Empty Memory is a collection of unique USB memory sticks. Each design contains a physical emptiness in its sculptural form, evoking the metaphor of a blank space that can be filled with your own memories. The designers’ starting point was to create an intimate feeling for these technology products that are generally considered to be soulless. The collection is cast in high-quality 316 stainless steel, hand-polished and finished with various colours. There are two different designs, Structure and Transparency, which are the result of two different approaches to the same concept.
Poetic Lab is a London-based studio founded in 2013 by Taiwanese designer Hanhsi Chen after he graduated from Royal College of Art in London. The studio shares a design vision where design is a silent poetry composed by mind and matter. The studio was awarded the Design Report Award in 2013 during Salone del Mobile. ELLE Decoration China chose Poetic Lab as their Young Design Talent of 2013, and in 2015 they were awarded Rising Asian Talent by Maison & Objet. In 2014 the Poetic Lab curated their own design label “Beyond Object” with the belief that daily objects can be crafted as functional sculptures.
Images courtesy of Poetic Lab