HUACHEN XIN

THE LOST TRADITION

Aroma diffuser design

In the ancient China, incense inserting was always connected with a strong sense of ceremony. People light the incense after taking a shower and changing clothes, then meditate and pursue internal peace around the pleasant smell.

With the accelerating of modern life, people need inner peace more than ever, but such a ceremony is already rare to see. So I consider designing an aromatherapy humidifier to preserve the action of inserting burning incense, hoping that modern people also can find the inner peace as the ancient did through such a ritual action.

KEEP TRADITION THROUGH FORM

Design inspiration comes from traditional Chinese three leg incense burner and spiral rising smoke. The three-foot is a tribute to traditional craft and the helical curves make the device more modern and attractive.

KEEP TRADITION USING METHOD

  • Switch : When the essential oil stick is inserted, the machine starts to work. This is an inovative way to switch and retains the traditional action of incensing.

  • Essential oil stick : The two ends of essential oil sticks are covered with plastic films respectively. The upper film can be uncovered and release the smell.

  • Using : Inserting the essential oil stick into the humidifier. The lower plastic films will be punctured by the sharp internal structure, allowing the essential oil to fall into the sink.

MODEL MAKING