Anergy 2017-11-17T03:59:52+00:00

Project Description

Anergy

 

Description:

We all seem to have friends who are super fans of stationery, they have the habit of collecting different types of beautiful and useful stationery anytime and anywhere. The「DesignXcel」has very good news for the stationery lovers, because linked by the team, Sandy Cheng’s final-year project “Anergy” could be developed into a high-end product with the professional assistance of various collaborators including Little Jadeite, Mings 3D Solutions Ltd., Thingzcube 3D Printing Ltd. and Journalize.

The brand name of the pen “Anergy” stands for “anyone with energy”. Its body can be divided into the top, middle and bottom components, corresponding to the communication process of young people from different opinions (distorted square) to conflicts (knots) to consensus (spiral pen nib). As the little trick of shadow projection is incorporated into the pen nib, when tilted towards a certain angle under the light, the word “Anergy” will be projected on the paper as a shadow. This is an attitude she wishes to advocate among the youngsters: to actively discover one’s hidden potential to induce necessary changes.

As Mings 3D and Thingzcube were working on an upgraded version of Anergy’s 3D modelling and its technical details, the pen nib gave them quite a headache as currently there is no glass lasering technique yet. Major improvements suggested by the fine stationery retail store Journalize included the mortise and tenon mechanism for the nib and a soft buffer to be inserted within the nib structure to avoid prolonged friction. Sandy was also supported by Little Jadeite to explore possibilities to refine her pen with other challenging materials such as jadeite from Myanmar, in an attempt to further improve the appearance of the pen and its nib design. As jadeite is a material that becomes smoother and shinier with prolonged usage, hand-making the pen with jadeite for daily use will reinforce Anergy’s theme of communication.

相信大家身邊總會有個文具控,喜歡隨時隨地收集各種可愛又實用的文具,旅行時也總忍不住想到各地的文具店逛逛。《設計列陣》有好消息帶給文具控,團隊將支持鄭明珊將她的畢業創作發展成高檔產品,更有小玉舍、明仕新科技有限公司、形方三維打印有限公司和文簿具社的專業協助。

「Anergy」代表「anyone with energy」,意指所有有能量的人。這個品牌的筆可分為上、中、下三部份,就像年輕人溝通過程中由意見分岐(扭曲的方形)到沖突(結)再到共識(螺旋筆尖)三個階段。筆尖巧妙的設計會在特定角度將文字投影在紙上,包含着鄭明珊提倡的態度:努力發掘潛能、作必要的改變。

當明仕和形方製作Anergy的升級版產品時,遇到了技術細節的困難,不能用玻璃激光技術處理筆尖。然而精品文具店文簿具社的寶貴建議大大改善了設計,筆尖加入榫眼和榫頭機關,再配上軟墊,避免了長時間摩擦。接着,小玉舍的團隊協助提升鄭明珊的作品,用上緬甸翡翠玉石物料和進一步改良筆的外形和筆尖榫合設計。由於玉石是愈用愈潤和有光澤的物材,以玉石人手造筆,恆常使用,更能突顯Anergy的溝通主題。

Design Graduate:

Cheng Ming Shan, Sandy | 鄭明珊

Collaborator:

Journalize | 文簿具社

Little Jadeite | 小玉舍

Mings 3D Solutions Limited | 明仕新科技有限公司

Thingzcube 3D Printing Ltd. | 形方三維打印有限公司

Email:

chengmingshan@gmail.com

School:

Product | Hong Kong Design Institute | 香港知專設計學院