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Finalist

Olaia

Category: Student category

Designed by: Diogo Cunha & Tiago Festa (Portugal)

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Diego Cunha

Diego was born in Lisbon in 1995. Very early in his life, he moved to Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal. After graduating in Arts, he moved to Guimarães to do a bachelor’s degree in Product Design at the University of Minho. There he had a lot of experiences in the field of design, art and engineering. At the end of his bachelors, he also had the opportunity to take an internship at Sebastião & Martins S.A., Cartão Canelado e Embalagens, a cardboard package company.

He is currently getting a master’s degree in equipment design at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon.

Tiago Festa

Tiago was born in 1994 in Viana do Castelo, city where he studied Visual Arts at high school. After that, he moved to Guimarães to take a bachelor's degree in Product Design at the University of Minho, where he did an internship with Câmara Municipal do Porto. At the moment, he is in Lisbon finishing the master’s degree in Equipment Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon. Meanwhile, he has participated in several design competitions, like the Green Factor Design Contest 2017 by Infinity, the LG Oled Design Competition 2017 by LG, and, of course, the jumpthegap® Design Contest by Roca.

Olaia

Olaia is an innovative and versatile WC concept with two positions to adapt to the needs of every user. In addition to the conventional WC position, it also features a urinal function thanks to its tilt that allows easier access to elderly people and children.