Concave Diffuser

Intention: Rolled aluminium anodized
or powder coated, Injection polypropylene
Prototype: Printed nylon, Formed styrene

Concave is an aroma diffuser attempting to focus on the ritual quality of using such an object. The rolled metal form takes on a shape that cradles the smoke which billows out of the diffuser. Along with the framing of the vapor that emerges, emphasis was placed on the funnel cover that caps and contains the water chamber. With the inclusion of the lid with a funnel capacity it eliminates the finicky task of always removing the cover to refill the water reservoir, common to most diffusers.

B. 1992 Taipei, Taiwan. Oscar Shu Hao Kwong is a product designer. He studied Industrial design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Since his degree he has been part of Harbourfront Centre’s Artists in residence program, in Toronto Canada. This opportunity allowed him the space to firmly and independently establish his sensibilities. In 2017 he was admitted as part of The Bauhaus Lab, an annual program examining the transcultural legacies of the school. From 2019 to 2021 he enrolled at ECAL in Switzerland for a Masters of Product design. His work examines the poetic spirit that spans all our cultural artifacts, and attempts to translate these feelings through the expression of our everyday objects.