2017 / Catering Products / Tabletop Specialities / Professional

Praying Bud -- Incense Burning Flame Retardant Device

  • Prizes
    Silver in Catering Products/Tabletop Specialities
  • Lead Designer
    Zhang Jian
  • Project Link

Incense burning, as a part of oriental
cultural feature, is kept by many countries
currently. It can not only purify air, but
also pray for the beautiful will.One piece of
incense is 30-centimeter-long generally. If
the living room is limited, or you have to
leave due to temporary need and hope the
incense not to be completely burned out,
usually we shall cut off the combustion part
by hand, which is not only wasteful, but also
brings the uncomfortable psychological
feeling by cutting off the combustion
"pray".This type of incense burning flame
retardant device is made of metal. The
appearance consists of two "little buds"; the
"bud" bottom is designed with a circle hole
of the same diameter with the incense, and
they are interactively firmed by small
magnets. When burning the incense, it
requires to select the length of incense to
be burned; get the two parts of buds attach
to the incense column by the magnet effect.
When the incense is burning to the circle
hole at the bottom of metal buds, then the
incense will be naturally extinguished due to
metal isolation, which realizes the objective
of controlling the incense combustion length.
After the incense is extinguished, it shapes
a "bud" model of protruding from the soil,
which means "praying" for the "fresh bud"
sprouting the hope. If it needs to continue
to burn the incense, take off the flame
retardant device, and ignite the incense
easily.There are three models which can be
selected according to the growing state of
"buds" sprouting of the metal retardant
device, meanwhile, it can be matched and
combined alternatively, forming different
postures of "bud" model.
Phrases:
Cut off the combustion part by hand
The incense is automatically extinguished
when meeting the metal retardant device
The magnet is designed at the bottom

Bio
Professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts: From 1995 to 2009, he taught in the Design Institute of Nanjing Academy of Fine Arts, and from 2009 till now he has taught in the Industrial Design Institute of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. In 23 years of design research and teaching practice, we have practiced and explored the emotional design of products and the humanistic thinking of design with nearly 300 pieces of design works. The works have won over 130 design awards.

Other prizes
2018 American Spark Award, Gold Award / 2018 American Spark Award, Silver Award / 2018 Red Dot Concept, Best of best Award / 2018 iF Product Award / 2018 Italy A' Design Award, Bronze Award / 2017 Korea k-designaward, Gold Award / 2017 Korea k-designaward, Bronze Award / 2017 European Product Design Award, Silver Award / 2017 European Product Design Award, Bronze Award / 2017 iF Product Award / 2017 Italian A' Design Award, Bronze Award / 2016 Red Dot Concept, Best of best Award / 2014 Red Dot Concept, Best of best Award / 2014 Red Dot Concept, Best of best Award / 2014 Red Dot Concept, Red Dot Award / 2014 IDEA International Design Award / 2010 Red Dot Concept, Red Dot Award

Photo Credit: Zhang Jian