Loofah is the fruit from a tropical vine that is related to pumpkins and cucumbers and grows vertically attaching itself to trees. Once this fruit matures it is then dried and harvested, leaving a xylem of fibers behind which is mainly used for scrubbing.

丝瓜是一种与南瓜和黄瓜类似的热带藤蔓植物,沿着树干垂直生长。果实成熟后,将它们干燥、收获,留下平日里主要用作澡巾的丝瓜瓤。

Each of the objects in this series exploits one or many of the qualities of the material, like lightness, translucency, heat insulation, texture, shock absorption etc.

这个系列中的每件物品都利用了一种或多种丝瓜瓤的特性,例如轻盈性、半透明性、隔热性、纹理和减震性等等。

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Overall, the project aimed to push the association we have with the material beyond the realm of the bathroom to be present and perform other roles in the rest of the house giving it a new perceived value.

设计旨在推进人们对丝瓜瓤这种材料的使用,不仅仅在浴室领域,在家中的其它角落也可以使用和利用到它,并赋予它新的感知价值。

▼屏风, lufa screen

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▼一组杯子,cup set

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▼丝瓜桌子,lufa table

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▼花瓶,vase

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▼立灯,stand lamp

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▼屏风制作过程,lufa screen making process

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▼杯子制作过程,cup set making process

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