People

Rina Bernabei

Industrial Design, Design Research Collaboration
Building: 
Red Centre
Phone: 
55260
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Research Activities: 

Rina’s design work and research is in the area of emotional design, in particular the role of narrative in product design. Much of her research results in lighting and furniture products, which investigate our constant changing relationship with the domestic interior and interior products. Sensory and decorative qualities of the materials, as well as craft and mass production techniques are all important aspects of this exploration.

 

Teaching & Supervision: 

Rina teaches and co-ordinates Design Fundamentals, Design Studio 2B, and the History of Industrial Design. Participates in Studio 1, and Design Process and Theory.  She also supervises Forth year major projects and Masters projects whose subject enters the field of furniture and lighting.

Engagement: 

Exhibitions
2011 Love Lace International completion exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2009 Interpretations II, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills Sydney
2008 Freestyle – New Australian Design for Living, Milan Triennale  May – July 2008,
2008 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award winner exhibited at Zona Tortona Milan.
2007 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, Object Galleries Sydney, Melbourne Museum, and state craft centres in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
2006-08  Freestyle – New Australian Design for Living, Object Gallery, Sydney.
Melbourne Museum, Milan Triennale.
April 2006 – May 2007  The Presence of Things a touring exhibition of new work by 13 artists. Curated by Stephen Gallagher. Maroondah Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
2006 Safety Catch at UTS Gallery, curated by Berto Pandolfo.
2005 Powerhouse Museum Australian Design Award Selection.
2004 ‘Peony’ chandelier exhibited as part of the national Design 2004, Melbourne Museum.
2004 Sydney Style object exhibition, Sydney Opera House.
 

Publications:
Book Chapters

Bernabei R; Jacqueline P, 2018, 'Biologically Inspired Designs', in Bar-Cohen Y (ed.), Advances in Manufacturing and Processing of Materials and Structures, edn. 1st Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, pp. 53-74, 10.1201/b22020-3

Journal articles

Bernabei R; Power J, 2018, 'Hybrid design: Combining craft and digital practice', Craft Research, vol. 9, pp. 119-134, 10.1386/crre.9.1.119_1

Bernabei R, 2015, 'Illuminating Design Research: shining light on the academic designer', IDEN Industrial Design Educators Network, pp. 52-75, http://www.idenjournal.com/

Green LN; Bernabei R, 2000, 'International collaboration in an industrial design studio', Global Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 4, pp. 43-48

Conference Papers

Bernabei R; Power J, 2016, 'Living designs', in Lepora N; Mura A; Mangan M; Verschure P; Desmulliez M (eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 5th International Conference, 2016 Proceedings., Springer International Publishing, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 40-47, presented at Living Machines: The 5th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Edinburgh, UK, 19 - 22 July 2016, 10.1007/978-3-319-42417-0_4

Bernabei R; Power J; Hunyor K, 2015, 'Stories in Form exhibition: a collaborative case study of design research', in Popovic V; Blackler A; Nagai Y; Kraal B; Nimkulrat N; Luhi D (eds.), IASDR 2015 proceedings, IASDR(The International Association of Societies of Design Research), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 189-200, presented at IASDR(The International Association of Societies of Design Research) Interplay2015, Brisbane, Australia, 02 - 05 November 2015, http://iasdr2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/IASDR_Proceedings_Final_Reduced.pdf

Bernabei R, 2014, 'Critique, Process and the Academic/Designer', in Brisbin C; Thiessen M (eds.), Critique 2013 Conference Proceedings, University of South Australia, Adelaide South Australia, pp. 113-125, presented at Critique 2013 Conference 26 – 29 November 2013, Adelaide South Australia, 29 - 29 November 2013, http://www.critique2013.com/home/Proceedings_files/FINAL%20Critique%202013%20Conference%20Proceedings%20sml.pdf

Bernabei R; Power J, 2014, 'Personalised Mass Manufactured Products: a possibility or a contradiction?', in Wallace, J; Yee J; Durrant A (eds.), Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design Conference 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne & GAteshead, UK, pp. 112-115, presented at Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design Conference 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne & GAteshead, UK, 03 - 05 September 2013, http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/researchthroughdesign/proceedings/

