Fusion echoes the energy force that balances the universe as one. Developed by Vivian Kwok, the collection takes its influence from the traditional Chinese beliefs of Yin Yang and Wu Xing. Fusion is designed to mirror the five elements: earth, water, fire wood and metal. The fivefold conceptual scheme, when harnessed properly, is believed that it will lead to immortality. Created to be universally adaptable, spoons and bowls were formed with their own unique spirit – when linked together they become one.
Due Order is an exploration into corporate and political influences on society and the economic well being of a country by second year Interior Design student Maryann Adas. This utensil is being designed for those who have fallen and have been forced to rummage through the scraps. The elongated design of the spoon gives the object a fragile appeal and is a translation of what it means to be impoverished. The three oval recessions in the wood gradually get smaller as the depth of the spoon’s mouth increases, represents the societal hierarchy triangle. The capacity of the spoon gradually gets larger as the cavity works its way up the top societal class, leaving the bottom area with the smallest opening or ‘food allowance’ within this social pyramid.
O.Finity is a geometric interpretation of the notion, continuity. The piece reflects and manipulates the configuration that exists within the infinity symbol where duality stems from the incorporation of both angular edges and curvilinear forms. The work ultimately represents the perpetual link formed within a community