Project Description

The Art of Green Leather Case | 綠色皮套的藝術


With the development and popularisation of printing technology, there are more and more spaces where designers can make use of as canvases to realise ideas. The tablet leather case of Daycraft happens to be one of these nice ‘canvases’ suitable for designers to freely create. Daycraft’s tablet leather case features an open-ended design, the product’s minimalism has pushed the level of personalisation to the highest.

Through「DesignXcel」, architectural design freshmasonry Yannick Lo has merged her architectural presentations with Daycraft’s tablet leather cases. In her final thesis ‘Evolution from the past: The unexplored potential of a print factory’, Yannick proposed an alternative way for urban renewal. As opposed to deploying the same homogenous urban template for city planning, she insisted that cities should reflect their individuality and history of the collectives of the places. The site she based her thesis on is located in Sheung Wan, that used to be a hub of a unique industry of typography but has disappeared due to the development of new printing technologies. She wished to weave this unique cultural heritage into her proposed urban plan, presenting a slow living style and paying respect to its history.

Daycraft’s customisation platform has benefited designers and artists through distribution of their works with minimal effort. Combined with the rectangular form factor of the tablet cases, there is little to no excessive interference with the designs of the freshmasonries; the works were merely incorporated into the environmentally friendly leather, making them art pieces that can be carried around.

隨著印刷技術的發展和普及,設計師可以利用越來越多的空間作為畫布來實現創意。 大誠日記有限公司(Daycraft)的平板電腦皮套恰好是適合設計師自由創作的精美「畫布」之一。 Daycraft的平板電腦皮套採用開放式設計,這個採用極簡約設計的產品將其個人化程度提升至最高水平。

在《設計列陣》中,建築系設計新鮮人盧芷晴將她有關建築的作品與Daycraft的平板皮套合併。在盧同學的最後一篇論文《Evolution from the past: The unexplored potential of a print factory》中,她提出了一種可以替代市區更新的方法。在反對在規劃城市時為性質相同的城市作出相同部署的同時,她堅持一座城市應該要反映出自己的個性和屬於人們的歷史。在她的論文中作為參考基礎的地點位於上環,該處曾經是排版這個獨特行業的中心,但隨著新型印刷技術冒起,它最後也消失了。她希望將這種獨特的文化遺產與自己提出的城市規劃方案編織在一起,呈現出一種緩慢舒暢的生活方式,並向排版行業的歷史致敬。


Design Graduate:
LO Tsz Ching Yannick

Tai Shing Diary Limited (Daycraft)


The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture 香港大學建築學院