Mobile Pantry

2019



Mobile Pantry is Sooyang’s final project at the Royal College of Art followed by her previous Yachae collection. This project is a modular storage system on wheels, which is adaptable to a range of common kitchen and garden needs.

By delving into various food cultures in the world, Sooyang encompasses a wide range of traditional methods of storing and preserving food.

This plays a role not only as a food storage that carries practical functions but also a symbolic place for sharing different food cultures and experiences and aims to invite people closer to the food we eat.




                                                               








                                












The top part features small hanging objects that were made using different materials including wood, metal, willow canes and yarn.






 























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Each object is designed for specific food with own story
- including an egg basket, banana hanger, aubergine swing, orange bag and herb dryer





     


                 






      













                               






                                                          

The middle part consists of four sections ;
a storage for root vegetables,
a woven plate for sun-dries,
pasta drying racks,
and a chopping board.

They are easily dismountable with knitted handles.



                                           














The bottom part is for storing jars presenting the process of fermentation.







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Yachae I

: Veggie-bags
& Veggie-shelf

2018



Yachae collection, which is titled after the Korean word - vegetables, comprises three portable veggie-bags and a veggie-shelf. They suggest an alternative to the modern refrigeration system, which results in mindless behaviours of treating food and accordingly produces more food waste.


This collection aims to redirect people’s behaviours of treating food in our everyday lives, which range from buying to storing it, and reduce our reliance on the fridge. Fundamentally tackling supermarket culture and plastic packaging issues, this project encourages users to buy unpackaged vegetables or fruits by offering three veggie-bags that make the journey of grocery shopping enjoyable.




































































The veggie-shelf was inspired by the food knowledge that apples and potatoes last longer when they are together since ethylene gas emitted from apples prevents potatoes sprouting.
















The Veggie-bags are portable and can be easily hung up in living space with wooden handles.












































                                               







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Yachae II
: Veggie-table
& Knitted Jar

2018



Veggie Table & Knitted Jar is a sequel project to Veggie-bags & Veggie-shelf in Yachae collection. The main idea of the veggie-table was that root vegetables could last fresh longer when they keep in a vertical position since they can save energy, visually linking to how they grow. The Knitted jar is a flexible storage for dry food such as pastas, grains or biscuits, which was inspired by Korean rice sacks made of straw that keeps food dry by absorbing humidity and increasing air circulation.


These are designed for our limited living space beyond the kitchen. Since the kitchen has become smaller and therefore there is not enough space to store food, which is one of the reasons people usually stack food in the fridge, the intention of this project is to bring the food into the living space, out of the fridge, and help people rediscover the beauty of vegetables and fruits.


























The Veggie-table suggests an amusing way of storing root vegetables such as beetroot, carrot and parsnip. This allows users to pull them out of the storage, which visualises the process of harvesting, and brings it into our living space.







   





The main idea of the veggie-table was
that root vegetables last fresh longer
when they keep in a vertical position
since they can save energy,
visually linking to how they grow.

 


























                                                                          


The Knitted Jar is a food storage with the flexible knit structure, which can help users to efficiently check how much left in it as the structure goes down. It can be easily folded when in not use. The crochet structure made of papyrus and linen yarn helps keep food dry by absorbing the humidity and increasing air circulation.



                


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How to Wrap Five Bananas

2019


Inspired by the book, How to Wrap Five Eggs, Sooyang suggests a witty way of storing and carrying around bananas.









                                                           








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Back to Craft
X CMF Envisage

2019


Exploring natural materials and traditional techniques, this project focuses on sustainability in a CMF context. Suggesting craft as a fundamental solution for environmental issues caused by mass-production and consumerism, artisanal elements compose sophisticated and luxurious space. This project also explores experimental material made of food waste. The colour composition made of natural dyes and earthy texture provides a restful and relaxed atmosphere.









































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