MUSE Design Awards 2024 - Silver Winner (Product Design - Office Equipment) - Impressionz

Prize: Prize (CDCF)


The "Impressionz" is a remarkable embodiment of heritage craftsmanship seamlessly integrated with modern production prowess. This stamp, crafted for the grand opening of art expositions, is not merely a tool but a narrative of time-honored artisanship meeting the precision of contemporary technology.

Each element of the "Impressionz" is a testament to the legacy of traditional Chinese woodworking, especially the revered dougong, a structural element of interlocking wooden brackets that has been a cornerstone in the construction of Chinese timber frames for millennia. In homage to this, the stamp's design intricately mirrors the complex joinery and aesthetic of the dougong, capturing the essence of architectural elegance that has graced classical Chinese pavilions and temples.

Yet, the stamp is not crafted by the hands of a time-worn artisan but is born from the bed of a state-of-the-art 3D printer, which meticulously sculpts each component with a precision that rivals the steady hand of the ancient craftsman. The synthesis of 3D printing allows for a replication of the dougong's complexity in a way that is both innovative and respectful of the original craft. This modern method of production ensures unparalleled accuracy and consistency, while the design itself is steeped in the rich narrative of Chinese cultural heritage.

The "Impressionz" is a celebration of cultural continuity, where the soul of the past is preserved through the lenses of the future. It represents a dialogue between the meticulous art of handcrafted woodwork and the efficiency of modern manufacturing, a bridge across ages that carries the spirit of tradition into the realm of new-age technology. It is a profound statement in the art world, marking each document with a symbol of enduring legacy and the relentless march of progress.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsInternational Awards Associate