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
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTERIOR DESIGN & ARTISAN
JAROSZ DESIGN – BRISBANE
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.
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.
Wall clock made of vintage vinyl record.
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.
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 DESIGN STUDIO - HONG KONG
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 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 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 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.
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 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.