Monster Wooden Stools | 怪獸木凳子 2017-11-16T08:19:18+00:00

Project Description

Monster Wooden Stools | 怪獸木凳子

 

Description:

Hong Kong people are typically fast-paced, busy, and putting too much emphasis on money and materialistic pleasures. We often forget that happiness could be simple, and actually a lot of things around us can bring us joy easily. The graduation work of design graduate Yeung Sin Man is essentially a storytelling project to enliven the city by transforming street objects into “Street Monsters”. Each of them will then be telling a story to inform us that happiness is all around us, if we pay more attention to our surroundings.

Yeung has created a variety of animated and colourful facial features with 3D eyeballs. She then applied these animated facial features onto a photo of the actual street objects such as rubbish bin or post box with a quote next to each to express their feelings visibly. Even Yeung commented “the style is rough and kind of ugly, but it connects to the feelings of the street objects – dirty, abandoned, ignored.”

Ball Cheung, Assistant Design Manager of Team Green, spotted Yeung’s “Street Monsters” at PolyU HKCC Design Annual Show 2017 during the “Point2Command” Guided Tour organised by the「DesignXcel」team, and by then he had already informed the team his intention to collaborate with Yeung.

With the assistance of「DesignXcel」, together they decided to apply the styles and principle of “Street Monsters” and their facial features on Team Green’s upcoming new product – the 3D DIY wooden stools. This way, the setting of the monsters is moved indoors from the streets back into the households, where stories of daily life can be told through the stools’ angle in the form of bubble quotes.

香港人生活節奏很快,而且過度重視物質與金錢,卻忽略了身邊很多的事物,也忘設了原來快樂可以得很簡單。設計畢業生楊倩文的畢業作品是一個講故事的項目,賜予城市生命,街道的事物變成「街道怪獸」,每隻都會用故事告訴我們多留心身邊的事物,便會處處找到快樂。

楊倩文利用立體眼球創作了數個動態和色彩繽紛的五官設計,之後將它們貼在垃圾桶和郵箱等街道物件上,旁邊用文字表達其情緒,連楊倩文也稱作品「風格粗糙,有點醜陋,但呼應了這些街道物件的感覺 — 骯髒、被遺棄、被忽視」。

綠團助理設計經理張輝耀透過《設計列陣》的《點指兵兵》導賞團,在理大香港專上學院年度設計展2017看中楊倩文的「街道怪獸」,並告知《設計列陣》團隊與楊倩文協作的想法。

得到《設計列陣》的幫助,他們決定將「街道怪獸」和牠們五官的風格和原理加入綠團的新產品 — 3D立體DIY木凳子。這樣,怪獸由街道引進室內,回歸家居,凳子角落的對話泡泡訴說日常生活的故事。

Design Graduate:

Yeung Sin Man | 楊倩文

Collaborator:

Starlite Visual Communication Ltd. | Team Green

星光視覺媒體有限公司 | 綠團

Email:

sinman031098@gmail.com

School:

Visual Communication | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Community College

香港專上學院