Thesis Weekly Blog Post #1 (Annotated Image Dairy)


 “The New Old Divider.” Yatzer, Best of Milan Design Week 2015, www.yatzer.com/best-of-milan-design-week-2015/slideshow/77. by KIMU LAB (Hsiao-chun Ketty Shih, Ting-wei Alex Yeh, Yi-hsien Kelly Lin)   This screen design has Chinese cultural influence in it. Combining traditional Chinese folding paper fan with linear rectangle frames, two ordinary items have made an extraordinary contemporary design. Interestingly, small holes have been carefully considered in the design. This important detail elevates the elegance and transparency of the screen.

“The New Old Divider.” Yatzer, Best of Milan Design Week 2015, www.yatzer.com/best-of-milan-design-week-2015/slideshow/77. by KIMU LAB (Hsiao-chun Ketty Shih, Ting-wei Alex Yeh, Yi-hsien Kelly Lin)

This screen design has Chinese cultural influence in it. Combining traditional Chinese folding paper fan with linear rectangle frames, two ordinary items have made an extraordinary contemporary design. Interestingly, small holes have been carefully considered in the design. This important detail elevates the elegance and transparency of the screen.

 
 “WU.” Flickr, The Earth Awards, Sept. 2009, www.flickr.com/photos/theearthawards/4812723071/in/photostream/. WU” is a lamp made of rice paper and bamboo to express a Chinese philosophy. “You” (something) and “Wu” (nothing) are dialectical themes in Laotzu’s theory. It allows the user to create the lamp shade freely on the basis of a bamboo framework. It is made out of bamboo sticks and covered by traditional rice paper.   This elegant light design mimics the form of a natural lotus leaf. The light frame is made of bamboo, and it is covered by traditional rice paper. Its pure natural material selection makes me feeling grounded and safe. The whole design brings serenity and comfort to the environment.

“WU.” Flickr, The Earth Awards, Sept. 2009, www.flickr.com/photos/theearthawards/4812723071/in/photostream/. WU” is a lamp made of rice paper and bamboo to express a Chinese philosophy. “You” (something) and “Wu” (nothing) are dialectical themes in Laotzu’s theory. It allows the user to create the lamp shade freely on the basis of a bamboo framework. It is made out of bamboo sticks and covered by traditional rice paper.

This elegant light design mimics the form of a natural lotus leaf. The light frame is made of bamboo, and it is covered by traditional rice paper. Its pure natural material selection makes me feeling grounded and safe. The whole design brings serenity and comfort to the environment.

 
 Wang, Shixue. “Disappearing Great Roof.” Designboom, LG Display OLED Design Competition 2016, 21 Nov. 2016, www.designboom.com/project/disappearing-great-roof/. by Liang ChenWang ShixueZhang YongqiangZhang Meng from korea   The lighting installation is implemented with traditional Chinese architecture. The designer creatively uses LED lights to represent roof tiles which greatly emphasis the nucleus of the idea of the great roof. The repetitive linear sticks compose an interesting structure. It makes me imagine a construction site, and it is repairing, building or rescuing the disappearing great roof.

Wang, Shixue. “Disappearing Great Roof.” Designboom, LG Display OLED Design Competition 2016, 21 Nov. 2016, www.designboom.com/project/disappearing-great-roof/. by Liang ChenWang ShixueZhang YongqiangZhang Meng from korea

The lighting installation is implemented with traditional Chinese architecture. The designer creatively uses LED lights to represent roof tiles which greatly emphasis the nucleus of the idea of the great roof. The repetitive linear sticks compose an interesting structure. It makes me imagine a construction site, and it is repairing, building or rescuing the disappearing great roof.

 
 “LEAF.” Heathfield & Co., LUUM, Feb. 2018, heathfield.co.uk/installation/view/leaf/#.W5mdO0VKjUY. By LUUM   The individual of circular patterned panels has made me recall a old object: Pushan which is made of cattail leaves. It is a great example of creating resonance between the audience and the designer. This particular design has brought out many beautiful childhood memories from me. In addition, the repetitive panels are oriented in a thoughtful composition which gives balance in its chaos.

“LEAF.” Heathfield & Co., LUUM, Feb. 2018, heathfield.co.uk/installation/view/leaf/#.W5mdO0VKjUY. By LUUM

The individual of circular patterned panels has made me recall a old object: Pushan which is made of cattail leaves. It is a great example of creating resonance between the audience and the designer. This particular design has brought out many beautiful childhood memories from me. In addition, the repetitive panels are oriented in a thoughtful composition which gives balance in its chaos.

 
 Shen, Baohong. “Small Wide Chair.” Moodboardmix, Tumblr, 2016, moodboardmix.tumblr.com/post/130120780621/small-wide-chair-by-shen-baohong-u-furniture-wdh.   The chair design is inspired by traditional Chinese Ming style chair. Outstandingly, its simplicity and elegance has reflected the cutting edge of contemporary design. This design perfectly created conversation between the history and the modern people.

Shen, Baohong. “Small Wide Chair.” Moodboardmix, Tumblr, 2016, moodboardmix.tumblr.com/post/130120780621/small-wide-chair-by-shen-baohong-u-furniture-wdh.

The chair design is inspired by traditional Chinese Ming style chair. Outstandingly, its simplicity and elegance has reflected the cutting edge of contemporary design. This design perfectly created conversation between the history and the modern people.