Bernabei R; Power J, 2013, 'Designing Together: end-user collaboration in designing a personalised product', in Crafting the Future, 10th European Academy of Design Conference, The European Academy of Design, UK, pp. 1-12, presented at 10th European Academy of Design Conference - Crafting the Future, 17 - 19 April 2013, http://www.ead.lancs.ac.uk/

Bernabei R; Powers J, 2013, 'Personalised Mass Manufactured Products: a possibility or a contradiction?', in Wallace, W; Yee J; Durrant A (eds.), Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, United Kingdom, Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 112-115, presented at Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design 2013, Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 03 - 05 September 2013, http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/researchthroughdesign/

Bernabei R; Power J, 2012, 'Differentiating co-design and mass customisation from a user-completion within the realm of product design', in ICDC 2012 - 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, Proceedings, pp. 227-233

Bernabei R; Power J, 2011, 'Connecting Education, Practice and Research: Creating Meaningful Products within an Industrial Design Studio using a Product Narrative Framework', in IASDR 2011 Diverisity and Unity Conference Proceedings, IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, presented at IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, 31 October - 04 November 2011

Bernabei R; Power J, 2010, 'Using a Narrative Framework in an Industrial Design Studio to Create Meaningful Products', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, UNSW, pp. 1-5, presented at Connected 2010, UNSW, 28 June - 01 July 2010, http://connected2010.eproceedings.com.au/

Bernabei R; Freeman KL; Power J, 2009, 'Communicating with Light and Shadow: Bernabeifreeman's Ema and Ziya exhibition luminaires', in Designing Designers: Where Does Light Move To? Lighting Design Innovation Scenarios, Maggioli S.p.A., Milan, Italy, presented at International Conference of University Courses in Design 2009, Milan, Italy, 01 January 2009

Freeman KL; Power J; Bernabei R, 2009, 'Presence of Things: storytelling in product design', in IASDR 2009 Proceedings: Design Rigor and Relevance (CD), Korean Society of Design Science, Seoul, Korea, presented at International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009: Design Rigor and Relevance., Seoul, Korea, 18 - 22 October 2009

Bernabei R; Freeman KL; Power J, 2008, 'Designers as storytellers:the weaving of narratives in the work of bernabeifreemand', in Dare to Desire, 6th Design and Emotion Conference 2008, Hong Kong, presented at 6th Design and Emotion Conference 2008, Hong Kong, 06 - 09 October 2008

Bernabei R; Freeman KL; Hargroves S, 2007, 'Product Stories: Redefining products as stories and designers as storytellers', in New Craft Future Voice, University of Dundee, University of Dundee, Scotland, presented at New Craft Future Voice, University of Dundee, Scotland, 04 - 06 July 2007

Bernabei R; Walsh CJ, 2007, 'Walkabout: A cross disciplinary introduction experience for first year design students', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, Sydney, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 - 12 July 2007

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, 'Story telling in the domestic interior', in Design as Research Group Conference, Design as Research Group Conference, pp. 1-1, presented at Design as Research Group Conference, 19 - 20 July 2005

Bernabei R; Talbot JC, 2003, 'Terra Nova: Reflections on Student Design Work as Exhibited in Salone Satellite 2001', in Collina L; Giuliano S (eds.), Designing Designers: design for a Local Global World, Litogi Edizione Poli.Design, Milan Italy, pp. 249-255, presented at Designing Designers: Design for a Local Global World, Milan Italy, 01 April 2002

Bernabei R; Mcdermott R, 2000, 'Designers who become design entrepreneurs: an alternative approach to design, craft and manufacturing in Australia', in Designing minds conference, Designing minds conference, presented at Designing minds conference, 01 January 2000

