hsin chun wang at tendence fair 2012, frankfurt
 
hsin chun wang at tendence fair 2012, frankfurt hsin chun wang at tendence fair 2012, frankfurt
sep 01, 2012

hsin chun wang at tendence fair 2012, frankfurt

‘quarter bench’ by hsin-chun wang

michigan-based taiwanese-born designer hsin-chun wang presented his work at tendence fair in frankfurt, germany. exhibiting his work as part of talent 10 + 1 hsin-chun wang showed a number of pieces he has developed including the new ‘c-lamp’ and ‘A-A furniture’, a narrow bar table, which is a further development of the ‘quarter bench’.

individuals interacting with the ‘quarter bench’

the ‘quarter bench’ is designed to encourage two people to sit at right angles and engage in a conversation. in this way they are able to be oriented to fit in any interior space or function as public architecture.

wang describes his intentions for the design: ‘if one takes down the materiality and the form of this set, and describe sit in pure geometry, a field with four entrances/exits surrounded by four quarter circles pops out.’

the parts sit within one another for more compact storage

‘A-A furniture’ maple 6′ x 40" x 46"

the objective of the ‘A-A furniture’ is to again initate person to person communication. the narrow bar table can be oriented via a pivoting action for various angles and points of interaction. the stool is deliberately at a height that allows those sitting to be at the same eye level of those standing, effectively creating a ‘field’ of social activity in public spaces.

‘c-lamp’, 2010 red oak, acrylic 14" x 14" x 26"

by simply augmenting the ‘O’ shape of a sphere into a ‘C’, the ‘C-lamp’ transforms to its user’s needs. the acrylic ball – supported by three heat bended red oak dowels – diffuses and directs the light source to the centre.

the shade closed

detail of the lamp with the shade tilted

hsin-chun wang was selected to participate in this years ‘talents 10 + 1’ exhibition. celebrating 11 years of the talents show at tendence,

this special jubilee exhibition 2012 presented the work of 11 designers who have participated in previous years (yang was involved in 2010),

offering these nominated individuals a platform in which to showcase an overview of their projects.

designer hsin-chun wang image © designboom

besides hsin-chun wang, the show included works of mark braun, sebastian herkner, maria volokhova, ding3000, studio minale-maeda, laura straßer, walking-chair design studio, polka designstudio, speziell® and tal gur. reviewing the careers of the ‘talents’ since the first exhibition at tendence and ambiente frankfurt, design ideas have been collected in a book entitled ’10+1 talents messe frankfurt – eleven years of young design in progress’ by hansjerg maier-aichen, professor for product design at the karlsruhe design academy, germany.

hsin-chun wang’s presentation at the ‘talents 10 + 1’ – 11 years jubilee exhibition image © designboom

general view of the ‘talents 10 + 1’ jubilee exhibition image © designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    489,282 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample