Gillian Soong is a young Scottish designer from Glasgow who is exhibiting as part of ‘Ready to Ship’, a group of graduates from Edinburgh College of Art.
Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009, she is now going to put her knowledge into practice in the real world. Her plan is to travel around Asia, USA and the UK and to infuse herself into each country’s different cultures. This will enable her to work, live and experience their way of life and most importantly understand how the diversity of people and surroundings can differentiate designs. Ultimately, her aim is to set up a design company back in the UK and incorporating from what she has learnt from traveling, fuse together western and eastern design styles to cater for today’s discerning product and interior market.
In this design, she questioned why everyday cutlery look elegant but feel uncomfortable and why chunky good grip cutlery look very unattractive but are ergonomic to use. In her quest to find out and come up with a solution she created Ergo; Ergo is a unique 6 piece cutlery set comprising of a knife, fork, plate spoon, bowl spoon, tea spoon and meal tongs made from advanced ceramic. The use of ceramic can help retain the fresh flavours of food unlike usual metal types which can leave metallic tastes. The properties of advanced ceramic will also make the pieces less fragile, lighter in weight and easier to clean.
Each individual piece has been inspired differently and designed with its own specific functions in mind. All pieces aim to achieve the same core objective, to create better convenience for its users.
Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.
24 – 27 Sep 2009
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00
Register on the Designersblock website.