Squeezy Peasy

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 squeezing sensor to be embedded within the objects.



︎︎︎ 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.


Year
2018

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
Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat, Singapore Design Week

Cover Photo
Alberto Strada


End Photo
Jovian Lim

Mark