Jiyeon Chun
Industrial Design + HCI @ CMU

I aim to create products and experiences that heal our relationship to the material world by emphasizing sustainability, preciousness, and our sense of touch.

Jiyeon Chun
Industrial Design + HCI @ CMU

I aim to create products and experiences that foster a healthy relationship with the material world.


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Heirloom Knife


Knife made from an old file. Turning scrap metal that’s reached the end of its life into an object that requires a ritual of maintenance and care and “grows with you”; therefore making it something that will actually increase in sentimental value over time. Serves to reframe our relationship with and commitments to some of our most ubiquitous objects and possessions. 

Duration

3 Weeks, Spring 2022

Course

Design that Lasts 



Carbon Steel, Epoxy, Walnut, Beech, Cherry, Maple



The Service

Designed in junction to a collaborative analysis and project with Liz McDonough, Patricia Yu, and Ian Lippincott. We designed a service in which old files and saw blades are collected from local woodshops and repurposed into bespoke knives.




Process