HKDI Eyewear Design Graduates x Big Horn 2017-11-17T03:50:20+00:00

Project Description

HKDI Eyewear Design Graduates  x Big Horn

 

Description:

Our eyes are the windows to our souls, they need protection from the glasses. Same as anything that people wear on their body, it has to be presentable. Five graduates from Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) decided to work on fashionable eyewear. However, as much as the「DesignXcel」team appreciates graduates’ fresh and crazy ideas, sometimes it might be difficult to realise their designs in real life.

Kevin Ching, Creative Director of Big Horn, loves to create chic eyewear to promote his individual style. His profession is to balance fashionable design with production possibility. The「DesignXcel」team spotted the common interest on both the graduates and Kevin, and therefore lined them up for collaborations.

Chan Wai Mau’s eyewear uses materials and form to show the concept that both strength and a soft heart are required to serve justice. While the curves and redwood represent a soft heart, the stainless steel and geometric form represent toughness.  

The structure of Fu Chi Yan’s eyewear is inspired by the beehive. A beehive is a naturally formed habitat structure for the honeybees, which contributes to the internal structure of a densely packed group of hexagonal cells. To represent the beehive structure, folding or grouping will be applied to form a fun 3D model.

Oscar Ng’s idea came from neon billboards of different sizes in Hong Kong. When you look up in the street, the neon lights absolutely make you feel amazing. That is why Oscar finally utilised this signature of Hong Kong – the neon billboards and night view – as the theme and name of his design ‘’Neo.HK.ong’’. The eyewear is made of many metal boxes inspired by the Hong Kong night scenery with neon billboards.

The designs of Nicola Cheung and Enoch Yan share similar ideas of the uniqueness of human beings. Nicola was inspired by the uniqueness of everyone’s DNA. According to official reports, every person is different from another’s DNA for 0.1%, and that determines the differences of all people. Her design shows the special sequence of this 0.1% to remind people that they are always special and unique.

On the other hand, the focus of Enoch Yan lies in the uniqueness of the human brain. He was inspired by the human wisdom, of its ability to predict the future, create new objects and invent new technologies. All the novelties exist thanks to human wisdom and the uniqueness of the human brain.

These eyewear design graduates met with Kevin Ching and presented to him their ideas, they discussed about the details as to how they could proceed to production. Kevin also gave multiple suggestions to them on how to balance their creativity and production in real life.

To test the graduates’ ability to strike a balance between innovation and production requirements, Mings 3D Solutions Limited would sponsor the 3D printing of their eyewear designs.  

眼睛是靈魂之窗,需要眼鏡的保護。眼鏡跟其他穿在身上的東西一樣,外觀十分重要。五位香港知專設計學院的畢業生決心打造美觀時尚的眼鏡,可是《設計列陣》團隊對他們新鮮破格想法的欣賞未必足以讓他們的設計成真。

Big Horn的設計總監程永成喜愛運用時尚的眼鏡推廣他的個人風格,他的專業就是平衡時尚設計與生產可行性,《設計列陣》團隊發現了兩方的共同興趣,便促成了今次協作。

陳衛牟的眼鏡以物料和形狀表達了需要強大的力量和一顆柔軟的心同時並存才能實踐正義。紅木和弧線代表柔軟的心;金屬和幾何形狀則代表剛強。

傅志恩作品的靈感源於蜂巢結構。蜂巢是蜜蜂棲息地,由不同的六邊形天然排列而成。摺疊和排列形成的有趣的立體風格表現出蜂巢概念。

吳家銘的意念源自香港大大小小的霓虹燈箱,入夜後抬頭仰望場面往往使人驚歎,因此吳家銘運用霓虹燈箱與街景這些香港特色,作為作品「危‧虹」的題材和名字。眼鏡受充滿霓虹燈箱的夜景啟發,以多個金屬盒子組成。

張珮滺和甄祐賢的設計對人的獨特性有相似的理念。張珮滺的靈感來自每個人都擁有不同的DNA。根據資料顯示,每一個人的DNA0.1%的差別,這決定了所有人的不同,她的設計可以顯示出那0.1%的不同,表達所有人都是獨一無二的。

另一方面,甄祐賢的重點在於大腦,受人預知未來、製造新事物和發明科技的智慧啟發。這些優越特質全部來自獨特的大腦。

這些眼鏡設計畢業生聯絡了Big Horn的設計總監程永成,展現了他們的意念和商討怎樣落實設計。程永成給予他們平衡時尚設計與生產可行性的意見。

為了測試畢業生們平衡創新和實踐的能力,明仕新科技有限公司會贊助他們眼鏡設計的立體打印。

Design Graduate:

Chan Wai Mau, Nightz | 陳衛牟

Cheung Pui Yan, Nicola | 張珮滺

Fu Chi Yan | 傅志恩

Ng Ka Ming, Oscar | 吳家銘

Yan Yau Yin, Enoch | 甄祐賢

Collaborator:

Wing Fung Optical International Ltd. | Big Horn

榮豐眼鏡國際有限公司 | Big Horn

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

Email:

nightz.chan@gmail.com

nicolacheungpuiyau@gmail.com

yanfu0303@gmail.com

samngkaming524@gmail.com

enoch550@gmail.com

School:

Hong Kong Design Institute | 香港知專設計學院