Inspired by the honesty in material utilisation by the skilled craftsmen to evoke the endless possibilities presented by the humble rattan; Wv is an attempt to revive the spirit of exploration within the traditional crafts that served as the bedrock of the Singapore we know today.
Wv seeks to weave the 'bulb' and 'shade' into a single entity, one that can continue to shine and evolve as we progress. Through experimenting on the weaving of modern fibre optics through traditional rattan-weaving techniques and patterns, Wv seeks to imbue the spirit of rattan weaving with a modern twist - rejuvenating the dying craft and bringing it to light.
Shawn Ng DID.IT
3D printed internal structure with hand-woven PMMA side-glow optic fiber held together with customised 3D printed connectors, encased within white acrylic cylinder. H18cm, Ø26cm. 0.6kg. This is a unique piece.
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