Connection 2017-11-17T07:12:36+00:00

Project Description

Connection

 

Description:

The final-year project of Dawn Yan is called “Connection”. She hopes to create a simple public chair that can enhance interpersonal connection while also creating personal spaces in public facilities, so that the community can be connected flexibly.

The design is inspired by the seats on Star Ferry. Seats arranged in splayed shape allow people to sit besides or opposite to each other. Sitting side by side facilitates communication while opposite sitting  bears a partition function. Users may enjoy personal spaces in the public areas.

The「DesignXcel」team is aware that final-year projects are increasingly sensitive to public affairs and wants to find the graduates like-minded partners. A member of the Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Trade Association (HKF&DA), Profilia of West Germany (Far East) Ltd. appreciated the graduate’s care for the community and decided to guide and help her produce this chair. In fact, the graduate was yet to consider the feasibility of design and difficulty of production. Profilia supported these areas with its professional knowledge.

The seats and the connected parts are installed independently so that configuration may vary according to space and occasion. User may decide their level of interpersonal communication or personal space in different configurations. Visitors of the「DesignXcel」exhibition may try out the different types of spaces.

甄丹鳳的畢業作品名為「Connection」,她希望創造一個簡單的公共座椅,在公共設施中創造個人空間的同時又可以加強人與人的聯繫,靈活多變地聯繫社區。

 

設計靈感主要源於天星小輪座位,前後移動的座椅和採用「八」字型座位,讓座位上的人形成相反或相鄰的坐姿。鄰近的坐姿方便與身邊的人溝通,而相反的坐姿有劃分區域的作用,讓用家在公共空間能有自己專屬的空間。

 

《設計列陣》團隊觀察到畢業生的作品越來越多關心社區時事,希望為他們找來志同道合的伙伴。寶富麗是香港傢俬裝飾廠商總會的會員,十分欣賞畢業生關心社區的理念,決定指導和協助畢業生製作這件公共空間座椅的設計。畢業生的設計其實還沒有考量到製作的可行性和難度,寶富麗便提供如何製作的方向和專業知識。

 

座椅和相連的環境部份是獨立組裝的,可根據空間或場合的需要進行不同設置。通過不同形式的長椅佈局讓用家可以選擇與人溝通交流或擁有個人空間,在《設計列陣》展覽時可以為參觀者提供不同空間選擇。

Design Graduate:

Yan Tan Fung, Dawn | 甄丹鳳

Collaborator:

Profilia of West Germany (Far East) Ltd. | 西德寶富麗(遠東)有限公司

Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Trade Association | 香港傢俬裝飾廠商總會

 

School:

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