Flexible Furniture in Urban Living 2017-11-17T03:45:55+00:00

Project Description

Flexible Furniture in Urban Living

 

Description:

The “snail homes” (partitioned flats) of Hong Kong people are world-famous. Tailor-made furniture is essential for flexible use of space, but bespoke furniture is more costly. When one moves houses, these furniture pieces would not even fit the new flat. Not only are money and time wasted, landfills will also be burdened. This has thus become an unfriendly practice to the environment.

In response to the above observations, the design graduate Chan Pak Ho designed furniture with the concept of high flexibility. A set of household system was created in different sizes to fit flats of different sizes, regardless of them being square, rectangular or diamond in shape.

Since its preparatory stage, the「DesignXcel」team had met with the Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Trade Association (HKF&DA) and proposed the idea of collaboration. Collaborations between design graduates and furniture brands would foster connections between the graduates and the industry, hence providing the industry with creativity and imagination.

HKF&DA and Joineur Family Store Limited are big fans of Chan’s idea as the work suits Hong Kong’s environment and helps reduce waste at the same time. Both parties from the industry and the graduate started to make the design happen, yet it has been a challenging task since both dimension and functionality have to be considered.

香港人的「蝸居」世界聞名,靈活運用空間需要有度身訂製的傢俬。但訂製的成本較貴,而當搬遷時,這些傢俬或者已經沒法放進另一個單位內,浪費金錢和時間,又增加對堆田區的負擔,非常不環保。

基於以上的觀察,畢業生陳栢豪的設計以靈活性高的傢俬為理念,製作一套組合式家居系統,不同大小的組合可以放到不同大小的家居,不管是正方形或鑽石形的單位都可以運用到。

《設計列陣》在籌備階段已經和香港傢俬裝飾廠商總會會面,提出協作的主題,設計畢業生和傢俬品牌的協作有助畢業生與業界接軌,為業界提供創意和想像力。

香港傢俬裝飾廠商總會和木作坊對陳栢豪的構思非常認同,作品既符合香港環境,而且又可以減少浪費。雙方開始合作將設計轉化成實物,尺寸的大小和功能性都需要考慮周誼,是一個充滿挑戰性的設計。

Design Graduate:

Chan Pak Ho | 陳栢豪

Collaborator:

Joineur Family Store Limited | 木作坊家品有限公司

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

Email:

edmondchanpakho@gmail.com

School:

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