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Laia Tort Solsona
Design & engineering

ELISAVA Barcelona

Specialisms: Product Design / Jewellery / Storytelling

Location: Barcelona, Spain

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Laia Tort Solsona

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First Name: Laia

Last Name: Tort Solsona

Specialisms: Product Design / Jewellery / Storytelling

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My Location: Barcelona, Spain

University / College: ELISAVA Barcelona

Course / Program Title: Design & engineering

About

I'm Laia Tort Solsona, a passionate and dynamic multidisciplinary designer and product engineer hailing from Barcelona. At the age of 24, I have already made my mark in the design industry and achieved significant milestones.


Having recently graduated in Product Design and Industrial Design Engineering from Elisava, I had the honor of conducting my final thesis in collaboration with Adidas Maker Lab and Elisava Research. This exceptional opportunity enabled me to explore groundbreaking concepts and push the boundaries of innovation.


Currently, I am channeling my expertise as a product designer and developer towards circular and sustainable urban design projects at Prewaste. Here, I am part of a team dedicated to pioneering circular economy initiatives, striving to create a positive impact on our environment and society.


For me, design is not merely a profession, but a harmonious blend of artistry and engineering, seeking functional solutions that resonate with our society. I approach my work with an unwavering commitment to authenticity, combining meticulous craftsmanship with sustainable practices. Sustainability, to me, is not just a feature of the product; it is the driving force behind its creation.


Meticulous attention to detail is a hallmark of my work, allowing me to draw inspiration from my surroundings and personal experiences. I thrive on embracing new challenges, bringing organizational skills, motivation, and the ability to foster positive relationships at all levels.


With a resilient and rebellious attitude, I constantly seek to transcend traditional boundaries and propose alternative approaches to manufacturing and consumption. I firmly believe in the power of design as a collaborative system, where knowledge exchange, diverse perspectives, and cultural influences fuel transformative change. My critical thinking skills enable me to challenge existing norms and offer innovative ways to revolutionize production and consumption patterns. Design, to me, is an instrument for raising social and cultural consciousness.


My strengths lie in my aptitude for research and experimentation, as well as my profound sensitivity towards environmental and social issues. I possess a well-developed aesthetic sensibility, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and exhibit autonomy, innovation, and leadership in all endeavors. By understanding the core needs of users, I am driven to generate circular products as ethical solutions that make a real difference.


In summary, I am a dedicated and versatile designer who strives to create meaningful and sustainable design solutions. With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a genuine passion for positive change, I am excited to continue my journey in shaping a better future through design.


MENSTRUAL MATTER JEWELS: EMPOWERING SELF-IDENTITY

Menstrual Matter Jewels is a groundbreaking project developed in a context where menstruation is still considered a taboo topic, even though many women periodically live with it. This project aims to create a collection of jewellery made from menstrual blood that breaks with the taboos and stigmas associated with menstruation. It also aims to revalue menstrual blood as a potential resource for product design and making through the presentation of a collection of rings that promotes one’s beauty and self-identity. Through experimentation with bio-based materials, I have integrated art and science, which makes us reflect on where the limit of the body’s materiality lies when it becomes new material for a new reality. The final purpose of the project is to visualise the power of objectual dissemination and to claim a paradigm shift in which it is possible to make a significant impact on the social perceptions about the menstrual cycle.