Frost Design was the lead consultant in the creation of an Information Kiosk in an existing pagoda in Sydney’s Chinatown. The sliding semi-circle of glass screens open to reveal a red interior that houses a wall of shelving for brochures, pamphlets and tourist information by day; the Kiosk is then transformed into a lantern at night.
Frost Design worked with the City of Sydney and a group of consultants to ensure that the design had longevity and also resonated with the community.
Pamela Mei-Leng See, an artist specialising in paper cut works, was engaged to create a design for the six x 230kg curved walls that encased the Kiosk. The paper-cuts represent the residual chrysanthemum flowers in a ceramic vessel after the tea has been steeped and poured. In addition to the symbolism of making a tea reading for good fortune, the ceramic pattern underneath the flowers is intended to bring prosperity (fish) and longevity (stork). The paper-cuts were scaled and translated onto the glazed walls. At night the pattern is backlit by 4,000 hand placed LED lights.
Frost Design partnered with Lacoste + Stevenson and a consultant team consisting of Lighting, Art & Science, Simpson Design Associates, Philip Chun and Morris Goding.