“Spike Away” is the ingenious creation by industrial designer Siew Ming Cheng made during a workshop given by the award winning furniture designer Werner Aisslinger at the National University of Singapore. Students in the workshop were to come up with a problem for which they could hack a solution using ordinary objects, no matter how strange the results, per the art of Chindogu. In this case, it was how to protect one’s personal space on the crowded subway.
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