Ota Plates are a set of display dishes inspired by the similarity between the ridged patterns on the walls of traditional houses in Kyoto and the banana leaf; a commonly used leaf in the preparation of food in Singapore, namely ‘Otah’ - a local grilled fish cake wrapped in a banana leaf.

The resulting design is an object representative of both cities; a union bridging both cultures and societies.

Part of the Exchanged Forms Series, a curated design collection in collaboration with the Design Incubation Centre (National University of Singapore) and Kyoto Design Lab (Kyoto Institute of Technology).

under guidance of Patrick Chia