Malleable State is a selection of objects created with a process that evolved from an experimental project Sketch Objects from 2013. Driven by the reflection on the ephemerality of everyday objects I wanted to challenge the perception of value by applying a new process to common materials and transforming often perceived fragile and disposable material into sculptural forms.
Malleable State explores the characteristics and expands the limits of paper. By layering sheets
of paper with glue the treated material becomes malleable and enables the maker to create various forms and freeze it in that state. once dried the form bears the strength of wood and the aesthetic resembles leather or plaster.
Paper and glue
65 x 30 x 30 cm / 35 x 20 x 20 cm / 30 x 15 x 10 cm
For me to reform is to... Investigate and challenge the conventions as well as offer the alternative.
Designer Ying Chang’s (CN/UK) work is driven by research and experiment in process and materials – questioning the practical materialistics in design semantics. She believes theoretical investigation is an indispensable process in producing truly meaningful practical work.
Ying Chang was awarded a master degree at Royal College of Art in 2014. Amongst selected honors and grants are winner of ADAGP Design Award, finalist in Pure Talents Contest 2015 and winner of Emerging Talent Award, “MADE” UK 2014.