Squeezy Peasy

2017

Squeezing is such a familiar gesture rooted in everyday life. In addition, there seems to be an inextricable relationship between squeezing and a sense of joy.

Driven by a fascination around this gesture, I was interested in imagining objects that could live in this world—objects which could seemingly come to life through the act of squeezing.
︎ The table lamp increases in brightness the more it is squeezed, and dims when a plug at the back is released. With a similar gesture, the portable speaker increases its volume, and gradually quietens when it is set upright.



︎ Castable polyurethane foam and silicone were used to prototype the squeezable components for the objects.



︎ Development of a thin cylindrical pressure sensor that can detect pressure from all directions.



︎ Following an open call by Wallpaper* for all young Singaporean designers to submit their ideas along the theme of “Wellness + Wonder”, the lamp was selected as part of 44 projects to be shown at the 2018 Handmade exhibition held in Milan and Singapore.


AWARDED
Wallpaper* Handmade Next Generation Singapore Designer︎


PRESS
Wallpaper* August 2018︎, Wallpaper.com︎, DesignSingapore Council︎, The Business Times︎, Indesignlive.sg︎, NUS News︎

EXHIBITIONS
Wallpaper* Handmade: Wellness & Wonder, Milan Design Week 2018
Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat, Singapore Design Week 2018


Cover photo taken courtesy of Alberto Strada of the Wallpaper* team.

Mark