RCA SHOW 2013

Jeongwon Ji

Design Products



BioElectric challenges the archetypes of electronics through material exploration. Industrial processes have streamlined manufactured products, but what if we allow new materials to be expressive and tactile? Like many of today’s electronic components, the Chinese Mitten Crab comes from Asia. This species invades our rivers, and is an unwanted, local resource. Currently, I am extracting Chitin polymers from crushed crab shells, and perfecting chemical-free ‘slow production’ methods to make bio-plastics for the casings of electronic products. Although the production time is longer, this non-toxic process can improve the work life of those who manufacture our electronics.



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jeongwon.ji@network.rca.ac.uk

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Specialism: Platform 17


CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), Product Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2009; BA, Interaction Design, Korean National University of Arts, Seoul, 2006

Work Experience

Material researcher, Chris Lefteri LTD, London, 2012–13; Lighting designer, Kinekt Design, New York, USA, 2010–11; Product design internship, Anthony Dickens, London, 2009–10; Product design internship, Roger Arquer, London, 2009

Exhibitions

Spread Light, Feria Habitat Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 2011; Vertical + Horizontal, Designers' Open, Leipzig, Germany, 2010; RGB, 100% Design London, 2010; D3, IMM Cologne, Germany, 2010

Awards

Winner, Design for All, Future Technology and Daily Living, Seoul Design Foundation, 2010; Shortlisted, Vetreie Bruni: Packaging, Italy, 2007

Publications

Object2, Interior World, 2013; Wallpaper, Tony Chambers, The Wallpaper Group, 2011; Home & Garden, Homes & Gardens Magazine, 2011