Product Design IV // Week 8

      Form exploration II
Fiona x Shanelle

This week we are exploring forms that:

  • Allows the sculpture to swirls around the tree w/o interfering the growth of the tree.
  • How can we improve on the form such that it can be distinguish that it’s inspired by a pangolin.
  • How can we improve on the form such that the end form an unintentional seating area.

Form Exploration:

Form Exploration 1-4.

We looked into different ways of creating a wrapping swirl effect yet not distorting the essence of a pangolin – (1)The descending surface area from body to pointy tail and (2) the triangular head,

Proposed form:

Our proposed form.

As initially suggested here, we have decided to place this at residential hall 7 in the central of the residential ground to commemorate the presence of wildlife in this area, additionally serving as a landmark for the location.

Moving forward,

Here are some feedback we received from this week’s consultation to work on:

  • What material are we proposing? (Have to take into consideration of climate/weather conditions).
  • Can lengthen the end of the ‘tail’ to make it more visible (Explore on a few more forms).
  • It is not necessary to have the sculpture directly wrapping around the tree (Can be no contact).
  • Explore on supporting structure that grounds it.


“Circular Bench.” Made By Moore,

For the frame structure, we looked into stainless steel tubing for its durability and strength. The above reference, known as the circular bench comes in two parts that allows you to slot them together around a tree, then secure it with a supplied Allen key. Additionally, it was handmade from tubular steel, needing for no maintenance. We are currently working on how we can possibly adopt similar techniques for our frame to stabilize the sculpture.


Author: Fiona Lim

"Deep in the meadow, under the willow..."

One thought on “Product Design IV // Week 8”

  1. It looks OK but perhaps it needs stronger presence

    I suggest you to make it a bit bigger, increasing the scale size in the sitting area and making a longer tail

    stainless steel frame and wooden scales would be good

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