Unlocking the Boxes of Classics | 為滿載經典的箱子解鎖
Red-A, a 70-year old plastic brand in Hong Kong, is not just familiar to most Hong Kong households by its name, but also its ubiquitous presence. From the well-recognised red lamp shades in every meat stall, to the sidewalk snack booths’ sitting stools, it is not difficult to find Red-A products everywhere. Other industrial products, such as the heavy-duty logistic containers, have been widely used in different businesses, such as catering, banking and logistics services.
Star Industrial Company Limited is not only the company behind the Red-A brand, but also the largest plastics manufacturer in Hong Kong. Currently, with as many as 1,600 products made locally, it continues to strive to bring their establishment forward.
The design research project showcased here is a combination of innovative ideas from the young designers, customers’ expectations plus the minimal molding technology on a study series of lock systems for the Red-A containers. They were met with an increased challenge over the course of development and innovation because of a simple adjustment, however, this was executed to a high degree of details. For example, the affection on the appearance, the merging of new technology and existing products, compatibility and how the locking system will accommodate and exhaust all needs from different industries etc. are some of the focus areas of this collaboration between the design freshmasonries and the industry.
Li Ling Fung, Eleanor
She Ho Yin, Dennis
Wong Ho Leung, Horace
Yik Siu Fun, Cherry
Yip Ying Ting, Rosie
Star Industrial Company Limited
Kee Yee Chun, Tristance
Kwok Tin Yan, Nicholas
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong 香港高等教育科技學院