2644 Red Rice
1983ASIA researches the spiritual belief and religion of local Mosuo, and selects and refines for redesign from the ethnic origin culture, at the same time, it also adopts fresh new material to interpret the package of 2644 red rice. Red transparent-sensed outer box with mountain style highlights the appearance or red rice while birthing and also means to transfer Mosuo culture gene to the future and exhibits the repeated life cycle of Mosuo returning to nature.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
2644 red rice is traditional highland grain specie, growing on basin near Lugu Lake with the altitude of 2644 m and it is necessary for Mosuo for thousands of years. The slow growth speed and extremely low output determines the preciousness of highland red rice. This design is the package design made for promoting the ancient grain.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
In terms of composition, we broke through the combination method of traditional patterns in the Mosuo’s origin culture, redesigned with the modern deconstruction technique, and integrated Lion Mountain on Yunnan highland, the origin of red rice, into the modle on the outer packaging box of red rice. The recyclable outer packaging box is also consistent with the recycling concept in Mosuo culture. We need to think about how to continue Mosuo culture in the process of design.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
2016 in Yunnan China
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PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Mosuo nationality is one of the world's rare matriclans. Its spiritual beliefs and totem worship are both related to the origin culture. We captured this feature, refined the ancient totem into the unique visual image of 2644 red rice. In order to make the package completely consistent with the creative concept, we tried to use the new packaging carrier to interpret. The designer ground in the factory for many times. Finally, the recyclable red transparent outer box was formed.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Transparent acrylic material
Package design, totem, food, red, transparent, Mosuo, minority, traditional culture, Asian design
Mosuo origion culture
Mosuo origin culture, one of the only remaining matriarchal societies, is rich and colorful. It is the treasure of human hidden in remote areas. The designer should not only play the role of archaeological team staff, but also share the results with the world. So we designed the red rice on the highland with modern technique, so that everybody could enjoy it.
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Yao, Susu, Feng Liang and Xiang Si