Luna Sauce Dish by Jiani Zeng and Jillian Qua

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Luna

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Sauce Dish

INSPIRATION:
Our goal was to explore the ways we could connect ourselves to our daily routines and the objects we use and how we treated our meals was an interesting opportunity. Although our lives practically revolve around food, we get so caught up with everything else happening around us that we often do not get to contemplate what we are eating. In examining different stages of eating, the tools we use, and even our favorite foods, we kept coming back to the idea of FLOW. From how curves flowed into one another in our favorite kitchen objects to how conversations flow with good food and the flow of energy back and forth.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Luna is a sauce dish uniquely designed to bring a new phase of mindfulness to your dining experience. Pouring sauce in a steady stream into the Luna dish reveals the phases of the moon, a process that evokes a meditative presence of mind at the start of the meal. Made from maple wood, Luna was purposely hand-shaped at an angle meant for the liquid to flow in a gentle ebb into the different contours of the dish. The raised bottom that tangentially meets the base of the dish was carved at an angle to allow the steady placement of the carrying hand. On the far end of the dish is a subtle curve for a chopstick to rest on it.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
It creates the emotion of meditative calmness. Take a moment to pour the sauce and enjoy the beauty unfold as it gently flows to reveal different phases of the moon.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
November to December 2017 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Material: maple wood Manufacture: CNC, band saw Finishing: sanding, salad bowl finish

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
285mm in length and 42mm in width

TAGS:
Mindful eating, sushi, dining experience, sauce dish

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
We used a combination of clay, foam and wooden models to understand how liquid flows on solid surfaces at various angles. From a visual perspective, we tested different speeds of flowing and the aesthetics and dynamics of various widths, depths and curves. Once we determined the general mechanics of the concept, we began to think about whether the dish called for other kinds of affordances that complemented it: what other food or objects paired with sauces? How do people interact with shallow dishes containing liquids?

CHALLENGE:
We decided that a minimalist design emphasized the most important aspects of our dish, from how the liquid flowed, to a complete visual that gently revealed itself to hold the users attention, and finally to how it feels and engages with the hand and chopsticks. Luna has versatile uses. The flow works very well with viscous sauces such as soy sauce and vinegar, and it can also hold and separate multiple sticky sauces, pastes and spices.

ADDED DATE:
2018-03-29 19:39:59

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Jiani Zeng, Jillian Qua, Saranya Rukmangadhan, Nidhi Sharma and Qi Xiong

IMAGE CREDITS:
Jiani Zeng

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Jiani Zeng, 2018.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.dippingluna.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Integrated Design and Management

PROFILE:
Integrated Design & Management (IDM) is dedicated to enabling the learning and development of extraordinary, innovative leaders who will bring new levels of creativity, vision, and integrity to business and society. Our curriculum combines the inspired, intuitive methods taught in the world’s best design schools, with the systematic, analytical methods of the world’s best engineering and business schools. To achieve balance, the backgrounds of IDM’s student body and faculty are composed of equal parts engineering, business, and design. Through exposure and interaction of these different backgrounds, students learn to appreciate and integrate the value of the other disciplines in their activities. This balanced, integrated approach has been demonstrated time and again to produce new business paradigms, great products, and the creative courage to solve complex, hard-to-define problems. IDM’s core curriculum is taught in the Integrated Design Lab (ID Lab), a design studio environment, where interdisciplinary teams will have dedicated team space to practice the human-centered design process, complete with state-of-the-art tools from 3D printers to robotic arms. In this action-based environment, empathy is generated, trial and error is encouraged, failure is celebrated and the potential for success is realized. IDM resides alongside the MIT System Design and Management program. Graduates earn a master’s of science degree in engineering and management.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Luna Sauce Dish by Jiani Zeng and Jillian Qua is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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Luna Sauce Dish by Jiani Zeng and Jillian Qua is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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