For his exhibition design, Aric Chen decided not to lay the products out by their shortlisted categories, but instead displayed them under political, social and economical issues in our world today. At the start of the exhibition, the environment and materials is the focal point under the heading 'Water is precious, and so is waste'
The title in each section acts as news headlines for the different dimly lit areas. Each hidden display is a cabinet of curiosities structured by walls of dark blue paint layered with sand
As you explore deeper into the show, the titles get more enigmatic (‘Real and fake are being redrawn;’ ‘Communities are claiming new spaces’) signifying unsure times and putting these celebrated designs on a pedestal as powers to create positive change