The Clamp Collection - The Unadorned Adornment
Drilling Lab and its products unveil the “revealing one’s true self” philosophy. It unloads all the superfluous embellishments, interpreting the vitality and aesthetics of factories and machining processes in a playful approach.
Titled “Clamp,” the first collection which is produced by the traditional factory in Taiwan, explores the structure of clamp in the shape of rings. The collection has been developed in two different forms, type A and type B. Type A is constructed out of two pieces embedded with a screw, while type B is integral conformation with an exposed screw.
The best part is that one could assemble or dissemble the ring with the screw and hex key enclosed. Coming in 3 different colors, the screw adds the perfect finishing touch to the piece expressing the user’s individualized character.
Enchanted by the sturdy, straight-forward and unadorned properties of things made with traditional techniques and machining components, the designer gives no extra surface treatment and retains the casual and rugged touch in the ring collection.
It echoes the designer’s intention of creating something genuine, unpretentious and simply lasts. As a fashion tool, the ring places special attention on the user's personality, making it a great statement piece of one's identity.
Lu-Wei Chen is the founder of Drilling Lab, based in Taipei, Taiwan. The designer is active not only in accessory design but in a variety of creative activities, including home products, furniture and exhibition design.
Lu-Wei Chen believes that design could be both functional and poetic. In any design project, he aims to surpass the basic requirements of products and challenge conventional thoughts with innovative design that is functional, efﬁcient and aesthetically delighting.