First, thank you to Designer Pages for inviting me to speak at their MeetUp at the Heller showroom on 5th avenue. I was honored to be presenting our work next to industrial design greats like Alan Heller and Massimo Vignelli. The article below comes from 3Rings and was written by Jenny Rector on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010:
“In January 2009, Zachary Feltoon launched David Zachary with David Wright, a fellow Industrial Design classmate at Pratt. Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the duo specializes in domestic interior products. Meanwhile, Zachary also designs for Domestic Aesthetic and is an active participant in Project H, NYC chapter, while serving as a TA for Abstract 3D design at Pratt Institute. We had the pleasure of hearing Zachary speak at this month’s IDNY meetup at Heller.
Through a brief anecdote, he explained what motivates him to design – and what he strives for when doing so. Continue reading
Found this Toastmaster #6110 Electric Carving Knife in the original box, with instructions, while I was cleaning my apartment recently. I especially like the way that the object sits on the table. Why it was in my apartment, I cannot say.
Toastmaster Electric Carving Knife
I am honored to be invited to speak by IDNY and Designer Pages alongside Alan Heller, Barbara Bluestone, and Massimo Vignelli. The event will be held at the Heller showroom on the second floor at 149 5th ave. at 21st street, across from the AIGA space, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, January 14th.Zachary Feltoon
As of July 1st, 2009, David Zachary LLC has officially joined the Pratt Design Incubator for what will surely prove to be an exceptionally productive two year engagement.
“The Pratt Design Incubator”, founded and directed by Deb Johnson, “is a vibrant and energetic atmosphere supporting the entrepreneurial talents of designers, artists and architects selected from the Pratt community who share a common goal: linking the social entrepreneur with the business of design. The Incubator sponsors environmental, social and cultural initiatives and benefits from a growing network of legal, business, engineering and manufacturing experts.”
We are very excited to forge this new partnership and look forward to both the support of our fellow Incubees and the opportunity to give back to the academic and entrepreneurial communities that have already given us so much.
The Wishbone Lollypop is designed to engage the users, first with each other and then with the object itself. Based on the ritual of breaking the wishbone after a chicken or turkey dinner, the candy serves to create a moment between two people that will not soon be forgotten. As long as the candy lasts, and quite likely afterwards, the user experience is being solidified.
The thesis of this project is a reaction to the proliferation of media and the widespread use of personal mobile devices. It seems that everyone on the street is plugged in to a BlackBerry or iPod, insulating themselves from their environment. Interactions between people have also dwindled as emails and text messaging allow us to be that much more removed. The Wishbone Lollypop cuts through the noise and invites two people to come together, even for just a moment.
The Wishbone Lollypop (Red, Crushed Cinnamon Flavor)