Everything begins with a statement that how light fixture design should never be only attaching lightbulbs to forms. “P-lus“ interpreted this metaphor in a literal way, exists as a light fixture separating the form and the lightbulbs, becoming functional when the user attach these two together. The design process explored the modularity in both design and user experience. By reducing the number of different parts in this product the design becomes absolutely simple and economic. separating parts also makes the product flexible as the user can decide how many lights are desired in different time of a day, and when to replace broken parts.
Research of the project was based on the idea of modularity. Both lighting fixtures and non-lighting products have been researched in order to develop a better understanding of the concept.
Sketch models have been performed around the polyester fiber material
the functioning prototype (left) and the final model (right)
"KURV" is an Armchair designed based on the market and user research of ergonomics. Visually it builds the steel bracket backrest on the traditional wooden chair body, to give a soft touch of the wood and a slightly flexible but sound back support.
Market research has been conducted on different types of chair in lounging situations, special attention has been drawn to different gestures and different back heights.
All sketch models were following one medium-height seat and low-height back side profile, which is the decision of careful ergonomic study.
Hardwood pieces are joined with standard size hardware.
Steam bending technique has been applied to the subtle curve of the backrest.
This is a form exercise adapted from Rowena Reed Kostellow's space and form ideology that explores the possibility of expressing the gesture, movement and the speed of the form by not only the surface on the form itself but also the space that goes around the form. The final body is carefully considered to guide the movement of both positive and negative space. Through this deep exploration of form and space, I feel much more confident in adapting sophisticated choice in designing objects.
Many sketch models have been developed in clay before making the final decision.
"ACU" is a small collection of four brass cufflets. each piece expresses a specific accent using the unique language of the line and plane elements in the design. this project combines the 3-D form and space concept with the basic jewelry crafting techniques.