"Sembang"; The art of socializing
The arrangement of objects found within a space, complements on how the space will be or is being used. For communal spaces, the aim is to ensure that communities are able to engage with one another allowing an environment where people can exchange ideas, inspirations and communicate with one another.
This project looks into utilizing design for communication through the ways of storytelling. Serving drinks or having a cup of tea is often seen as a way to bond or get to know people. Bringing into play this common activity and incorporating it with an element of storytelling, a series of drinkware is produced.
Inspired by the Malaysian Folklore called “Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih”, the design focuses more on the structure and the detailing of the product as it plays an important role in relaying the story. The use of design language in delivering the message as well as the ergonomics of the product is blended into the final look of the set. The design intends to spark a small meaningful encounter between people of different backgrounds; or simply have a fun cup to drink from.
A Work In Progress
The final design is still a work in progress so stay tuned for updates and looking forward to see you at the show!