Octagon: Inspired by Bagua evolved from Tai Chi, Yin Yang and Wu Xing. Through the structural intersection of wood block, metal buckle, the delicate relationship between points, lines and the surface is displayed. Wu Xing represents the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth), heartily experienced through a balanced composition of crafted material making up the Octagon lamp.
The Wood Storm is a desktop installation for visual enjoyment. The turbulence of air flow is made real by a wood curtain as enhanced by lights casted from below for a world without gravity. The installation behaves like an endless dynamic loop. It guides the line of sight around it to seek for the beginning or end point as the audiences are actually dancing with the storm.
Peep Screen is a modular and adjustable free-standing furniture designed for people to partition interior space and create private space. Users can build their unique screens and adjust them at any time. By combining two Chinese culture elements: landscape painting and oil-paper umbrella, this design conveys the emphasis of Oriental cultures on implicit beauty in a faintly discernible way. The designer reinterprets and balances the aesthetic relationship between the East and the West, the tradition and the modernity in a unique and objective language.
This piece is influenced by Japanese calligraphy and street art. For its motif, several kanji characters are combined in a way that they overlap, and since each stroke stretches and shrinks freely, it is difficult to read all of the characters, Apart from its impressions as a painting, there is an intention to make the viewers infer what kind of story is written as a sentence, directing their eyes to the details. The materials used are gold ink for woodblock prints, acrylic paint, and aerosol spray. The frame is built with wood and is coated with a glossy black paint.
The Kime Old Vase intended for the author to see the experiences of the author dying the time to death and the traces of that fact. He defined Kime that the labor consuming human death was visually appearing. Generally in Japan, Kime represents organic heterogeneous on the surface such as the skin of a tree or the human skin. In order to express Kime, he broke the existing vase and reconstruct it by Kintsugi, which is an adhesion act.
Intertidal Deployment Objects collaborate with the marine environment to generate dynamic ceramic surfaces. The designers were excited to work with barnacles, as they are capable of creating uniquely complex and beautiful shells. The concept was to design a modular system of interchangeable ceramic forms that promote barnacle growth. Some sections were submerged into the ocean to grow marine life. Months later, after the barnacles had grown, these components were removed from the ocean and reassembled into completed pieces.