Our first assignment for Design Studio 1 is to design a pencil case using either wood, metal, foam, rubber or wax. We didn’t get to choose the material on our own but we could always exchange it with other people. I initially wanted to do metal but changed my mind to accepting anything I get just for the thrill of not knowing and I got wax. and at that time, I had no idea what I could do with wax. It didn’t even cross my mind that candle is wax. hahah.
So anyways, this is the first stage of design process, to explore the possibilities of the material. We are not supposed to make anything yet, not supposed to make it beautiful, or represent anything at all, but to experiment and stretch the potential of wax.
Experiment 1: Casted in random metal shapes and stuck the abstract pieces together.
Experiment 2: Casted in handmade aluminum foil casing and experimented with water to create voids in the wax.