Designed by: Michael Leung

Design Trust Affiliation: DTFS 2019 Mentee


A lot of change has come about in everyone’s lives this year, as has reflection around staying safe, connecting with others, and seeing the world without going outside. Despite a lot more alone-time, there is not a feeling of being at ease. “While I was lighting an incense, looking at the ash fall, I wanted to make a container, collecting the weight of time,” says Michael Leung.

‘IN DUST’ is an incense burner inspired by wooden boxes used as sake carriers in Japan. Users can decide whether they want to see the incense burn, or simply look at its smoke rising. The ashes from burnt incense are collected in the box over time, allowing one to feel its weight over time.

Image Credit: Michael Leung