Designed by: Maggie Ma, Mark Kingsley, Kelvin Chan, Luka Ng and Elsie Kan, DOMAT
Design Trust Affiliation: Friends of Design Trust
The ‘Useless Corner’ questions the shift from face to face education to online learning experience, through which DOMAT hopes to emphasize that there is life beyond the screen.
During this time of social distancing, education online has omitted the sense of touch and smell. By not assigning the design with a specified use, the ‘Useless Corner’ has the potential to be interpreted in unlimited ways - it could be a book stand, a book end, paper weight… The combination of these 8 pieces forms a ‘Useless Frame’, and can even serve as an indoor climbing frame for young children unable to go out during the lockdown as a means to continue their physical development.
Image Credit: Maggie Ma, Mark Kingsley, Kelvin Chan, Luka Ng and Elsie Kan, DOMAT