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SALIKA: Reidentify Desiccant
SALIKA - Reidentify Desiccant

Who wouldn’t love nature?
As designers, we enjoy taking inspiration by emulating design ideas and creating solution from it. 
This method is regarded as biomimicry, it could be capturing a unique aesthetic or fasinating technical properties from a nature object. 

Salika is an exploration project that investigate the unique fruit, Salak (snake fruit).
The exterior of the fruit stands out loud however it’s taste falls short on expectations. 
It’s neither sweet, sour nor bitter, simply dry and bland. In contrast, it’s nutritional benefits outweigh many other fruits. 
As the old saying goes ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover ‘, perfectly describe this fruit. It’s a unique proposition for a biomimicry inspiration.
However, in reality, object apperances matter because it help to interpret its fucntionality to a user. 

​​​​​​​​​​Desiccant, although commonly seen, its existence has not understood clearly by consumers as it lacks a proper identity.
However, as consumers, we understand its beneficial properties on this technical product.

Salika explored a change in the perception of desiccant through the usability of the product by introducing a context resemblance.  
With the use of familiar forms and usability consideration, in result invoking thoughts to the consumer on the identity of desiccant towards more as a lifestyle product over technical product. As desiccant is a hazardous product especially towards children, the increase in size helps to avoid the appearance of a candy sachet.

Tyvek, a tear-proof material and heat-sealing were used to prevent the desiccant from revealing.
DID Project Led By: Christophe Gaubert
Special thanks to Besley & Pike (S) Pte Ltd for the
 
Tvyek sample materials 

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