Molding Plan is a project focused on molding, the common interior ornament used to cover transitions or create added detail in classical decorative household. Traditionally made from solid wood, strips of moldings are with various profiles to create graded shadows. It used to play an essential role in home decor in early days while it is no longer popular nowadays.
The project purposes to make use of the indigenous arc and the beveled edge which is initially devised to create an open space behind the molding in order to conceal mounting. Depending on varying features of each molding, the architectural details are transformed into functional objects with a purpose. The final outcome are a set of containers, desktop organizers and lights.
The whole series are manufactured by wood craftsmen in Ningxia Road in Taipei, Taiwan where huge accumulated stocks of moldings are kept. The street, the wood industry and resources gather, is with profound traditional manufacturing base and techniques. Molding Plan hopes to rethink this architectural material and bring out more possibility of it, utilizing plentiful resources of an age-old place in Taipei City as well as gathering people’s attentions to the traditional woodworking industry.