Caldera is a side table inspired by the natural landscape volcano caldera. There are two versions of the design: one is positive that looks like sand dune in desert; the other is negative that looks like a caldera. The design aims to developing a deeper understanding of the form structure relation of the inspiring source (caldera and dune) and functional principles of a product, and then transform it to geometrical and mechanical models. The contour curves of the landscape and the rhythm of its changing is drawn, abstracted, and simplified through morphological analysis with sketches and 3D modeling in addition to prototypes.

Suyin Li
UX/UI Design | Industrial Design | Design Research Miami, FL