The overall aim of this exercise is to develop an understanding of the cognitive, morphological process inherent in applying form analogies for generating design concepts. This includes an awareness of the possible metamorphoses between natural elements (animal and vegetable) or existing products and new design concepts.
Platform Leader | Christian Boucharenc | Wendy Chua
1 | Koh Jing Ting
The first morphology highlights a lotus leaf and an umbrella’s form analogy, and their similar spirit of repelling water with a thin membrane. The second metamorphosis captures the soft organic protectiveness of both the bedroom slipper and beanie. Both also feature a cavity and an extended flat surface. The last pair shows how the bulkiness of a muscular gorilla is similar to that of an armchair. The gorilla’s reassuring and relaxed stance is also comparable to that of the armchair.
2 | Yeo Hui Ci
The metamorphoses highlight the form and spirit analogies between anteater and handheld vacuum, grapes and chandelier, shuttlecock and chapteh. The first pair presents the duo’s similar defining traits of ingestion for sustenance, existence. The second captures a sense of cascade, luminosity between succulent grapes and iridescent chandelier crystals. The last highlights a pair of sporty feathered flights; the chapteh is a weighted shuttlecock used in a traditional Asian game where users keep it in flight, without using their hands.