Time Book Bookend by Yi Tong

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Time Book

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Bookend

INSPIRATION:
Time Book is inspired by Marquez’s novel. The opening of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” is printed on Time Book. It is the beginning of a great novel.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bookends are made by hand-polished crystal glass blocks. Special ink was screen printed on the surface and cured at high temperature. The high density of crystal glass gives them perfect stability when in use. Time Book is minimalistic in terms of function, form and material, it’s like a book-shaped sculpture. The function is clearly presented by its form. The text on the book uses Quinsay Parto typeface designed by Time book’s designer. The “MMXIX” on the book spine is the Roman numeral writing of “2019”.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Time Book can be placed on a desk or a bookshelf. The high density of crystal glass gives them perfect stability when it is used.stability when in use.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2018 and finished in December 2018 in Hangzhou(China), and was exhibited in Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai in February 2019.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Crystal Glass

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
120(l), 55(w), 135(h)mm

TAGS:
Bookend, Book, Glass, Typography, Font

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Bookends are made by hand-polished crystal glass blocks. Special ink was screen printed on the surface and cured at high temperature. The high density of crystal glass gives them perfect stability when in use.

CHALLENGE:
Designers wish to keep their design minimalistic in terms of function, form and material. Time Book is like a book-shaped sculpture. The function is clearly presented by its form.

ADDED DATE:
2020-02-28 10:04:28

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Creative Director:Tong Yi, Product Designer:Tong Yi and Typeface Designer:Tong Yi

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photographe:Wu Wenbin

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Quinsay Design,2019

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.quinsaydesign.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Quinsay

PROFILE:
Quinsay was founded in 2018, their team is based in Hangzhou, China.Their design are highly influenced and inspired by literature and historical events. "I wish to keep my design minimalistic in terms of function, form and material. "Said Tongyi, founder and designer of Quinsay Design. Quinsay strive to design modern products by thoughtful integration with graphical and typeface design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Time Book Bookend by Yi Tong is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Time Book Bookend by Yi Tong is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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