Timeless 陶瓷燈具

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Porcelain Lighting

Timeless 陶瓷燈具

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Lighting

Concept Design

2015

Cyrus Wong, Kenneth Wong

The design of “Timeless” adopts wood trunk leftover from construction or industrial process as the mould for a porcelain light shed. A thin layer of porcelain dough is used to wrap the trunk as if forming a new annual ring like a tree. It does not only record the grain texture of the trunk but also symbolize an embrace of nature.

 

Upon high temperature during the burning process, the wood trunk is burnt out, leaving a thin cylindrical layer of porcelain with grain texture marked on the inner side. The outer side is kept smooth intentionally as a contrast. When light source is lit up internally, the wood grain will be revealed on its outer surface. We do believe that it is a continuation of the spirit of a tree.

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概念設計

2015

Cyrus Wong, Kenneth Wong

工業和建築工程往往製造大量的木材廢料,其中有些是甚至未經切割而無奈地被拋棄, 我們希望能追溯木材本身的價值,並透過設計去延續它們的精神。

 

樹木因週期性的生長,樹幹部分會形成一環環同心圓狀之木質層,稱之為「年輪」。而 "Timeless" 的設計概念是為被廢置的木材添上一層新的「年輪」,除了象徵著持續成長外,也記錄了木材外層獨一無二的的木紋。這既是對自然與往昔的擁抱,又是一種精神與時間上的傳承。

 

有別於一般量產型的工業製品,"Timeless"的設計精萃在於其獨特的製作過程。我們把陶瓷土團將樹幹木材表面包裹起來,瓷土外側打磨至平滑,然後將其一併放至於窯爐焙燒。由於身處高温,木材會自身燃燒而化為灰燼,剩下能抵禦高温的瓷器。透過犧牲樹幹木材自身,成就了 "Timeless" 這件圓柱形空心的瓷器燈具。

 

此燈具外側平滑亮澤,向圓心內側是凹凸不平的樹皮質感。這種神秘的內外對比,除了用觸覺去感受,也能透過中心光源將木紋向外映射,將這份傳承的精神照耀到更遠的地方。