Project Description

Fogo Island Keepsake

Student Project

The Fogo Island Inn is a luxury hotel located in Newfoundland, Canada, that embraces the true meaning of hospitality and loyalty to cultural tradition. The challenge of this project was to conceive and produce a collectors item that visitors to the Fogo Island Inn could purchase to take home as a handcrafted keepsake from their time spent at this unique place. I chose to create a “Keepsake Package” that addresses the notion of Transformation Design. The vessel itself is a miniature wooden boat, modeled after the traditional punt boats of the island. Inside, a cleverly-bound do-si-do instructional booklet gives details about Fogo Island’s history and culture and also instructions to put together a wooden windchime (decorated with informational graphics) using parts from the kit.