9 Chim Cups

Chim (Singlish)

Pronounced as 'cheem' which means "deep" in Hokkien/Teochew dialect. It is very often used in Singapore to describe something or a situation that is extremely hard to understand or comprehend.


Using a simple object such as cups, I explored different ways of showing some of the different emotional traits that is within us. Think of liquid as a form of communication or interaction between the user and the object and understand how it differs between each cup.

The objective of this exploration is to evoke thinking and self-reflection on one's traits.

Year: 2017
Material: Ceramic
Category: Object Design, Art Exploration