The artwork titled ‘Simple Finals’ explores the intersection of traditional Chinese wisdom, modern city aesthetics, and minimalistic design to create a product that embodies calmness and simplicity. The product is designed to stand out from the chaos of the city and bring a sense of peace to its users. The joint connection of each bamboo stick represents the transformation that occurs when the connection is completed, reflecting the idea of strength in unity.
The product is a flat-pack design system consisting of ready-to-wear fashion pieces, products, and furniture. The transformation happens when the pieces are connected with each bamboo stick, creating a square shape. The neutral color palette, including black, gray, white, and brown, brings visual calmness to the tense city. Ultimately, this thesis aims to promote a holistic and minimalist approach to design, which emphasizes the importance of simplicity, functionality, and sustainability. By combining traditional wisdom with modern aesthetics, the product serves as a symbol of tranquility in a world full of chaos.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Silvanna Shen is an emerging fashion designer whose passion for design was cultivated from her upbringing in an artistic family. After studying graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and transferring to Parsons School of Design to pursue fashion, Silvanna gained industry experience as a graphic designer and foreign marketing sales assistant at a design company during the pandemic. This experience led her to launch her own brand, SILVANNASHEN, which aims to provide a sense of calmness and expand sartorial and emotional space for people living in global megacities. Silvanna’s design philosophy is influenced by Chinese intelligence of construction and incorporates sustainable materials and minimalist aesthetics.
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