Hand cut to precise measurement, scored, folded and finally joint by joints inserted into each other.
A collection of table lights inspired by the play of lightness and balance.
Materials used : Copper + Aluminium
Gnusel is a potato masher that was inspired by the timeless mortar and pestle. The mortar and pestle is iconic. It is simple, and has this quality in weight that is needed in the mashing of the ingredients.
The Gnusel has a pestle and a scraper that aids in mixing the ingredients while mashing. It is a kitchen tool which was also inspired to bring about a fun and playful movement while preparing food, enhancing the whole experience altogether when using it.
A minimalist desk clock that allows for storage of small items.
Losing yourself in mobility
The future of work is changing. Due to the increased globalization and technological advancements, location of the workspace has diminished in importance. Working on the go, or rather anywhere is becoming a norm in the society.
Although the notion of having more autonomy and flexibility in choosing where and when to work might seem enticing, we tend to forget about the banes mobility brings about. Mobility has caused us to lose ourselves along the way. Mobility has contributed to our professional lives bleeding into our family and private lives. Mobility has tethered us to our mobile devices. Mobility has eradicated the presence of the workspace. Mobility has caused us to be lonely souls.
Today, we will be presenting to you a commentary on mobile workspaces, highlighting the prevalent issues mobile workers face when in constant movement from location to location.
It is difficult to draw the lines of work and life when work has become more global and fluid for mobile workers. And because availability and responsiveness are pivotal in business, a back-and-forth toggling between life and work happens constantly. It is not surprising these time-pressed knowledge workers find it a challenge to toggle between work and rest.
Mobile workers are overly dependent on technology to complete their work on the go. They have become slaves and their lives are being controlled. In order for their devices to be powered, mobile workers will literally bend over backwards to reach for the power source.
The presence of the workspace is eradicated, creating the scenario of a mobile worker working only on the bare minimum platform provided. The stark contrast between the skeletal structure and the small surface signifies the lost of connection both physically and emotionally to the elements provided in a normal office setting that they can call ‘theirs’.
The chair requires two people to stay seated because the movement of one directly affects the person on the opposite side. The mobile worker will realize that it is impossible to keep the balance alone. The piece aims to amplify the loneliness of a mobile worker and the need for the presence of others.
A fine dining vacuum cleaner.
To design a vacuum that exudes elegance, while being a humblr and modest servant of the waiter.
We looked at the waiter, we studied what he wears, his gestures, how he handles his equipment. We also looked at the table setting, the cutleries on the table, the other equipment the waiter would use and ultimately, our main source of inspiration, the current crumb sweeper.
With these in mind, we worked on the design for the vacuum cleaner for the fine dining setting.
Stic is an innovative yet simple solution to the everyday cleaning of
With the cleaning accessories Integrated into a laptop stand, it blends in nicely to the desktop eco-system, making cleaning more accessible and convenient.
A corkscrew designed for a fine-dining restaurant.
This corkscrew has a concealed worm and sharp tip. It is a single piece with no moving parts and is tapered to allow better grip when pulling the cork out. It has a flat bottom so that the opener can stand on its own.
Its cylindrical shape provides affordance to twist the opener and screw it into the cork.
Its clean form so as to be unobtrusive on the dining table. Elegant to be harmonious with the wine bottle.
All that was required to activate the Kallang Wave was the initiation of a few people and in some cases, by just one individual. Once triggered, the Kallang Wave spreads rapidly, sparking off a rush of anticipation, excitement and desire in all present to participate in it and keep the wave in continuous motion.
The exhilaration generated by this collective involvement of everyone present connected everyone from all parts of the stadium, be it the Grandstand or the gallery, and unified all that participated in it together in harmony. This concept of a singular trigger, translated into a cumulative visual display is similarly seen in this work, taken from the benches of the National Stadium itself, which can be triggered to replicate this truly Singaporean experience
A study of different settings in Singapore, our group chose to focus on the underground linkway connecting the Esplanade to the mrt station and also to other nearby malls.
Our concept was to create invincible boundaries and to open up the space by redesigning the ceilings and walls of the undergroud area.
After much research and analysis of human behaviour and the interaction of the users of the space, we finally settled on our final design of the pop-up ceiling lights to create the boundaries and also the interactive walls which illuminate more, with increased activity in the premises.
In this project, my group worked together with the Housing Development Board of Singapore to design for the elderly.
Our design brief : Encouraging good mental and physical health for the elderly by extending the boundaries of their home to allow for pleasurable and meaningful experience.
We designed new public furniture specially for the elderly population, the door and window grills to allow the elderly to interact with each other easily and also restpoints along the stairs functioning as a grip and also rest stops for them to rest and enjoy the view from the stairwell.
Working close with Nestle, our aim was to design a sustainable packaging for the the world famous Nescafe Gold coffee.
We came up with a timeline of new systems and designs, and ultimately a new refill pack and system to make coffee drinking more sustainable.