Hé is inspired by the Twin cup that is used by the indigenous tribe in Taiwan. It is a cup they used to share wine with each other during festivities, to promote fellowships among the people.
The choice of material also represent how the Hans and Indigenous in Taiwan come together as one.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A stool designed for gatherings in a small living environment.
The concept involves two inter-connecting stools that allows two people to be seated comfortably close together, and this proximity creates a closer bond between them. This will enhance fellowship and togetherness during a gathering event. When not in use, this inter-connecting stools will smoothly slide together into one; saving space and creating a single stool that blends two different materials seamllessly into its defined form.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The stool can be extend by simply pulling it apart for a 2nd sit and pushing it together to make it in to a single stool or side table.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project started with a 10 days ethnographic product design research trip in Taiwan during Sep 2014 and Finish in Nov 2014 in Singapore.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The material of the product is made of wood such as Ash, Oak or Pine.
CNC to shape the profiles of each layers .
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
450W x 350D x 500H (Closed)
800W x 350D x 500H (Open)
Stool, Taiwan, Multipurpose
A 10 days Ethnographic Research was done in Taiwan to understand their different culture and values. The research includes interviewing, observing, interacting with the people of the Hans Chinese and Indigenous from Taiwan to understand what are the different and common values they share, lifestyle, art and culture.
Using the result and research of the found values to translate it in to furniture to solve a modern problem we face in the current society.
Trying to sync the 3 different background in to the furniture so that they are able to related easily.
Getting the structure and mechanism to work and be hidden to the form is the 2nd challenge faced in this project
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Lee Teng Sheng Jason, 2016.