▼衣食住行的设计哲学，the simple and orderly design philosophy © 寻长设计NARMAL
“Designer’s Cup” is one of the household product series launched by NARMAL. A set of four pieces presents four themes: clothing, food, shelter and means of travel. Put the discussion of the four basic necessities of life in the present, show the change of life attitude and concept we understand with design vocabulary, and hope to bring the simple and orderly design philosophy to everyone’s daily life with the living appliance of cup.
▼杯子系列概览，overview of the set © 寻长设计NARMAL
“Zhu Cup” is an interpretation of people’s closest space — home. In the background of the pattern, we laid a 600*600mm modular grid on the scale of 1: 100, designed three types of apartment on it, and put forward a new idea of setting room layout and function, which is to encourage everyone to arrange their own residence according to their true and unique lifestyle.
▼住杯，Zhu Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼家的解读，interpretation of home © 寻长设计NARMAL
With the recognition of “Minimalist Lifestyle” and thinking about the dislocation of clothing consumption concept brought by “fast fashion”, we feel from the heart that we really don’t need to have so many clothes. Comfortable and easy to match is what should be pursued. In the design of “YI cup”, we take the proportion of 9-heads fashion figure as the benchmark and the four seasons as the time sequence, and present a set of “The basics” with geometric lines and “unisex” styles, which can meet most daily occasions.
▼衣杯，YI Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼对”简单生活”的认同，with the recognition of “Minimalist Lifestyle” © 寻长设计NARMAL
Make packing simple — the design combines the luggage list with the cup pattern, so there is this “XING Cup”. According to personal habits, users can manually supplement the list contents suitable for themselves in the reserved blank space. Scene: Before getting ready to travel, pick up the “XING Cup” on the table, and start packing according to the contents of the list on the cup. Every time one is packed, one item will be crossed out with a water-based marker. Porcelain makes handwriting easy to scrub, and there is no problem in repeated use.
▼行杯，XING Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼行李清单与杯子结合，the combination of the luggage list and the cup pattern © 寻长设计NARMAL
The theme of this cup revolves around “food”, and it shows a map of world cuisine. Background is meridian and “time zone” means “food zone”, which intuitively illustrates the decisive influence of geographical phenology on local food culture. The words in the gourmet map are the national dishes of the countries. The hidden creative point is: What appears in the gourmet map is the representative dishes of foreign restaurants that do operate in Shanghai at present. Some countries may not be destined to visit for life, but hope that those who like to explore and try can “punch in” the world’s gourmet countries without leaving Shanghai. Perhaps only one pleasure of taste buds is enough to become the driving force for future travel.
▼食杯，SHI Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼世界美食地图，a map of world cuisine © 寻长设计NARMAL
In the stage of product development, the concept of “series” of four cups is specially considered, which is expressed from the perspectives of plan view (“ZHU Cup”), elevation view (“YI Cup”), section view (“XING Cup”) and general plan view (“SHI Cup”), which is the most familiar language for designers. We hope that the four cups can bring people little fun, convenience, thinking, and even life changes besides being easy to use and beautiful. Designer’s Cup — Not only for designers.
▼不同功能，with different functions © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼外包装，packaging © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼住杯-展开图，developed drawing of ZHU Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼衣杯-展开图，developed drawing of YI Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼行杯-展开图，developed drawing of XING Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼食杯-展开图，developed drawing of SHI Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
▼行杯-使用示意，pattern of XING Cup © 寻长设计NARMAL
Product name: Designer’s Cup
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design year & Completion year: 2018 & 2020
Leader designer & Team: Gao Jie, Li Yujin, Zou Keyang, Cheng Yuye, Tong Ruwei, Guo Jing
Photo credits: NARMAL
Animation: FOLDIN DESIGN STUDIO
Team: Xu Hanyang, Zhang Keqi, Zhu Xiangyu, Zhong Shanshan
Size: φ85, H70 (mm)
Material: White Porcelain