Yang Yong-Kang’s past experience as a moderator made him wonder how the exchange of information in big meetings could be improved. He found out that a constant flow of people moving around and discussing allows the information to pass on directly and smoothly. Therefore Yong-Kang designed modular stations inspired by both the Swedish fika culture and the Japanese tachinomi standing bars. The organic shapes obtained by laminating plywood can be used as coffee tables, benches or room dividers, depending on the situation. On top of that, the Bulletin board on the modules offers possibilities to pin notes, posters and other types of information which people can read while having a chat or taking a coffee.
We believe the designer’s role is about looking beyond the surface – to make responsible decisions and to understand the ethical implications of one’s choices.
In partnership with Forbo, we have investigated the ethical implications of design through material, form and function. We have designed artifacts that embody various kinds of gatherings; the gathering of materials and the gathering of people – all about stimulating interaction through design.
Let’s talk, share and play!
|Datum för färdigställande||2016|
|Projekt||Gatherings, HDK Steneby|