This section shows some of my studant projects, while at Art and Design School (ESAD) from 1990 to 1994, in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

MING

“Ming” is toy, made in the first year at design school, where the objective was to roll a sphere for at least 30 sec.

Was inspired in the city of “Ming” emperor from Flash Gordon.

Credits

Design and production: Marco Madruga
Material: Metal

1990

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furniture for wired phone

The aim of this project was to make a furniture to put the corded telephone – at the time there were no mobile phones.
On the first shelf the phone was placed, the second shelf was movable and was to be able to write or take notes on the last shelf was to place the phonebooks.
All the pieces were assembled only with fittings.

Credits

Design and production: Marco Madruga
Material: Wood

1990

Movel-Telefone-1990
GEMEini

This was a project for office use, where i did modular boxes. At this time no computers were used, so everything was made by hand, the box and the graphic is made of glued color paper and Mecanorma fonts.

Credits

Design and production: Marco Madruga
Material: Ceramic

1990

Corno

The aim of this project was to make a trophy for the art school, so my proposal was to make a unique decoration for each using the same mold.

Credits

Design and production: Marco Madruga
Material: Ceramic

1990

Romantic garden

In this project i wanted to make ceramic objects for gardens in a way to create a romantic ambient, this was inspired in ceramic sculptures that existed in a public garden en Caldas da Rainha at the end of the XIX century.
The ceramic objects are placed in a hight where people can´t touch, and only can be seen…In this way, i was theorizing that design can have a cerebral function and it’s not art, it’s pure design…This idea was not very accepted at the time.

Credits

Design and production: Marco Madruga
Material: Ceramic

1992

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