Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
Japan has created a culture of multifunctionality and space efficiency. During my stay in Japan I was fascinated by the hands-on Japanese solutions to save space in the apartment and decided to adapt a tableware item: the Futamono. Fitted space was first inspired by traditional Japanese “Futamono”, a bowl with lid used for soups and rice dishes. The lid keeps heat and flavours inside the bowl. The traditional base gives it a typically Japanese style. I redesigned the “Futamono” by cutting of two parallel sides of the bowl. With that intervention, fitted space loses its space inefficient round shape and can now be better stored in small flats, houses, and kitchen. Cutting of the side, reduces the filling capacity only a little but increases its storage ability when putting them closer together on the shelf, table, or in the fridge. Futhermore, the Lid can be used as a plate, and the bowl can cover the plate. With thoes functions fitted space is not only useful for the table or to serve dishes but also to store food (in the fridge). Every person can find its individual use for fitted space.
The "fitted space" set consists of a bowl and its lid. It comes in two sizes, the bigger one being describe in the proportions to this project. The smaller bowl and lid are approx. 30% smaller and can be stored into the bigger bowl. The product applies a typical Japanese "pressure casting" technique. It is later reduction fired and glazed.
Subject Leader Ceramics, Course Leader BA Ceramic Design,
Central Saint Martins
倫敦藝術大學 中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院 陶瓷系主任〈譯〉
Professor, Hongik University