Loofah is the fruit from a tropical vine that is related to pumpkins and cucumbers and grows vertically attaching itself to trees. Once this fruit matures it is then dried and harvested, leaving a xylem of fibers behind which is mainly used for scrubbing.

絲瓜是一種與南瓜和黃瓜類似的熱帶藤蔓植物,沿著樹干垂直生長。果實成熟后,將它們干燥、收獲,留下平日里主要用作澡巾的絲瓜瓤。

Each of the objects in this series exploits one or many of the qualities of the material, like lightness, translucency, heat insulation, texture, shock absorption etc.

這個系列中的每件物品都利用了一種或多種絲瓜瓤的特性,例如輕盈性、半透明性、隔熱性、紋理和減震性等等。

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Overall, the project aimed to push the association we have with the material beyond the realm of the bathroom to be present and perform other roles in the rest of the house giving it a new perceived value.

設計旨在推進人們對絲瓜瓤這種材料的使用,不僅僅在浴室領域,在家中的其它角落也可以使用和利用到它,并賦予它新的感知價值。

▼屏風, lufa screen

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▼一組杯子,cup set

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▼絲瓜桌子,lufa table

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▼花瓶,vase

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▼立燈,stand lamp

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▼屏風制作過程,lufa screen making process

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▼杯子制作過程,cup set making process

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