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Brooke Zhang Portfolio

Welcome to my portfolio page, where I show my past project that I have worked on.

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HOOP STOOL

The Hoop Stool is inspired by a versatile long oval shape that we see replicated in our everyday lives. By emphasising and exaggerating the armrest of the stool and paring with the thin and discrete metal structure, Hoop Stool displays playfulness and tidy design in harmony.

2021-Workshopped Exhibition

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LOOP & WAVY

The continuous wave appeared from the front and disappeared at the other end, serves as an armrest and backrest of the wavy chair. A small side table for the perfect cup of coffee on a Sunday morning is the perfect scene to fit this young and vibrant chair in. The Loop Bench emerged by marrying a simple and playful form with bright colour, it brings a hint of summer into the home. The naive shape of the legs and backrest allows the colour to pop without any disruptions. 

2021-Dowel Jones Design From Home Competition

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Hand sew over the shoulder bag

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CARRY

A hand-sewn leather bag made for cross-body traveling on bikes. The long slim profile allows the bag to stay beside the body while on the bike.

2019-Leatherwork

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Model-Making

With my experience in analog and digital fabrication, I have been approached by a various clients for producing a wide range of models including award trophies and exhibition models.

2018-2020

Hand Carved Wood Utensil Set
Hand Carved Wood Utensil Set

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Hand Carved Wood Slim Tray
Hand Carved Wood Slim Tray

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Hand Carved Wood High Plate
Hand Carved Wood High Plate

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Hand Carved Wood Utensil Set

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YOHAKU

Designed around the philosophy of “the beauty of a pause or a blank space between words”, Yohaku is a set of hand-carved and turned wood utensils that celebrate the beauty of simple and geometric shapes. Each piece is unique due to its natural timber grain and the imperfections of the carving process. Made for modern individuals in a fast-paced life, seeking for a moment to slow down, these pieces are hand-carved and turned, then waxed with a homemade coconut and beeswax seal.

2018-Workshopped Exhibition

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Woodwork

I have always been a hands-on person, craft and making are ingrained in my life. Woodworking is a longtime passion of mine. Over the years after graduated from university, I picked up spoon carving and wood turning. Until now, I and still carving and chiseling away during my free time.

2016-Present

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ZHANG-BZ-DENTRO1-0201-ACRYLIC-17cmx9.5cm

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brooke-0023

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Dentro Vase Set

Dentro is a set of sculptural vases constructed by layering acrylic. Aiming to explore the beauty of clear acrylic, the contrast between the geometric outer shape and organic, flowing inside, creates a well-balanced sculptural piece. The transparency of acrylic allows the complex and dynamic shaped to be revealed, whilst also creating an illusion of depth when looking from either end of the vase. 

2016

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PORTRAITS-321-11

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SHENG1

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SHENG

SHENG is a conversational, interactive rocking stool that creates a symbiotic relationship between microalgae and the user. The rocking stool was designed around the bright potential of algae in energy, agriculture, and food. With the full intention of bringing algae back to the publics' eye, SHENG is designed to make algae a new type of "house pet" by introducing the rocking interaction.

2015-Honours Project

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Inspired by the beauty of traditional Asian flying roofs, Eight Mile is retro and young.

Round glasses body softened the straight profile. Designed to be the retro touch to the outfit, Eight Miles can also steal the show with bright, fun colours.

2015-Glasses Brand Collaborated University Project

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Peanut

Balancing skills are crucial for 3 to 6 years old kids to develop that aids their control over their weight and body. Playing and socializing help them to develop their connection to others. The Peanut is designed to be a kid's keen height to help prevent fall injury from height.

2014-B&R Collaboration University Project

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The brief is to design a radio that is inherent to the style and material of an existing brand of choice.  Sennheiser has a rich history of producing professional audio equipment with a distinctive traditional style. With the newly announced Momentum series, the brand started to explore the retro industrial style with its headphones. The radio echoed their approach in style, colour, and material.

2013-University Project