Green LN; Bernabei R, 1999, 'An international vehicle design project involving the University of New South Wales, Monash University, the Pforzheim School of Design and Musashino University', in Pudlowski ZJ; Nguyen DQ (eds.), 2ND UICEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION UNDER THE THEME: NETWORKING IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, UICEE, FACULTY ENGINEERING, AUCKLAND INST TECHNOL, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, pp. 47-50, presented at 2nd UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education on Networking in Engineering Education, AUCKLAND INST TECHNOL, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 10 - 13 February 1999, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000081394500007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Bernabei R; Talbot JC, 1999, 'Designing the design studio experience: case study of two different teaching approaches', in Bennett R; King R (eds.), Settings of design education, Settings of design education, pp. 18-18, presented at Settings of design education, 01 January 1999

Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2018, Woven Dialogues, UNSW GALLERIES, Editor(s): Rodriguez Riestra E, publication category: Designs / Architecture, https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/make-known-exquisite-order-infinite-variation

Bernabei R; Freeman K, 2016, Applique rug, Publication: he National Trust of Australia (NSW), Old Goverment House Parramatta, publication category: Designs / Architecture, https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/at-home/

Bernabei R; Freeman K, 2016, AT HOME: Modern Australian Design at Old Government House., Old Goverment House, Sydney Australia, publication category: Designs / Architecture, https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/at-home/

Bernabei R, 2013, Perforated popping light, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead, UK, Editor(s): Wallace J; Yee J; Durrant A, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2008, Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award - Totem Pods, Publication: Milan International Furnture Fair - Bombay Sapphire, Milan Salone di Mobile - International Furniture Fair, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman K, 2008, Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living - Milan Triennale, Publication: Milan Triennale, Milan Triennale, Editor(s): Parkes B, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2008, Totem Pendant Lights, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2008, Totem Pod, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Seams 001, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Seams 002, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Seams 003, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Totem Light, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2006, Brodie Table, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2006, Cloth Table, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2006, Ema Pendant, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2006, Ziya, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Lace Light, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Paperwall Paper, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Snowplake Chandelier, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Bernabei R, 2004, Leaf Pendants, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Creative Works (non-textual)

Bernabei R; Kelly Freeman, 2016, Digital Craft, Digital Craft, Arte e Fabbricate gallery 44 Gurner St Paddington, 09 - 11 September 2016, medium: 3D printed ABS and rattan, at https://sydneydesign.com.au/event/digital-crafts/

Bernabei R; Freeman K, 2016, Holes in Process, Delineations BERG, Built Environment Gallery UNSW, 03 June - 08 July 2016, medium: paper, metal

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Bonbay Sapphire Design Discovery Award and Exhibition, Bombai Sapphire Design Discovery Award and Exhibition, 01 January 2007

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Freestyle-New Australian Design For Living, Freestyle - New Australian Design for Living, 01 January 2007

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Inspired Design Across Time, 01 January 2007

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2007, Tactile Imaginations, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, 01 January 2007

Bernabei R, 2006, Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, 01 January 2006

Bernabei R, 2006, Freestyle - New Australian Design for Living, Freestyle - New Australian Design for Living, 01 January 2006

Bernabei R, 2006, Safety Catch, Safety Catch, 01 January 2006

Bernabei R, 2006, The Presence of Things, The Presence of Things, 01 January 2006

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Bombai Saphire Design Discovery Award, Bombai Sapphire Design Discovery Award and Exhibition, 01 January 2005

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Evian Lighting Exhibition, Evian Lighting Exhibition, 01 January 2005

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Paperwallpaper, Paperwallpaper, 01 January 2005

Bernabei R; Freeman KL, 2005, Powerhouse Museum Australia Design Award Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum Australia Design Award Exhibition, 01 January 2005

Bernabei R, 2004, Design 2004, Design 2004, 01 January 2004

Bernabei R, 2004, Houses of the Future, Houses of the Future, 01 January 2004

Bernabei R, 2004, Peony Chandelier, Peony Chandelier, 01 January 2004

Bernabei R, 2004, Sydney Style, 01 January 2004

Bernabei R; Mcdermott JR, 1999, Arabesque ceiling light, Art, Design, the process, 01 January 1999

Bernabei R; Mcdermott JR, 1999, Wild Thing floor lamp, 4plus1 Exhibition, 01 January 1999