In Asia, many people have the habit of hand washing small clothes on a daily basis. People commonly use a small basin to keep the clothes from touching the sink and also save water used when washing.
When people are traveling, carrying the washing basin is not convenient. Sometimes people have to give up their habits for traveling, but it is this little habits that make our life more elegant. A collapsible basin will enable people to wash their small clothes - as they do at home. The collapsible basin is easy to carry and rigid to hold water. The idea is to value the little habit people do everyday, even during traveling.
Despite the convenience of washing machines, hand washing brings people the feel of a cleaner and more gentle way of washing for small clothes. And after all, it is a habit that tells the story of a culture.
Collapsible basin made from urethane rubber.
The pair of chairs are inspired by the contrast of natural forces. On one side is the calm river slowly adapting to, going around and embracing the environment; The other side is the waterfall, rushing, falling and piercing. Yet they are both going towards the same destination - They keep moving and growing until they meet into the sea.
The chairs have the same dimensions in their height, seat width and seat depth. They are each paired with a foot rest which has the same dimensions. The consistency in forms emphasizes on the contrast in stories.
The designs explores family line of chairs and combination of materials. Rustic steel as a cold material contrast with wood as a warm material. Both materials are in their natural states with no decorations. The steel is unpolished and the wooden seats are whole pieces of wood to elaborate their original beauty. The wood and steel fits together but are separate, giving them their own characters. The chairs are consistent in dimensions and forms to represent a family line look.
Squeezing the bottles before throwing them away in the trash can helps recycling. In doing so, spaces are saved in collecting and transporting the trash. To encourage people to squeeze the empty bottles, the designs explored uneven contours on the surfaces of the bottles which create easy and intuitive guides to for squeezing.
The purpose of this project is to design a lamp for both high volume and low volume productions. The idea is to keep the overall form of the lamp for the two manufacturing methods. In order to adapt to different the different manufacturing processes, the three lamps have different structures in the inner parts.
The lamp design explores the combination and separation of the materials. The plastic connectors and the wood are secured by friction and no glue is applied. The lamp could be taken apart and reassembled. The use of connectors keeps the wood intact to reveal the original beauty of the wood .
The rain slipper is designed to slip onto shoes of any sizes. In a raining day, people don't have to wear a rubber rain shoe all day but can take off the rain slipper when they get to dry places.