Graduate Designer Profiles – 4th Level Show

Designer Profile – Oisin Miliano

Oisin studied Industrial design at NCAD. As his final year project he designed ‘Playcrate’.

Playcrate is a stackable play mat that has a LEGO compatible surface. You don’t have to demolish your creations just cos play time is over; you can lift them up, fold playcrate into a storage unit and store them in playcrate. Oisin plans to market playcrate as a pack of 3. They sit cleverly on top of one another and store your LEGO and protect your unfinished masterpieces. It’s a simple but fabulous ides. When we displayed Playcrate in designist, the response was unbelievable. There is no doubt that Playcrate is a product you’ll see on the market soon.

We asked Oisin the following questions and here is how he responded:

d: What’s the thing you’ll miss most about being in college?
OM: Using a scooter to get to the workshop and toilets double quick, building outlandish bicycles, and Gerry

d: Which product do you wish you had designed?
OM: LEGO, or was that not obvious?

d: PC or Mac?
OM: PCs, due to the fact that I’m broke, and enjoy having more than one USB port in use at the same time.

d: How do you like you eggs?
OM: Green Pepper and Cheese Omelette

d: What will the name of your Autobiography be?
OM: Monster Trucks and Not Givin’ Fucks!

Oisin in designist, exhibiting Playcrate

Playcrates

“It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives.”

Don Norman