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ELISABETH ZHANG INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENT PORTFOLIO 2014


ELISABETH ZHANG INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENT RISD CLASS OF 2015 PHONE : (401)-871-7853 EMAIL : ezhang@risd.edu BEHANCE : be.net/elisabethzhang


CONTENTS 1 APISHŌJI LAMP

2 CRESCENDO BOTTLE OPENER

3 “UNFOLDING THE FUTURE” GROUP EXHIBIT

4 EXPLORATIONS IN WOOD

5 EXPLORATIONS IN METAL

6 WOOD-FIRED CERAMICS IN JAPAN

7 DRAWINGS

8 RENDERINGS IN RHINO


1


APISHŌJI is an ADJUSTABLE LIGHT

dimmer

brighter

APIS - GENUS HONEYBEE SHŌJI - JAPANESE TRANSLUSCENT SCREENS, DOORS, OR WINDOWS SPRING 2013

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RICE PAPER , MUSEUM BOARD , BOOKBINDING BOARD


INSPIRATION BOARDS

IDEATION SKETCHES


APISHĹŒJI in a room environment


2

FALL 2013

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INVESTMENT CASTED BRONZE BOTTLE OPENER


IDEATION SKETCHES

FINAL DESIGN


TEST MODELS

SCALE

FUNCTION


SKETCH

WAX MASTER

BRONZE CAST OPENER


UNFOLDING THE FUTURE SPRING 2013 - GROUP EXHIBIT PROJECT ON DESIGN IN 1990s JAPAN

3


INSPIRATION BOARD

FINAL EXHIBIT

ISSEY MIYAKE , REIKO SUDO , TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA

SET-UP AT THE RISD MUSEUM


PROCESS TURNING THE BOLTS AND SCREWS FOLDING THE PAPER STRUCTURE APPLYING THE TEXT


COLLAPSED STRUCTURE

DETAIL OF ACRYLIC SCREW THAT HOLDS UP THE STRUCTURE


MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS : WOOD 4


BENT LAMINATION TOY WHALE

BASSWOOD CARVING

SPINDLE TURNING ON THE LATHE

WALNUT DISK


MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS : METAL 5


TIN-PLATED STEEL COLD CONNECTIONS

COPPER CHAIN, SILVER POOCH BROOCH

BRASS CUFF BRACELET

HOLLOW-CONSTRUCTED RINGS


CERAMICS IN JAPAN JANUARY 2014 - WORKS IN SHIGARAKI CLAY AND WOOD ASH COLOR

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THE ENTIRE WORKS OF THE CLASS

TAKING SHIFTS AT THE KILN

PETALS WHEEL-SPUN POT


POLAROID KOI

SHIGARAKI DEER

GREEN GLAZED PETAL PLATE


EGGSHELL EXPLORATION OF LITTLEST WHEEL TURNINGS

HEXAGONAL-BASE PLATE AND BOWL


DRAWING : NATURE LAB SPECIMEN TRANSFORMATION

Fall 2012

7

Transform a specimen from the RISD Nature Lab following 3 prompts: 1 a wearable object 2 a handheld object 3 an architectural structure


RENDERINGS IN RHINO SPRING 2014

8


SPIRITED AWAY-THEMED BENTO PATTERN MAPPING EXERCISE ON A CHILD’S LUNCHBOX


ODE TO EAMES - RENDERING OF EAMES MOLDED PLYWOOD CHAIR


OTHER IDEATION DRAWINGS

RENDERING OF TULIP CHAIR BY EERO SAARINEN


THANK YOU!

EMAIL : ezhang@risd.edu BEHANCE : https://www.behance.net/elisabethzhang


Elisabeth Zhang 2014 Portfolio