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TITLE

GIVING NEW
LIFE TO
ABANDONED
OBJECTS.

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ABOUT

Giving new life to abandoned objects is a product design exhibition initiated and organized by Frank Chen, F2D’s founder. It all started when three passionate designers: Kevin Cheung (Hong Kong), Kasia Jarosz (Australia) and Frank Chen (Singapore), crossed paths and borders to bring new life to abandoned objects. This exhibition is a result of combined passions for product design. The objective of the exhibition is to inspire new perspectives within people regarding their ideas for recycling, reusing and reviving products. The exhibition underscores the collaborated pieces (Boomtable, Fabrick & Ventilamp) alongside with the individual works of Kevin Cheung & Kasia Jarosz, which are now available for sale on hipvan.com.

FRANK CHEN

CURATOR

KASIA JAROSZ

ARTIST

KEVIN CHEUNG

ARTIST

FRANK CHEN

F2D & ASSOCIATES FOUNDER - SINGAPORE


With his extended experience in the interior design industry, Frank Chen founded his first interior design studio, F2D & Associates. In 2012, he decided to apply his philosophy to think outside the box, to cofound Kelvin & Frank Reid integrating interior design and real estate services.

Frank is fascinated about collaborating with creative and talented designers from different cities to share different design visions and experiences. Passionate about the exciting world of design, Frank then decided to transform F2D into a creative space to focus on product design and the collaboration with passionate people. Frank believes that gathering different designers and passions together can generate captivating results in design.
BOOMTABLE

Designed by Kevin Cheung & Frank Chen, Boomtable is a giant plastic water tank, combines the function of a speaker, mood light and a table incorporating power points, data and voice ports, and USB plugs to charge your mobile. By pushing down and turning the plastic cap located at top of the container, Boomtable lights up and sets the perfect mood for a sustainable spirit. This large abandoned water container was found by Frank during a regular site visit. Frank and Kevin instinctively shared their ideas and started collaborating together to give a new life to this object. Boomtable was identified as the first product for this event, which strongly influenced the theme of the exhibition: Giving new life to abandoned objects.
FABRICK

Designed by Kasia Jarosz & Frank Chen, Fabrick is a sofa made from 100% up-cycled elements. The discarded frame was donated by a local furniture maker named Seatware Haus based in Singapore. The sofa cover was created by assembling unwanted fabric samples given by Kvadrat Maharam. As well as the side cushions filled with foam offcuts. With the support of Seatware Haus, different color combinations were implemented on each side of the seat cushions. This allows to the users to flip the seat cushions and to change the color tone of the sofa for a fun and vibrant effect. Being aware that a large quantity of material samples is thrown away in the interior design industry – Fabrick is another great example of up-cycling.
Ventilamp

Designed by Kasia Jarosz and Frank Chen, Ventilamp is a collection of lamp shades exploring the interesting structure of fan covers. Frank & Kasia examine various options to heed the structure of the lamp shade, but both got enlightened when Frank found disposed household fan with covers. Kasia created many sketches and together they narrowed down two designs. The first Ventilamp was made from discarded fan grills adorned with a cascade of unwanted laminate sample chips. The second design used recycled wooden pegs vertically hanged to the fan structure. The name Ventilamp was coined for a combined fan as a mean of ventilation and of course, the lamp.
KASIA JAROSZ

INTERIOR DESIGN & ARTISAN
JAROSZ DESIGN – BRISBANE
www.jaroszdesign.com


Kasia Jarosz is a designer with a focus on sustainable interiors. She is an Associate Member and a former Communications and Public Relations Councilor of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) QLD. Her expertise and knowledge in green design is the result from working on a number of Green Star projects with highly reputable Interior/Architecture practices. In 2013, Kasia established Jarosz Design in Brisbane, Australia, a multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to delivering projects with minimal environmental impact to local and international clients. Kasia’s affinity with all things industrial and recycled comes from growing up in an industrial city in Poland. This landscape of ports, old warehouses and factories inspires her jewelry, placemats and fashion design, which are made, especially for this exhibition.
ECO-AWARENESS PLACEMATS

