30 May 2011
Capital Growth - Jason Bird
Whether we like it or not, the concept of saving money is society’s way of building. Rather than hiding your savings away in a traditional piggy bank, I wanted the money to be visible, allowing the child to interact with their savings, creating a visual reference to money as a building block. My design incorporates a 50 cent coin and is reliant on the coin for its structure. The pieces will not snap together and create their shape without it. The more that is saved the bigger the structure, which promotes the concept of the financial building block in a way that begins as a game.
Jason Bird graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment) and Graduate Diploma in Industrial Design. He began his career in luminaire design at one of Australia's largest commercial architectural lighting manufacturers before relocating to the USA. In 2001 he founded his own design studio, Acidlight. Experiencing great success in Australia with accolades from the Design Institute of Australia and Australian Design awards, Bird was named as one of Australia's Smartest 100 by Bulletin Magazine in 2004. With this growing local and International success, he established his own luminaire and object studio – Luxxbox. Recently, Bird’s stool “Tingle” has been purchased by Google Inc to be their exclusive exhibition and conference seating.
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