Hong Kong’s Cabinet of Craft Curiosities | 香港工藝珍奇櫃 2017-09-12T15:13:07+00:00

Project Description

Hong Kong’s Cabinet of Craft Curiosities | 香港工藝珍奇櫃

 

Description:

Prompted by the research of “Made in Hong Kong” in the context of craftsmanship, Carrie Yung has brought the craftsman’s sensibilities to the next level with her final-year project “The Cabinet of Curiosities”. The environmental and interior design graduate innovated a way to spatialise the needs and creativity through individualised handmade resin tiles created from broken or discarded materials.

The「DesignXcel」collaborator Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA) agreed to partner Carrie to develop a new project, as they appreciate her principle to alter, redefine and relocate broken materials to restore the collection of memories associated with them. Very much like the semi-precious stones and gems, each of them is unique in their own way as they stand the test of time to appear as they are today. Such processes and history is mirrored in the multiple layers and textures of both the gemstones and craftsmanship that hopefully will penetrate into the future of the Anthropocene.

Convinced by the「DesignXcel」team, HKJJA was happy to walk Carrie through their resourceful storage of gem stone samples in Hung Hom, where she could select up to a considerable amount of styles to replace the white porcelain fragments and extend her existing Cabinet collection of Resin Tile Design to cover the new Gem-Resin Tile Design. Having crafted and explored resin tiles for some time, Carrie believes by inserting residue gemstones into the tiles, she could presents the handmade tiles as an amusing differentiative interior element for the flooring of her own accessory retail store PamyCarie.

The incorporation of residue gems and the collaboration itself both embody the Hong Kong cross-industry possibilities with upcycled or wasted production materials to fight against the homogeneity and standardisation of building material products. The extended Gem-Resin Tile collection will be showcased at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair under the pavilion of Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers‘ Association (HKJMA), before being eventually fixed as part of Pamycarie’s store flooring.

受「香港製造」於工藝技術上的研究報告影響,設計畢業生容逸揚在她的畢業作品「香港工藝珍奇櫃」中把傳統工匠之美推上另一層次。作為環境及室內設計係畢業生的容同學通過使用一個個獨立的手制樹脂瓷磚,嶄新地以空間呈現工匠的需要和創意。

《設計列陣》團隊的合作商「香港珠寶玉石廠商會」基於欣賞容同學改變、重新定義和重置破碎物料以修復與他們息息相關的回憶系列,廠商會同意夥拍容同學發展新項目。與半寶石和寶石相似,每一塊瓷磚都有它們的獨特性,經過時間的千錘百煉而形成今天的形態。如此複雜的過程和歷史都反映在它們層層疊疊的層次、寶石質感和工藝上。而此等特質容同學都希望能流傳在人類世的歷史上。

受到《設計列陣》團隊所打動,「香港珠寶玉石廠商會」為容同學介紹了他們在紅磡的寶石樣板資源收藏,以供她選取一定數量的寶石來取代白色陶瓷片的部分,以延伸她已有的設計系列,令系列能覆蓋嶄新的樹脂寶石瓷磚設計。在雕琢和研究樹脂瓷磚一段時間後,容同學相信加入寶石碎片於瓷磚中能令她的手制瓷磚成為她的飾品店PamyCarrie的獨特地板元素。

其實,於項目中融合寶石碎片以及此合作本身,已充分體現香港跨工業界別的合作可能性。除此而外,使用升級再造和回收物料則是對香港現有傾向使用過於同質化室內設計物料的吶喊。其新加入的寶石樹脂瓷磚在成為Pamycarie的店舖室內設計用料前,將會率先於「香港珠寶製造業廠商會」的香港珠寶首飾展覽會在中展出。

Design Graduate:

Yung Yat Yeung, Carrie | 容逸揚

Collaborator:

Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association | 香港珠寶玉石廠商會

Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers‘ Association | 香港珠寶製造業廠商會

Email:

yyycarrie@gmail.com

School:

Environmental & Interior Design | School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

香港理工大學設計學院