Taiwan designer Liu Hsuantzu has used different books to create these pretty molded paper plates. By covering vintage glass tableware with papier mâché, the designer managed to copy the graphic glass surfaces – the paper becoming the mold and the new object. Wouldn’t these look fun on a summer picnic tablecloth?
The Mold project is part of a personal reflexion about copying objects and the foundation of creativity process : we all copy from different sources that may not necessarily be recognizable in their original state.
“We learn from copy, this is a truth that everyone would agree with. But the truth that what we actually design is based on copy, will not be taken easily. What we neglect in this phenomenon is that we actually create our own autonomy through copying.
When we copy, we make adjustments or progresses, to make it better, more personal, or maybe worse. Or we just simply do it in our own way, which might be different from the so called original. These factors influence the final result of our works, or us as a human being or a designer.” — Liu Hsuantzu
Photos © Liu Hsuantzu