Mushroom Effect |「獨菇不只一味」 2017-11-16T09:34:28+00:00

Project Description

Mushroom Effect |「獨菇不只一味」

 

Description:

The design graduate Joyce Chin has created mushrooms full of colours in her final-year project, and people who have eaten these mushrooms will become exceptionally excited. The mushrooms are a metaphor of an excited spirit and motivated actions, which are the most important prerequisites for young people in pursuit of their goals and dreams.

Being accredited with the Outstanding Award by the Macau Y Show 2017, the「DesignXcel」team also found Joyce’s graphics design brilliant as it is highly adaptable to other areas such as product or interior design. Meanwhile, we also observed the superb craftsmanship of Tai Ping Carpets and that they often incorporates ideas of different designers such as architects for crossover designs to highlight the brand’s creativity. The pairing of Joyce to Tai Ping embodies the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration, as the graduate may extend her works to other design categories, the brand could also display its creativity.

Tai Ping Carpets is a Hong Kong brand that is meticulous about design and craftsmanship, they totally appreciate and agree with the Joyce’s design concept of “Mushroom Effect”. As a result, Tai Ping decided to work with Joyce and turn her 2D graphics into a few selected 3D crafted mushrooms that pop out of the 2m x 3m carpet.

Throughout the process of collaboration, Joyce came to understand that the patterns of a carpet can be altered by the different crafting techniques and materials, as well as the weaving options during carpet making. Nonetheless, with the attempt to introduce innovative power to the brand, Tai Ping Carpets is willing to offer this opportunity to the young design graduate to experiment with her whimsical ideas.

設計畢業生陳諾宜在作品中創造了色彩繽紛的蘑菇,吃了這些蘑菇的人精神會變得異常亢奮。這正寓意年輕人在追尋目標理想的時候,最需要亢奮的精神和執行魄力。

獲澳門「Y設計展」2017頒發十優獎項,《設計列陣》團隊亦認為陳同學的平面設計出色,可以嘗試運用到其他範疇,例如產品或室內設計。與此同時,我們觀察到太平地氈的手工藝精湛,經常與不同的設計師合作,例如與建築師,將其理念融入地氈之中,突顯品牌創意。兩者的合作正正體現了跨界合作重要性,畢業生可以把作品伸延到其他設計範疇,品牌亦能展示其創意。

太平地氈是注重手工藝和設計的香港品牌,他們十分同意和欣賞陳同學的「獨菇不只一味」設計理念,所以決定與她共同製作此地氈作品,把作品由平面的設計變成兩米乘三米的立體手工藝地氈。

合作過程中,陳同學了解到製作地氈的不同工藝、物料,以及織法的選擇等,都可以影響地氈圖案的效果。太平地氈亦樂意給予年輕人機會,讓其實踐天馬行空的意念和思維,與此同時為品牌帶來創新元素。

Design Graduate:

Chin Lok Yi, Joyce | 陳諾宜

Collaborator:

Tai Ping Carpets International Limited | 太平地氈有限公司

Macau Y Show 2017 | 澳門「Y設計展」2017

Email:

joycechinnokyi@gmail.com

School:

Advertising | Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong | 香港高等教育科技學院