The inspiration was the Tingkop baskets used to store food produced by the Tagbanwa or Tagbanua, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Philippines and they can be mainly found in the central and northern Palawan.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Powder coated metal was used as frame and PE plastic for weaving so it can be used for as outdoor stool and storage.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Conceptualization started September 2013. Prototyping began in October 2013 and it will be exhibited at Maison Asia Singapore March 10-13, 2014.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
All the materials used are locally sourced and the weaving technique is familiar to the original basket used by the Tagbanwa.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
343mm Diameter X 527mm Height
Stool, outdoor, storage, weaving, plastic, traditional, Filipino, Asian
It was important that the weaving patterns by the Tagbanwa were very similar. Although the original material used for basket was palm leaves which made it easy for weaving but with the use of PE plastic the weave was combined with some modern patterns like hounds tooth and chevron pattern to give it a contemporary look. The shape is very similar to the original baskets.
Making sure that the shape of the basket is adopted and that proportion to a stool is precise. The intricacy of the weave was a challenge and the use of the right colors is important.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Design Assistant: Lawrence Pontillas
Ito Kish, 2013.