This year’s Nagoya Design DO! competition themed ‘The Act of Eating’, pulled together 1,352 entries from designers across 50 countries. The first screening took place mid June, and the submissions were culled down to the 31 best. After two days of public display earlier this month, the judges awarded prizes to the top eight. Lim Jian -a final year Product Industrial Design student at Temasek Polytechnic- received an honorable mention for his ‘Loffel’ design -no small honor considering the breadth of competing talent.
“Design to me is something fun and aesthetic looking, something that stands out due to its organic forms.” Jian says. “Where my philosophy is complex, my design is minimalist. My interest is to design new products or redesign products that are not appealing to others.”
About his design: “Loffel is a measuring spoon which is manufactured using recycled materials. It works by sliding each layer away from each other using the pivot point which is hidden within the spoon. The spoon is locked in place by the ball bearing on each layer.”