2021 Galleries

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Galleries // 2021 Spark:Spring Student // The Coarse Pottery Air-Humidier

The Coarse Pottery Air-Humidier

Winner - Platinum

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Haibo Hou
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts & Shenzhen Changsen Trading Co.
Team Members: Haibo Hou, YangRuibing Feng & Jijie LuoLi

The Coarse Pottery Air-Humidifier is a pottery object designed for a culturally rich interior environment without the use of electricity. The humidifier is made of Coarse Pottery, which has the right amount of porosity and moisture absorption. Its beautiful and rhythmic wave-like surface form can increase the evaporation area of water to moisten the whole indoor environment. On this basis, The Coarse Pottery Air-Humidifier blends in with the tone of culturally rich interiors as an elegant accessory in the interior.


My absolute favorite entry. Extraordinary use of materials, color, texture, form, thermals (my assumption, usability and sustainability. In addition, product serves a real need to many who need this type of product for health and comfort...

Performance form and traditional technology are merged to create a very usable product. Consideration may be given to the size of the object due to the weight of terracotta. At this scale this object could not be moved (even seasonally) as easily as may be desired...