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YI-CHEH CHEN

MORE THAN LESS

THE EXPLORATION OF BAMBOO FOR DESIGN

竹材探索計劃(The exploration of bamboo for design)希望能將竹的美好再度帶入日常生活。 我們思考日常生活與傳統竹工藝的交互關係,從設計的角度解構不同的工藝技法,簡化竹材加工製造程序並加入新的元素,提出一系列實用,易於小量製造,並兼備竹材溫柔特質的產品。將「大於」生活的體驗「曉於」工藝之中,創造新的價值。

 

This project aim to re-introduce the beauty and usability of bamboo into daily life. From design perspective,we explore the relationship between daily life and bamboo craft. By seeking new lights out of bamboo-craft techniqe, we utilize insights to explore and simplify the way we create. Result in a serie of objects which are useful, can be easily produce, but also remain the warm quality of carft.

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多寶閣 是一個新式的藏品展示架,不只展現竹片背板編織的優美,也能襯托珍貴的藏品,為人們展現自己藏品提供更為靈活的展現方式。

 

其靈感來自於傳統的亞洲展示架,我們嘗試將這種傳統語彙轉化為更加簡潔的新風格,並增加背板模組以增加互動與層次性。根據竹片編織的不同形式,各有不同功能與視覺效果(牛眼圖案能襯托藏品,使其為視覺焦點)。

 

背板的框架可透過磁鐵吸附架子,因此改變位置、背板數量選擇是相對自由的。我們也嘗試解構竹編圖案的元素,創造不同圖案背板的可能性。透過這種方式,簡化編織過程,為使用者提供更為個性化、靈活與豐富的使用方式。

Pavilion is a display unit with bamboo weaving panels as backing to display treasured collectibles. With the changeable panels, Pavilion not only shows the beauty of bamboo weaving craft, but also provides a flexible way for people to interpret their own collectibles in display.

 

Pavilion inspired by traditional Asian curio. We tried to change this traditional form glossary into a new style with more a simple and concise appearance. We also added the backing element to this curio to enhance the experience and the possibility of display. With different types of pattern and colour of bamboo weaving, the panels turned out to have different functions (the bulls eye pattern attracts visual focus to highlight the collectibles) and visual effects.

 

The frame of panels can be attached to the shelf by magnets, therefore people can change the pattern, position and the number of panels. In this design, we try to deconstruct the elements of pattern and offer the possibility to create different patterns by overlying panels. Through this way, we can simplify the process of weaving and provide a more flexible way for collectors to use. Thus, create a more customized piece with rich possibilities.

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是由竹片編織而成的錐形銅鏡。其特殊的造型可形成特殊的桌面景觀,並給予使用者有趣的使用體驗。

 

在學習竹片編織技術時,發現竹編的可能性並不局限於圖騰與圖案間,其韌性與強度可用作於製作結構。我們便利用編織技法構築了動靜兼具的錐形物體,當它站立時維持靜止,當它平放時則會開始滾動,此一運動過程賦予俏皮的印象。

 

我們嘗試結合日常使用的產品,並創造不同的使用體驗。鏡子和錐形竹編織結構是完美的搭配,圓錐形適合平時的操作方式,竹編織物表面的紋理則增強了觸感;鏡子則使用紅銅與黃銅兩種材質,相符相成竹編織物給予的質感與感覺——天然且細緻。

Forest is the cone shaped copper mirror constructed by bamboo weaving structure. With its special shape, it can form a unique table landscape and give the user an interesting using experience.

 

While learning the technic of bamboo weaving, we found that the possibilities of bamboo weaving lie not only in the patterning and graphical aspect, but also in the structural aspect: bamboo weaving can be used as a structure due to its flexibility and strength. From this point of view, we used bamboo weaving to construct a cone shaped object, which is both dynamic and static. When it stands up it stays in a static position, when it lays down it rolls with motion. This feature gives the object a playful characteristic.

 

We tried to utilize this into our daily object and to create different experiences while using them. The mirror and the cone shaped bamboo weaving structure are the perfect match, the cone shape fits the way we use the mirror and the texture of the bamboo weaving enhances the haptic feeling, we also applied a copper/brass board to the mirror to match to the texture and the feeling that bamboo weaving brought us - natural and delicate.

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光翳 是由竹片以環型模組化製作而成的立燈,我們將傳統曲竹技術透過光陰的錯落有了新的詮釋。透過曲竹竹環的疊合和交錯,在物體內形成正負空間的多重層次,進而產生光與影的細膩的疊合效果。

 

另一方面,隨著觀者觀看的角度,竹燈結構的複雜性進而使曲竹產生不同的特殊視覺效果。竹燈模組化的設計,同步考量設計與製造方面,我們透過只有四種模組的竹環產生顯著的視覺效果,也使製造過程更為精簡。

Cross is a standing lamp constructed by module bamboo loops. By the mixture of light and shade, we give a new interpretation to the traditional bamboo bending technic within the modern object. By overlapping and staggering the bamboo loops, the layers interestingly form positive and negative spaces within the object creating detailed effects of light and shade.

 

Another aspect of this object is the complexity of the structure. With all the lines of the bamboo special visual effects are created that differ depending on the angle you look at the object from. Apart from the design aspect, we considered the manufacturing aspect as well. By using the module of bamboo loops, we can create the significant visual effect through only four types of bamboo loops making the manufacturing process more precise and simple.

「大於><小於」( More than Less) 為臺科大設計研究所研究生自發性組成的創作團隊,成員包含 陳怡臻游承勳周雅涵簡瑭妮 四位設計師。由 2015 年開始至今,參與過「工藝新趣」新工藝人才入籍計劃,就此開始竹材的探索。 團隊名源自於數學符號中的「>」與「<」,兩者結合成富有「 交會」意涵的「 X 」圖樣,代表著從生活與工藝的兩個層面同 時出發,致力於發掘交會時激盪出的各種火花。

 

More than usual, less complexity. “More than Less” is a design team form by four designers studied in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Including Yi Chen Chen, Cheng Shiun You, Ya Han Chou, Tang Ni Chien. From 2015, we started to explore the possibilities of bamboo as design material. This project is supported by National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute.

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- PING PONG - Designers' Exhibition / Designer  

- 臺灣 春・時尚 工藝精品展 / Designer

- 熠藝- New fun in Crafts: New Blood of Craftsmen in Research & Development Exhibition / Designer

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- New fun in Crafts: 2015 New Blood of Craftsmen in Research & Development

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