Chieh-Ting Huang: Urban Camper P ObjectsPosted: January 5, 2012
A delicate yet substantial construction from 2011’s Urban Camper Installation, Chieh-Ting Huang exhibited The P Objects using the age-old lantern as an inspiration for the modern lighting experience. While many of the original design elements of lanterns are no longer essential in many areas of today’s electricity-accessible world, they lend a structural inspiration that Huang blends with modern influence: graphic line work and refined shapes.
From Huang: Before the invention of electricity and the light bulb, the simplest and the most frequently used lighting might have been candles. But candles give only a weak light and have to be carefully protected from wind to prevent flickering or extinguishment. The lantern was the next logical step. The P Objects presents a homage to humanity’s taming fire for lighting, which can be easily ignored by people in the modern world. The paper shades of these objects are made into diamond shapes, which is to illustrate the preciousness of lighting, and coloured in red and orange, so as to mimic the colour of fire. The wood structure provides the protection of the lighting, but unlike metal and steel, it gives a warm and natural sense to the objects.
Chieh-Ting Huang: website
Seen on: MoCo Loco