2020 / Home Interior Products / Interior Decoration / Student


  • Prizes
    Winner in Home Interior Products/Interior Decoration
  • Lead Designer
    Wenxi Qi & Hengbo Zhang
  • Design Team
    Wenxi Qi & Hengbo Zhang
  • Project Link
  • University
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Libra is visible to the naked eye because of its four brightest stars. The graceful lines between them create a sense of balance in the night sky. In Latin, libra means balance.

Libra is an essential oil diffuser that balances itself by relying solely on the single-point support of the center of gravity. Libra only needs a gentle flick by the user to diffuse oil through its swing. Users can drip the essential into the higher metal ball and allow it to flow along the thin hollow tube into the white wool balls on both sides. When Libra swings, the essential oil will be diffused to the air.

Design for Hengbo Zhang is a language worth learning for a lifetime. It is the tool he uses to create communication between people and the products they use. He hopes to use it rationally to communicate with people and help them solve problems, and emotionally connect and build empathy.

Other prizes
Graduate Student Merit Awards Winner - IDSA | 2021 Winner - iF Design Talent Award | 2019 Featured Finalist - IDEA Award | 2020 Gold - Global Footwear Awards | 2021 Gold - International Design Award (IDA) | 2019 Bronze - International Design Award (IDA) | 2019 Winner - European Product Design Award | 2020 Winner - A’Design Award | 2019 James Avery Full Scholarship & Fellowship | 2018-21

Photo Credit: Wenxi Qi & Hengbo Zhang