项目名称 Project Name：慢物质-弥生 Xi Mu Zuo-Mi Sheng Series
客户 Client：慢物质 MOMGAGI
设计总监 Design Director：曾令波 Zeng Lingbo 刘志炼 Liu Zhilian
外观设计 Appearance Designer：曾令波 Zeng Lingbo
结构设计 Mechanical Designer：刘志炼 Liu Zhilian
In 2016, momagi established an independent brand "XiMuZuo". As an independent product brand launched on the platform, Ximuzuo is committed to exploring the cross-border experiments of tin and multi-materials, and rediscovering the more possibilities of tin, a traditional metal, from aspects of material aesthetics, artistic expression and artistic creation.
Pure tin has a soft texture, bright and mild. The manufactured objects are excellent in safety, heat dissipation and airtightness. In the Chinese handicraft industry, at least 1,500 years ago, tin has been used as a common material for daily objects, and has been researched and created by artisans.
As one of the earliest metals discovered by human beings, tin technology has been complicated for thousands of years, and the achievements of predecessors are brilliant. What else can designers do at the intersection of cultural fission and fast-moving times?
项目问题与解决方式 Problem Statement and Project Solution
Actually, tin is far more mysterious and interesting than we thought. It must be cool and meaningful to observe and liberate its physical instinct with the heart of a child. The fusion of tin and wood is our longest experiment. Beyond that, we want to explode a molten tin in water and see how it reacts - in fact, that's what we did. Of course, it also includes knitting, sewing, beating, coloring, metal mixing, and the use of strange things to press out textures, such as leaves, floor tiles or shells shed by beetles.
These crazy and exploratory experiments have led us to discover the possibilities of tin as a material. Some of these experimental methods are being used to stabilize the production of utensils, while others are still in the process of exploration.
This exhibition takes a large number of unique material -"tin" for physical production, including tin plate, melted tin castings, tin foil, tin wire, etc., and in the course of the activity, guiding the audience to personally experience various characteristics of tin: low melting point, soft etc, so that the audience has the opportunity to see the other side of this metal material unknown.
创作过程 & 结果呈现 Creation Process & Result
The fusion of tin and wood is our longest experiment. In the lives of Chinese people, the extensive use of wood is a common phenomenon. Taking purple sandalwood as an example, due to its growth characteristics, the wood has a large number of cracks, wormholes, etc., and the average utilization rate of the whole industry is less than 15%. The corner scrap is generally treated as a fuel, causing a lot of waste.
An almost crazy, incredible idea was put forward: the tin was melted into the broken wood and merged into a whole new one, and the filled parts showed different natural brushstrokes. —— After two years of exploration, we have overcome and perfected this innovative technology.
Through the fusion of tin and wood, it fills the gap in the history of wood processing and metal craftsmanship. The aesthetic experience is also refreshing and has a positive era significance.
如何理解项目与“人文湾区 ∙ 温暖的设计”这一主题的关联性？How does the project reflect to the exhibition theme "Cultural Bay Area • Humanistic Design"
In a virtual era, which would be a certainty, “material” itself is a symbole of reality, warmth and emotion. The rediscovery of the value of craftsmanship has been achieved, but the Chinese designers and craftsmen of the time are not satisfactory of being a passive receiver of tranditional culture nor a follower of the trend of westen design. We alongside with the peers holding the same ambition are returning to the root of the culture to create more works with modern aesthetics, humanistic care, local concern and internationall horizon. And these would be the fresh blood in the inheritance sequence of the Chinese Folk Art with the continuation of thousands of years.·