Project 1_week5

The artwork is from the idea of the Sun.
The daylight gives the flower life.
A sun shape vessel gives flower “double” lives.

Does that make sense?
Become a unit.
Like the plant, like the shape of the vessel.
All being crossed and blended.



Previous study:

Week1 HW



Project 1-Final

Tse-Hsi (Josh) Chen

Smoke Tone

The vessel is made for incense and small candles. An Incense holder should not only be an incense holder, it should be part of the decorations within the house. When the customer put in the incense, smoke will be gradually coming out from all the holes on the vessel. Therefore, it will create a sense of mysteriousness while spreading the smell of the incense.

Project 1-Final

Tongtong Zhang and Jing Wang

Hollow Shadow

Wood pulp shows twisted lines which match the shape of the candle cover. The hollow shape creates shadows in the space. The shape changes with the trembling of the flames and add more energy into the space.

When the candle burn from top to bottom, the shadow changes with the height of candle. The wood pulp has its special smell and the flame helps the smell to spread.

Project 1 Final

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The vessel is in the shape of a heart and it’s not only a vase used for flowers – it can also serve as a decoration.  When you look down from the vase, you will see different sizes of heart shapes. The material used is metal. 

The development of the vessel

The range of the vessel

Project 1-Final

In Cage

This is an angular and hard feeling cage for pet birds, I want to use the diamond shape to present the sense of rich, the birds’ home is even this interesting, how about the interior design of human’s? This is what we interior designer should think about. A cage is an enclosure for birds, I was a fan of keeping bird, it is also a culture of Beijing City, iron and metal material makes cage looks more industrial and vintage.

Week 2

Assignment 1-Final

Twisted Waist

Inspired by the Canton Tower and was obsessed with the twisted loft form. An organic form with controlled pattern is what I’m looking for. However the pattern is somehow too rigid at some point so I changed the form to achieve some of the looseness.

When we discuss the norm “Vessel”, it is important to think about what scale level it could be. For the final concept I want to compare the architecture scale and the furniture scale.


With my pine cone


I decided to make a vessel for a pine cone I have.

The repetition of geometry is the crucial characteristic of the pine cone in terms of form. The form is derived from the first assignment which mimic the pine cone. The final prototype abandoned some of those similarity and represent it in a more abstract way. The pine cone is supposed to sit on top of vessel.

Data diagram from Thread

Project 1 – Ripple & Lipper

Design Description

This vessel is inspired by the shape of water ripples and splashes. The rich form of this vessel has multiple functions, which can be used as a flower arrangement and a fruit tray. It consists of two parts, the low flat bottom can be used for fruit placement, and the slender tubular structure in the middle can be used as a flower arrangement vase. This container will be made of silver metal, and the reflected luster is like sunlight refracted by water waves.

Design Goals

The design goal is to use parametric design methods to create a container with beautiful and rich shapes and various functions.



Range of the vessel


The Softness

Yang Pei / Yushi Zhao

Design Concept:

The concept of the vessel is the softness of fabric. Its twisted and distorted form is inspired from crumpled fabric and gives a feeling of softness although it is made from bronze.  

The hollow-cut shape is designed for inserting pens. The double layers can reinforce the support of those “standing” pens. The shapes of the two layers are slightly different, and different overlapping effects can be seen at different angles.

Design Goals:

Design a beautiful pen holder that can classify pens.


“product shots”

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development of your vessel

Gallery 2

16 pattern choices





Netting Geometry

The vessel is using the technique of interwoven netting to create the a hanging light fixture. The gap in between the the netting structure gives the interior view of the lantern which is also as rich as the exterior. Other than that, it also brings out consistent geometric shadow which will also transform the environment of the space.

The shape of the lantern is based on the red Chinese lantern but the middle part is flatten instead of having a full sphere shape. The lantern is design specifically to have holes and gaps so that the light source from the inside can travel outside. The gaps cannot be too big or to small so that the shadow produced is complex enough but not too much. The shadow also looks like the common motif for Islamic geometry.



3D model by Sketchfab
Data from Thread