HELLO. WELCOME TO MY DESIGN PORTFOLIO PAGE
My name is Eduardo Simoes, I was born in Lisbon, Portugal and grew up in a small surf town nearby called Ericeira. I am undergraduate student of Industrial Design at NABA in Milano, Italy. I am a thinker, doer and outdoors enthusiast. My goal is to get a better understanding of the world in order to help the shift towards a sustainable planet through design and every day action.
Graduated bachelor in product design
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, Italy
Erasmus program in 3D design
Plymouth University, Plymouth, England
International exchange in industrial design San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA
Began bachelor in product and interior design
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, Italy
Graduated in science & technology
Maine South High School, Chicago, USA
COLLABORATIONS & PARTICIPATIONS
Junior Editor at Design Wanted, Milan
DE-SIGNO. The art of italian design before and after Leonardo
at Salone del Mobile, Milan
NABA Design Awards
Cristalplant Design Contest by Kristalia
Jump the Gap Design Contest by Roca
Benchmark Furniture in Berkshire
Exhibition of Products and Makers Work
at Plymouth University
Conference “The future of cities: a new urban paradigm”
Representative of IEEC Academic Comitee
at SF State University
Park”ing” Day in San Francisco
KID Group in San Francisco
Polimark “Around Materials” in Milan
Qeeboo in Milan
Portuguese - Fluent
English - Fluent
Italian - Intermediate
Spanish - Basic Knowledge
German - Basic Knowledge
French - Basic Knowledge
The Boreas project consisted on a brand identity project in wich I developed an outdoor company focused on high quality, modular camping gear.
The name comes from the ancient greek god of the north wind and like so, the brand swirls around the theme of wind since is a natural force only felt by exposure to the outside.
The Boreas logo is a simplified and minimalistic version of a waving flag for not only representing wind visualy but also because the flag is a simbol of exploration, achievement and respect for nature as represented in the himalaian payer flags.
The color palete consists in shades of grey, being inspired by the colors of the winter cloudy skies.
All boreas series get their names from wind across the globe.
THE BORAN SERIES
The boran series are a collection of aluminium hydro flasks that can be screwed into one another, making them able to be costumizable to the desired volume, color and number of cups wich can be used as storage for small items such as money, keys, etc.
THE MISTRAL SERIES
The mistral series is an inflatable bivy tent for one with the possibility of being attached to another mistral series model in order to create a two person tent. The tent floor is also inflated, eliminating the necessity of sleeping mats.
ABOVE THE CREATION
Above the Creation is a progressive metal project born in 2015, in Lisbon. It’s a formation of only 3 elements that comprises Emanuel Carmo (bass and vocals), Gabriel Domingues (drums) and Rafael Domingues (guitars).
The history of the 3 musicians began in 2011, when they started playing covers together. It is possible to notice some influences of Gojira, Metallica, Behemoth, Opeth, among others, in the DNA of this power trio.
For the design the band emblem, my guidelines were to use ocult simbology and roots. Based on those themes I came up with the idea of emergent human force originating from the name and reaching for a higher realm, as a tree growing from dirt to air.
The Idea for the EOS Desk, meaning “enchanced organization system” came from the realization that minimalistic desks dont necessarely create minimal work or study environments. This phenomena happens due to poor organization that results in cluttered spaces no matter the simplicity of the space.
To tackle this problem I used restrictive design in order to guide the user to an organized study space by providing vertical drawers that can only be used when the desk isnt cluttered. The EOS can hold up to 40L and has 2 supports for backpacks on each leg structure giving extra organization and space to the desk.
The Desk top is made of linolium, a material wich is both flexible and durable, making the desk easy to clean and waterproof
The project was done with the colaboration of plymouth univeristy and Benchmark furniture. which provided manufacturing and professional advices during its development.
Prototype of the EOS shown in the Products and Makers Work exhibition at Plymouth University.
The Terra d'Acqua system is a modular tile system with the purpose of creating a personalized and unobstroctive bathroom that incorporatesa water recycling network within the bathroom itself, maximazing the value of water.
Through this system it becomes easier to personalize, assemble, repair, upgrade and use the bathroom. Also by creating a system that saves large amount of water it reduces the environmental impact and the user's water expenses.
This Project was done together with undergraduate design student Gaia D'arrigo for the Jump the Gap Competition by Roca.
The Terra d'Acqua tiles are applied into a aluminium structure and can be assembled by everyone. The Tiles lock into the structure by means of a clip on design and weight support for heavier tiles.
The water appliances are connected to a water tank that fits in between the aluminium structures. The water used follows a set of phases of filtration until being ready for reuse. The tank automatically dispenses water when the same is fully purified.
The system can be monitored through a smart mirror which tell the efficiency of the filtration system, amount of water saved as well as other significant information.
Concept for minimalistic wireless earphones.
H2O & MINERALS
Concept for water packaging inspired by the new space age.