Tainan is the center of culture in Taiwan, which is famous in Phalaenopsis planting. The language of this beautiful flower is, “I love you.” To present the image of blooming Phalaenopsis to the users, the shape of our product is just like the appearance of Phalaenopsis; coated with lacquer, a traditional Asian varnish filled with cultural. Hope the users feel like they are sitting in the atmosphere of blooming Phalaenopsis while using this set of tableware.
To let the general public know more about stone lions and its sculpting culture, we produced picture books and products with the theme surrounding the style, historic origin, and the personal stories of the sculptor of the stone lions.
This artwork is inspired by Fujian-Tulou. A set of designed candlestick symbolize a dwelling located at the foot of mountain. We present it with unpolished bamboo and rattan, ranging from sparse to dense, disperse to gathered, expressing the inseparable relationship of the settlements. The flickering candle flame reflected the shadow of the construction and lighted up the Tulou with a warm atmosphere.
By mending porcelain onto the metal pieces through the skill sets of a craftsman, the once unwanted metal pieces was reused and their life cycle was reopened. The mending technique allows the porcelain to be in a seamless extend, and with this unique feature, I created a series of conceptual vases with mended porcelain and unwanted metal.
Upright to open oysters! Through design to simplify the process, integrate tools, improve Taiwan oyster shuckers occupational injuries and work environment, and give workers more comfortable and effortless work patterns.
Lighthouses, with the previous ship-guiding function that was gradually replaced by technology, will appear its new meaning in this project. Based on the lighthouses in Taiwan, this project contains the well-designed paper models, projection device, assembly instructions, introduction cards to the lighthouses, postcards with illustrations, and scenery guidebook. It aims to present the cultural spotlights of the sites and transfer the lighthouses into new landmarks of the local culture.
Wine is like nothing else but memory. The taste only enhances with the passage of time. In the old days, father and mother brewed nuer hong to record their daughter’s life, or zhuangyuan hong in the hope that the son could make a contribution. The wine, proven by time, contains not only blessing from parents, but great care and love as well. In modern days, we also want to commemorate the love of a friendship or a relationship, along with many other special days in life. By brewing fruit wine with the beloved ones, we, in the far future, will obtain the chance to taste again today’s feelings of interaction that will have been sealed in bottles for years and years. As the day when we unscrew the bottle approaches, the day of memory brewing comes.
“Hello Sabau” is a product which aims to preserve culture and education in the process of promoting in-depth cultural experience in the Taiwan’s aboriginal – Rukai’s hunting culture by teamwork. For tribal children, playing the game allows them to learn their own tradition; tourists can also understand local civilization. Besides edutainment, commercializing the features of minority civilization can be completed, and the benefits are returned to local developments as feedbacks.
This design is a conversion and adaptation of the gold paper as a contemporary dining set, referencing the ritual of praying and dining. The design utilized western design treatment with eastern elements, reducing the stereotypical aesthetic language associated with eastern product. The relationship between the tinfoil and bamboo paper uses scale to create visual impact. Home Craft’s industrial manufacturing process allows it to convert the beauty of gold paper into a new form that can blend into every family, extending and preserving the cultural memories.
The theme of Five Blessings gives five different tang-yung flavors diverse meanings, which are wellness, love in all seasons, fortune, longevity and wealth. Each blessing is paired with various fortunate animals, plants and words. Thus eating tang-yung is not only a tradition but an affection of blessings as well.