated shade and a floor light with two. The light source is an organic, recyclable and long-lasting OLED panel. The shades are adjustable and can be placed anywhere on the pole via magnets.
Safari Chair
Inspired by campaign furniture, the Safari Chair places emphasis on knock down functionality. People’s lifestyles are becoming increasingly mobile, whether frequently changing apartments or requiring space-saving solutions for compact living situations. However, typically KD, stacking, or otherwise space saving, mobile qualities in furniture are associated with lower aesthetic and material value due to the physical demands required by their connection methods. Plastic or metal joints are a go to, and while functioning well lack sophistication. By considering the contemporary user’s needs and habitation demands and offering a materially and aesthetically rich experience the Safari Chair allows itself to be kept, valued, and passed down for generations.
All of its joints are pressure fit with tapered tenons and corresponding mortises. The frame is held in tension by its leather seat and back structure, a connection which is strengthened by the user’s weight pulling the chair’s joinery tightly together. And when it’s time to move the chair easily pulls apart into a small bundle of beautifully finished sticks.
Farm Table
The Farm Table gets its influence from the Safari Chair. It breaks down without any permanent screws or joints. It is finished with either a hardwood, plywood, or glass top, which clips into place.
CNC Woodblocks
The pillow starts out as four CNC carved wood blocks cut calligraphically with a 90 degree sign carving bit, which are then printed on to linen. Working with local fabricators, the textile is then sewn into an object. The pillow case holds an inflatable bladder for easy travel and storage and the textile is then sewn into a quilt with a soft natural cotton interior.
Parametric Pendants
Inspired by variation and ideation, the Parametric Pendant marries opposed forms and materials through heat and pressure in its fundamentally generative design. In a multi-step process which begins in the computer, a heuristic model of the faceted vessel form is used to create a unique iteration of the pendant’s water jet cut copper shell. This rational shell is then transformed through the introduction of a smoke gray glass bubble. As the copper and glass interact they form a single object; the glass reacting to the shape it is expanded within and the copper adopting a natural heat patina and weakening under the intense heat of the glass to the point that it moves and responds simultaneously. This system allows for a family of objects both efficiently producible and consistently unique.
Spot
Spot’s got you covered comprehensively through your complete video, audio, geotagged, and motion captured point of view of life’s misfortunes or unfortunate events backed up privately to your computer or cloud account. Through a combination of accelerometer, proximity, and audio data; Spot knows if an accident occurs or a distressing situation arises and immediately awakens to ensure that you have an objective first person account of the entire event.
Furthermore, if anything major happens it knows where you are and can show first responders exactly how to find you and alert them to your condition. In accidental situations it can provide complete context so that you can prove your side of the story or alert an emergency contact so that they can respond. It’s an deterrent to criminals, who have no desire to be recorded committing a misdeed. However, should one occur Spot ensures you will have a complete picture of what happened.