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I’m Edmund Zhang, and I explore future visions—through design, research and storytelling.👋️

Totemic Kettle
New ritual for household kettle

This project seeks to investigate how the elements of slow living can be expressed through the form of an electric household kettle.

The electric kettle is a common household object, found in nearly every home. Most kettles sold in the market can function well, but they often lack a touch of familial comfort suited for a domestic context.

By only working with the aesthetic form and details of the kettle, I was interested in finding the right balance between functionality and a sense of ritualistic warmth.



Special thanks to Donn Koh for his guidance throughout this project.
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