 
 Yen, Ian. “‘Float’ Tea Set.” Designboom, Designboom, 18 Aug. 2017, www.designboom.com/design/ian-yen-rethinks-chinese-tea-culture-philosophy-shape-float-tea-set-08-18-2017/.   “It moves” was my first impression to this Float tea set. Sliced tea cup design make me feel like there is a melody whispering in the back ground. This tea set is just like floating on a murmuring river, bringing a leisure and relaxed mood to me.

Yen, Ian. “‘Float’ Tea Set.” Designboom, Designboom, 18 Aug. 2017, www.designboom.com/design/ian-yen-rethinks-chinese-tea-culture-philosophy-shape-float-tea-set-08-18-2017/.

“It moves” was my first impression to this Float tea set. Sliced tea cup design make me feel like there is a melody whispering in the back ground. This tea set is just like floating on a murmuring river, bringing a leisure and relaxed mood to me.

 
 Chen, Ming. “Hangzhou Stool.” Designboom, Designboom, 10 Apr. 2013, www.designboom.com/design/hangzhou-stool/.   The stool not only has a very unique form, but an interesting material application. It is made of many layers of bamboo veneers. The displacements between the veneer layers creates an amazingly transparent design. More importantly, the spaces between layer could be compressed and creates the comfortable seating area.

Chen, Ming. “Hangzhou Stool.” Designboom, Designboom, 10 Apr. 2013, www.designboom.com/design/hangzhou-stool/.

The stool not only has a very unique form, but an interesting material application. It is made of many layers of bamboo veneers. The displacements between the veneer layers creates an amazingly transparent design. More importantly, the spaces between layer could be compressed and creates the comfortable seating area.

 
 Kobayashi, Yuri. “-Sui-.” New Work by Faculty 2016, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 16 Sept. 2016, www.woodschool.org/wood-school-gallery/archived-exhibitions/61-messler-gallery/exhibitions/711-new-work-by-faculty-2017.   This design makes me feel comfortable and organized. I really enjoy appreciate design that has very simple organic form but takes extreme experience and skill to accomplish the result. Linear elements on this design provides lightness, and solid table top brings the functionality. The idea of transition from light to heavy, from transparent to solid is stunning. This is an example of my ultimate goal.

Kobayashi, Yuri. “-Sui-.” New Work by Faculty 2016, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 16 Sept. 2016, www.woodschool.org/wood-school-gallery/archived-exhibitions/61-messler-gallery/exhibitions/711-new-work-by-faculty-2017.

This design makes me feel comfortable and organized. I really enjoy appreciate design that has very simple organic form but takes extreme experience and skill to accomplish the result. Linear elements on this design provides lightness, and solid table top brings the functionality. The idea of transition from light to heavy, from transparent to solid is stunning. This is an example of my ultimate goal.

 
 “Easy Chair.” Archiproduct, Genny, www.archiproducts.com/en/products/morelato/ash-easy-chair-with-armrests-genny-easy-chair_127622. Design by Centro Ricerche MAAM   I really like the dynamic form of this chair design. A continuous arm back rest connects all the spindles together. A horizontal stretcher receives spindles come from different angles. The interesting composition of its linear elements together create a compelling focal point and an echo in eye movement.

“Easy Chair.” Archiproduct, Genny, www.archiproducts.com/en/products/morelato/ash-easy-chair-with-armrests-genny-easy-chair_127622. Design by Centro Ricerche MAAM

I really like the dynamic form of this chair design. A continuous arm back rest connects all the spindles together. A horizontal stretcher receives spindles come from different angles. The interesting composition of its linear elements together create a compelling focal point and an echo in eye movement.

 
 Hwa, Bae se. “Steam 11.” Designboom, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Gallery, 22 Mar. 2014, www.designboom.com/design/korean-contemporary-furniture-design-bae-se-hwa-03-22-2014/.   Similar to the -Sui- table, the idea of transition from solid to transparent and back to solid is very attractive. Its organic form is very inviting, and it looks very comfortable. However, the design itself makes me feel a little bit retro and off track of idea of contemporary design.

Hwa, Bae se. “Steam 11.” Designboom, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Gallery, 22 Mar. 2014, www.designboom.com/design/korean-contemporary-furniture-design-bae-se-hwa-03-22-2014/.

Similar to the -Sui- table, the idea of transition from solid to transparent and back to solid is very attractive. Its organic form is very inviting, and it looks very comfortable. However, the design itself makes me feel a little bit retro and off track of idea of contemporary design.

 
 NESTEDNY. “Noah Drinks Cabinet.” Dering Hall, NESTEDNY, 2018, deringhall.com/noah-drinks-cabinet.   The indent area reminds me the traditional Chinese bronze door latches. Historically, circular latch plates are often used on cabinet doors like this. The central circular indent has angle edge all the way around, which simply functions as door handle. The door curls with a small angle which infuses some playfulness to this design. Additionally, blackened solid wood provides very graphic and contemporary look to the surface. These interesting and subtle details make the cabinet stands out.

NESTEDNY. “Noah Drinks Cabinet.” Dering Hall, NESTEDNY, 2018, deringhall.com/noah-drinks-cabinet.

The indent area reminds me the traditional Chinese bronze door latches. Historically, circular latch plates are often used on cabinet doors like this. The central circular indent has angle edge all the way around, which simply functions as door handle. The door curls with a small angle which infuses some playfulness to this design. Additionally, blackened solid wood provides very graphic and contemporary look to the surface. These interesting and subtle details make the cabinet stands out.