This idea was born when I was watching the marble slabs in stock. “Why not use this material in a different way?” I thought. So "Giotto", a round marble table made of one piece of Taiwanese marble slab, was born. To make the table lighter, "Giotto" applies a composite material --marble and aluminum sandwich --which is only of 1.6 cm in thickness yet stronger than the original material. No waste, simple for assembly and shipment.
“Split Marble Collection” is inspired from the sawing process of the marble. Being cut artificially, the retaining rough rims of stone pieces greatly contrast the smooth profile. Through stacking, the common way to place the slabs, the rough edges create the image of the a layered cavern beneath the table and the stool. The stiff outlines together with the irregular fractures present the aesthetic of dissonance.
A Table series is a minimal design in search of simplicity. The essence of design is supposed to be simple and understandable. But as a designer, I aimed to enrich the viewers' experience and inspire their different perspectives.
We have seen ourselves through the mirrors, which reflect expectation, change and aging day by day. We roll the mirror just like sunrise and sunset roll the time.The base of the mirror refers to the shape of crossing mountains in Hualien, the origin of marble. The colors of White marble and Serpentinite represent daytime and night.
Taking advantage of marble's quality of cooling down temperature to keep raw food fresh, SHIH-SHIH uses marble as a raw food tray. SHIH-SHIH is consisted of trays, chopsticks and a saucer. When all the components of SHIH-SHIH are combined, is as a whole becomes a square. The jigsaw-shaped tray not only makes food breathable and less likely perishable, but is also more compatible with chopsticks.
The beautiful pattern of marble is fascinating. Oriental people see landscape and story from marble. After rearranging marble into geometric patterns and various colors, the implication of marble extends. “A piece of marble” reminds viewers of food imageries. The glossy surface is like the icing of a cake, and the sides demonstrate its rich layers. Depending on the viewers' state of mind, one may see different things from the same piece of work. So, what do you see?