Kasia’s placemat and coasters collection, made from off-cuts of woven vinyl, is an exploration of the topic “giving new life to abandoned objects”. With shapes based on industrial and ecological themes, these placemats are a daily reminder to inspire people to live their lives in sustainable way.
VINYL CLOCK

Wall clock made of vintage vinyl record.
UP-CYCLED JEWELRY

Kasia’s jewelry is made from recycled parts of old electronic equipment, offcuts of metals and unwanted metal samples. She carefully selects colors and textures, and then combines them with handcrafted elements. Kasia’s designs are influenced by her memories of the industrial Polish city where she used to live. Her eco–friendly consciousness, with a quirky twist, makes each piece of recycled jewelry both stylish and unique.
UP-CYCLED FASHION

Kasia’s love for fashion, combined with her unique personal style, comes to life in this recycled fashion collection inspired by wildlife. Jacket and dress are made from offcuts of eco-friendly commercial upholstery and curtain fabrics.
KEVIN CHEUNG

PRODUCT DESIGNER
KEVIN CHEUNG DESIGN STUDIO - HONG KONG
www.kevin-cheung.com


Kevin, Cheung Wai Chun (張瑋晉) is a product designer based in Hong Kong. He believes in a world of environmental crisis we are facing, designers have the responsibility to re-create the world for the better. Instead of continually draining new resources & materials to create new products, Kevin is experimenting with waste materials, reusing them to create new products and also collaborating with different NGOs to produce the products locally. Kevin is actively involved in various design fairs to spread his message across the borders. Recently, his work was exhibited at the “Business of Design Week” (BODW) in Hong Kong, the “International Design Festival” in Berlin and the Museum of Art (MoA) in Seoul.
BOOMBOTTLE

Boombottle is a speaker system made from a waste plastic container. The plastic bottle is air sealed, waterproof and rugged, yet it has a large internal volume, making it a nice speaker enclosure. When it is attached with speaker, drives along with LED light, it becomes a portable and glow-in-the-dark speaker, perfect for playing and sharing music outdoors. Currently, the Boombottle is made of waste produced in Hong Kong, then assembly by St James’ Shelter workshop in Wan Chai, providing job opportunities for people with disabilities. It is not only a locally made product but also a product that can bring benefits to the society throughout the whole production process.
FELTLIKE

Feltlike is a line of bags made of reclaimed felt carpet collected from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In Hong Kong where exhibitions and tradeshows take place every day, decorative materials keep removing from exhibition hall and dumping into our landfills. We decided to revitalize these discarded materials into useful things by simple and functional design. They are created and made in Hong Kong in collaboration with craftspeople from NGOs to make them eco-friendly and socially responsible.
PENCILOOP

Penciloop is a stationary, which acts as a pencil bag. With a piece of spring metal inserted in it, it will roll up automatically when the spring is pressed. All the pencils are held in place with an elastic band. When you open the Penciloop, all your stationeries will be presented in a neat and tidy way for easy access.
AUDIOFILE

As we are digitalizing our physical document cabinet, hundred of thousand of used box files are brought to the landfill, Audiofile is a speaker made of reclaimed box file, for office place where normally entertainment systems are not welcomed, a speaker disgusted as a box file can be placed secretly on a office environment without drawing any attention, for people who spend most time in front of their office desk, a little pleasant music could be a boost to their productivity!
Wallpaper Wallet

Wallpaper wallet is made of reclaimed high quality wall-covering materials. These are constant wastage from the outdated sample booklet. These wallcovering material are rugged, waterproof yet have a vibrant colors and textures. Perfect to be revitalized and made into wallets with a simple and functional profile. Each wallet is different since every page of the sample booklet has a unique color and texture.

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