The project is set to challenge the automatic and habitual reaction to our everyday object’s forms and functions by re-examining aspects of the domestic environment, with a particular focus on the surface.
The unconventional form deviate from convention by introduce unfamiliar patterns of usability, which require the user to readjust their expectations and invoke encounters to find a way to relate to them in a personal and unique way.
This idea expressed through a system that consist of three basic component groups: base metal frame that will hold the mesh boxes with a series of multi-purpose accessories. The system suggesting a catalogue of possibilities to be explored by grouping or rotating the mesh boxes according to one’s own needs.
The landscape of gridded surfaces and translucent volumes offer a versatile alternative to the often expansive, static planes of archetypical furniture.
Photo and Film credit: www.ianbartlett.com
Grid System by Ying Chang
Cork Thermal Carafe
Cork thermal carafe has been selected for 'Hay talent award' finalist. It will be exhibited at Formland in Herning, Denmark on August 14-17 2014.
1 litre fluid capacity
Double Insulated with concealed air space and cork
Drink-filling temperature ±90ºc, keep liquid at drinking temperature at ±60ºc up to 6 hours.
The cork thermal carafe is a double walled liquid container. It is insulated with concealed air space and cork with a subsequently lighter weight. It can keep hot or cold drinks at a consistent temperature for hours, which can be used for all types of beverages as well as for decanting and serving wine. It is ideal drink server for in or out door for social event. It creates a talking point for social gathering.
The idea is to use sustainable, renewable and thermally insulating agglomerated cork to create a low tech, durable beverage server, which will use a lot less energy and low carbon to produce than conventional thermal flasks. It has vacuum flask’s performance with a more pleasing appearance and greater life spans than common double walled glass flasks.
The shape of the vessel is inspired by ancient Rome amphora, which is often associated with celebration and enjoyments.
In this experiment, I chose cement
as base material because of my attraction to concrete’s contemporary aesthetic.
I wanted to create a lightweight concrete product for domestic environments while
still retaining its high compressive strength and durability.
Through exploring the notions
of fragile- rigidity, I carried out various experiments; From testing methods
of mixing and moulding cement to using different lightweight reinforcement materials
like fabric mesh, cotton thread and foam. The result illustrating both force
and support, demonstrating tensions between resistance and collapse, weight and
'Sketch Objects’ is an experiment with the paper using various layering, folding and moulding techniques.
Through using these methods, an unstable material become stable and flexible to create any shapes and forms.
The wrinkled, torn and creased surfaces, rippled edged, expressing the physical sensations and poetic associations that the objects arouse.
The thought provoking ‘sketch objects’ heighten viewer’s curiosity and challenge the perception of value.