Shengyuan Liu

BFA in Art & Design

Ubiquitous Commonality: Design in Daily Objects

"Every object tells a story if you know how to read it" — Henry Ford

How many objects do you interact with in a day? How much do you know about the objects you use every day? Designed objects are ubiquitous in our daily lives and we encounter these objects without much thought almost every minute. Imagine this––the first mass-produced pencils you use trace back to 1662 in Germany. Other objects, like the ordinary bristle toothbrush, was invented in China in 1498.

This exhibition displays selected objects we use in our daily lives, and it is curated and designed to give you a brief introduction to the history and development of objects we use in the present. Explore, reflect and imagine the objects you interact with in a day in your own life.

Exhibition display rendering front view.

Exhibition display rendering title wall.

Exhibition display rendering wall shelving view 1.

Exhibition display rendering wall shelving view 2.

Exhibition display rendering table.

Exhibition display rendering timeline.