by Philadelphia University

‘Haptics’ is chosen as a concept to address and incorporate different senses in architectural design by crossing the normal boundaries of the optic experience and expanding to a three dimensional and tactile enviroment. ‘Haptics’ is to make the invisible visible and intends to question the relativity of perception and how it informs the apprehension of our surroundings. The products are mostly made of recycle materials (PETG) by giving a new life and fresh look to these neglected daily waste. The Haptics Collection blends characteristics of handmade and technological, opening a door to fascinating colors and patterns and transforming a two-dimensional sheet into a three-dimensional wall covering. I've experimented with effects of patterns and layers, while melding an evolution of traditional vacuum forming technique with cutting edge printing and laser cutting technologies to create a series of unique styles. The patterns have been digitally designed and printed with uv printer and solvent printer. Then I accentuated tactile experience in vacuuming forming process by placing dowel in different angles and carefully adjusting the temperature and the amount of air supply. The Haptics Collection provides a diversity by playing with abstract patterns, metallic finishing, gradual color shifts and layering.


Gold in Integrated Graphic Design 2018, Non-Pro

Created by:

Design Director

Kaijie Chen

Company/University or Design School

Philadelphia University