Jun Zhang

Project title: Plate

Can you tell us a little more about your project?

I want to make the plate a work of art with the function of saving table space through the re-decomposition and combination of ordinary plates, and to echo and foil the food. Each plate can also be combined freely, and the combination of food on the plate depends entirely on the user's style and interests. In terms of the design language, I adopted a very simple design method, referring to the design style of Japan and Germany, and made the product linear and symbolized. Make the product not particularly luxurious but also impressive.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

This is a very important part. In my previous exhibition experience, we should not only display every part of the work, but also let people intuitively feel that external display is the best way to let people know and feel your work.

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

What interests me most is that when I come up with a good idea, I turn the idea into a real object and a design work through continuous testing and research, which makes me very satisfied.

Could you tell us a little more about your design interests?

My design style and concept may have more Oriental romantic elements, and I also like designers like noguchi who have both design language and functionality. So my favorite design style and concept is lines with a sense of design and stylized forms including interesting material combinations or light and shadow applications.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying Product and Furniture Design at BCU?

I think every designer has their own style and characteristics, we are determining their own style and preferences, we should keep these personal characteristics, may be different from most people, but their own style will also be the most distinctive.


Follow Jun here @junzhang.design.