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Threee Bonding through food preparation
Singapore Polytechnic - 2014
Threee is a set of three nesting tools aimed to get the three different generation in a family to prepare a meal together. More and more familes in Singapore have three different generations living under one roof. Communication between the different generation may be diďŹƒcult because of the age difference. Three aims to bond the three different generation by bringing conviviality into the kitchen.
Threee is greatly inspired by one pot meals, which are meals that are able to be cooked withing a pot. One pot meals is a very convivial food as family members are able to gather around the pot and have a meal together. By having three different tools, each generation will have their own step to play in the food preparation experience. The tools also over comes the different needs of each generation.
01 Chopping Board Aimed for use by the older generations as they can handle the knife safely. This provides stability for first generation as they will be able to tilt and pour the chopped ingredients into the bowl.
02 Strainer For use by all three generations. This provides stability for the first and third generation as the handle allows them to strain the vegetables using both hands. 03 Vegetable Scrub Aimed for use by the youngest generation because of itâ€™s petite size, this enables them to hold it in a neutral stress free position while scrubbing vegetables.
Packaging A simple packaging and graphic instructions on how to use the product was applied to reďŹ‚ect the simplicity of the usage. The set of nesting tools represents the three different generations coming together.
Petite Upcycling Project
Singapore Polytechnic, Collaborative Project - 2014
Petite is a series of small little things. You may think that these small little things seem insignificant, but itâ€™s the small little things that matters the most.
Making Process Using recycled corks, our team upcycled it and turn it into a series of beautiful coasters. The process of creating our coasters involves trimming it into squares, gluing it together, and cutting it into circles with a laser cutter. Using the laser cutter, we engraved our logo onto the coasters too. Finally, we emboidery it individually with different colored strings to act as indicators for users to differenciate their glass when in used.
Packaging Not having want to have our packaging being thrown away, so, by having individual compartments for the coasters, users are able to use the packaging to store and display the coasters.
Resting in Danang
Potraying Rest in Vietnam - A series of furnitures Singapore Polytechnic, Pair Project - 2014
After observing how people in Vietnam work, rest and play, we noticed something unique about the way they rest. In Vietnam, the space people get to use for resting is not a lot as the pathways and shops are small and narrow. So people have to squezze themselves into the space that is given to them and manage it on their own, be it for sitting or sleeping. With this selectivitly small amount of space, Vietnamese manage to space out themselves and creating a boundary around them. So the way they tend to rest is different from how normally people do it due to the space that is given.
From left to right (Clockwise):
A men sleeping on his motorcycle and putting his leg up leaning against the handle of the motorcycle A lady leaning her leg against the wall while watching the television Sitting by the road side and reading newspapers. Notice that the chairs are very short in height Using the stool as something multipurposed, as a table and as a stool A lady sleeping in her shop with some belongings on her head as a pillow and resting her leg on a dustbin
“Kiao-Ka” Bed The first furniture is the ‘Kiao-Ka’ bed, which is inspired from the way Vietnamese rest. We noticed that when they tend to lift their leg up onto something when they are sleeping or lying down watching the television. We did a form that resemblems the way the Vietnamese lift their legs up. There’s also three ways of using this furniture including ‘Kiao-Ka’-ing on the bed itself.
Bed with Pillow Secondly, itâ€™s the Bed with Pillow where we observed that Vietnamese love to sleep when they have free-time; for example when there are no customers. They will then use something they think itâ€™s comfortable to rest their head on when they are sleeping, be it on the foor, under the table or on the table.
Chair and Table Last but not least, the Chair and Table furniture where it potrays the small stools and tables the Vietnamese use frequently when they are eating, playing cards/chess or reading the newspapers etc.
Different ways to join the furnitures up When the three furnitures are joined together it shows the big picture of rest in Vietnam. It also portrays the cityscape of Vietnam itself.
Fruit Delivery Crate Tackling Postharvest Losses Lasalle - 2017
Around 25 - 50% of fruits do not make it to consumers which result in huge losses for farmers. This is due to careless handling and the tough conditions the fruits have to go through before reaching the consumers. Reduction in this wastage will be economically beneficial to farmers and consumers alike. Redesigning the delivery crate where harvests are normally delivered in will help reduce the losses significantly.
Delivery Process, From Farms to Supermarket
- Larger fruits bruise more easily - Fruits that are harvested wet will show numerous ﬁnger bruises - Higher chances of bruising occurs when pickers wore gloves - Picking into a padded bucket will reduce bruising compared to picking into a soft sided or an unpadded bucket - Most serious bruising occurs on fruits that is in contact with the box
- Fruits have limited amount of time to travel great distances before spoiling - 25 - 50% Of produce fails to reach consumers - Top layer of fruits experience more damages than fruits at the bottom layer - Highest level of damage occurs during delivery
- Most losses that occurs here are due to dropping of fruits from the conveyor belt - Mishandling of fruits also contributes to the losses of fruits
- Throws out spoiled fruits - Repacks slightly bruised fruits to sell at a lower price E.g. Fairprice “More Value, Less Waste”
Research on Postharvest Losses - Causes and Reasons
Inspired by traditional Vietnamese weaving. Netting allows soft landing of fruits to reduce bruising
Easy stacking of trays
Ribs reinforcement to make fruit tray more durable
Handle at four sides for easier handling/moving
Strips across the tray indicates the two different layers of fruits
Final Design - Key Features
soyā Soya Sauce Dispenser LASALLE - 2017
soyā is a soya sauce dispenser designed based on the philosophy of Jeong Kwan, who is a Zen Buddhist nun and chef of Korean cuisine. soyā enables users to experience and be a part of making soya sauce from fermented soy beans.
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