trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection
mar 08, 2016

trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection

trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection
all images courtesy of bene tan of cause & effect studio 




designer chan wai lim, from singapore based trigger design, emphasizes the importance of each passing moment in ‘the endangered’. the four-part jewelry box collection visualizes endangered animals with unique scents — created in collaboration with allsense scent lab — that engage users’ personal emotions and memories. half function, half sculpture, the functional pieces use slightly abstracted forms and distinctive features of each animal to create a bold, recognizable visual.

trigger design the endangered collection
group detail  




materials and textures are carefully paired in order to express each animal’s character. the elephant is expressed using gentle white ceramic, finished with rose gold accents. the tiger utilizes wood and bright chrome gold to depict its courageous and wild identity. understated black chrome on cracked cement represents the rhino. and the deer uses soft to the touch, tiled pattern with chrome gold. in addition to their physical presence and distinct scents, a wind-up key produces a memorable piece of music for each. ‘the endangered’ are machined using CNC-milling, hand jointed, polished, and finished with high quality painting processes. 

‘the endangered’ collection 


trigger design the endangered collection
‘the endangered’: elephant top

rhino environment 

‘the endangered’: rhino top 

trigger design the endangered collection

‘the endangered’: deer top

tiger in environment

trigger design the endangered collection
‘the endangered’: tiger top



project info:


the endangered: tiger
345(l) x 210(w) x 283(h) mm
recycled heveatech wood, matte
chromed gold on aluminum
scent: zanzibar mist by allsense scent lab


the endangered: elephant
352(l) X 236(w) X 315(h) mm
ABS, matte painted white ceramic finishing
rose gold on aluminum
scent: white tea fig by allsense scent lab


the endangered: rhino
366(l) X 210(w) X 304(h) mm
ABS, painted, cracked cement textured
black chrome on aluminum
scent: sierra by allsense scent lab


the endangered: deer
356(l) X 202(w) X 385(h) mm
ABS, coated matte soft touch
gold chromed on aluminum
scent: green clover by allsense scent lab



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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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