Designer Dolls, Literally
As her final project for Central Saint Martins, designer Olivia Lee created a series of limited edition designer dolls, literally. Each figurine takes the likeness of an iconic designer of our time, including Zaha Hadid, Karim Rashid, and Jaime Hayon. In Lee’s own words:
It came from the observation that increasingly today, designer personalities are quite literally become synonymous with the objects they design. In studying the visual characteristics and distinct personalities of the designers as well as their products, I wondered what would happen if I merge these two entities together. What would happen if the designer became a product? How would that differ from the designer being closely associated with the product?