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Gathering Table

Consisting of 9 plates and a dining table, Gathering Table is a system that illustrates a family reunion scene. In Chinese, family gathering, "Tuan Yuan" is composed with two characters, which "Tuan" means union, and "Yuan" means full circle. The completeness of the family reunion is highly valued in my home country. I want to bring the awareness of this phenomenon. Inspired by the spinning tables in Chinese restaurants, Gathering Table is designed for easily sharing dishes in a circle. It works its full function when all the plates are on the rail, while taking plates off the table will make the system dysfunctional. Gathering Table is expressing my family's shared emotions about me, being abroad, missed 4 consecutive family reunions. The family gathering won't be achieved, even if there is only one missing piece.

Sharing food becomes harder when plates are taken out

Sharing food becomes harder when plates are taken out

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