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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Rock Maple Flowform


Hand-crafted spatula cut from a block of rock maple. A study in flowforms, function, ergonomics, affordances, and aesthetics, and an exercise in craft.

Duration

3 Weeks, Spring 2022

Course

Designing Products for Interaction






Line and Silhouette Studies



Paper Studies 


Lofts




Ink & Charcoal Studies



. . . Translated into Flowforms




SolidWorks Modeling & Further Exploration




Final Foam Models





Craft Process


Using the bandsaw, I made two cuts on the 11x4 plane and two cuts on the 11x2 plane of the wood block, resulting in a total of 9 pieces, the middle-most one being my spatula. From here, I used the belt sander, oscillating spindle sander, rasps, and various grits of sandpaper to shape and smooth the form. 





Final