Somewhere in our memory lies a perfectly formed soap bubble. People mature, but the child at heart remains, craves for a momentary of escape amidst the weights of reality. POP offers a space where you can pop your head in, take a break from noise and stress. The acoustic material allows you to meditate without interference. The transparent strip allows you to observe your surroundings, alleviates the claustrophobic sensation of an enclosed space.
Which ‘directions for use’ would you supply with your product?
For use, pop your head inside. Or just for a decoration purpose.
What do you think is your product’s field?
POP can be applied to workplaces, commercial properties, public spaces.
When developing this product, was your main starting point the material, the shape or the function?
The conception of POP originated from its function: private space in public areas. Acknowledgedly speaking, products that offer this function are not uncommon. Considering the current forms of this kind of products, I have paired function with a spice of amusement or delight into the use of POP.
What is the story behind your product? Was there an inspiration?
The inspiration of POP comes from a deeper thinking and redefining of ‘privacy’: what does the secure feelings means? It came to me that, psychologically speaking, it only relates to two dominating senses: sight and sound. My solution to getting rid of the unnecessary, and hence the formation of POP, a product that is hanged up form a ceiling and only covers heads and shoulders.
What do you think are the current trends in design and interior design?
I believe that design trends correlate to the market needs. Recently, three key words are trending in the design industry in China: fun, personality and color. Chinese designers have started to build personalities into products. At the same time, market are more willing to pay for unique and fun designs as a way to show their individuality and attitudes towards life.
Why were you interested in the Pure Talents Contest?
We have seen the works of previous participants and found them to be interesting, convention-breaking, and critical, and we believe this contest values creativity, innovation and critical thinking. Our designs acquire the above qualities and due to this strong compatibility, this contest would be a great opportunity for us to display our works.