Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Island

Island glass was inspired by Korean islands, Dokdo and Ulleungdo. The inspiration came from the bottom of the glass after viewing the flipped-down soju glass on the table. Soju is the most popular Korean liquor. The glass shape consists of a streamline based on the shape of the Korean language at the bottom of the glass. The shape engraves an image of a floating island on the ocean when the Island Glass is displayed. The material consists of an unleaded crystal that expresses clear texture and delicate details and at the same time manufactured harmlessly to the human body and environment.

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Hydration Platform

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Dengo

The design is inspired by the origin of Dengo's cacao – the heart of the Atlantic Forest in Bahia, Brazil. The cacao is harvested in cabruca, a traditional agroforestry and forest-positive system. In an effort to inspire, create brand recognition and convey the brand's message to the consumer, the designers turned the chocolate bar into a sculpture that represents some of the surrounding elements, such as dry leaves on the ground, foliage of the tall trees that provide beautiful play of light and shadow, and a variety of seeds.

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Pastoco

This pie chart plate enables fresh couples to grasp how well balanced their foods are roughly, without weighing foods or counting the nutritional value. The team targeted fresh couples for this plate. They tend to eat unhealthily in their new married life. Because the new life with partner enhances appetite. At the same time, they don’t want to trouble each other to care about their foods too much. To solve the problems, the team aimed to balance controlling their diet easily with enjoying to eat. And they achieved it getting inspiration from pie chart, the symbol of balance visualization.

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Plycelain

Plycelain -a term coined by Yuting Chang combining plywood and porcelain- is a collection of multilayered slip casting drinkware. Chang creates a contemporary version of blue and white ware through applying slip casting, the mass-production technique of ceramics. By adapting the process of slip casting, layers form, and subtle blue lines are exposed on the cut surfaces, which emphasize the beautiful relationship between assembled parts.

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Attimo

Attimo (meaning "moment") tea set is made of first-class thin-walled bone china. The metaphor of the shape of objects is a stopped moment of time. The handle-stone falls on the smooth surface of the porcelain, and creates "circles on the water" running along the object. So every touch for the handle is a touch for frozen time. This complex asymmetric shape of the service items is especially difficult when implemented in porcelain. However, the use of the hollow handle technique, proactive correction of firing deformations, made it possible to achieve an ideal geometry.

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