A New Layer Taiwan aims to foster new partnerships between international designers and Taiwanese craftsmen. From 2012-2016, A New Layer I was led by the Swedish designer Matti Klenell with TAF Architects, Stina Löfgren and Carina Seth Andersson. In 2017-18, the project has moved into its second phase of research and development A New Layer II: Crafting Identities/ Design Stories from Taiwan. In order to transform traditional Taiwanese craftsmanship products into contemporary design objects and furniture, the NTCRI invited Belgium-based curator Lise Coirier as Art Director and 7 internationally based designers from France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, and Switzerland to Taiwan to work with some of the most talented local craftspeople on the island : Anton Alvarez (SE) Bcxsy - Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto (NL-IS-JP), Sebastian Herkner (D), Jin Kuramoto (JP), Wonmin Park (KO) and Julie Richoz (FR-CH). The result of these 7 projects with local Taiwanese craftsmen will be exhibited for the first time as part of A New Layer Taiwan at Design Curio on Design Miami/Basel from 12 until 17 June 2018.
Art Director: Lise Coirier, Pro Materia
Scenography: Julie Richoz
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
Curio is Design Miami/’s newest exhibition platform which invites designers, curators, innovators and gallerists to present cabinets of curiosity throughout the fair. The program spans the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and emphasizes surprising installations of scientific and technological research alongside handcraft and creative production. The Curios are interspersed amongst Design Miami/’s core galleries, infusing the fair’s exhibition program with inventive snapshots of today’s design landscape.
The New Koji by Anton Alvarez (Sweden-Chile) & Zhong-Zheng Chen + Chi-Li Hsiao (Taiwan)
The Bridge Bamboo Bench by Sebastian Herkner (Germany) & Ming-An Wu (Taiwan)
The Bamboo Chair by Jin Kuramoto (Japan) & Jian Cheng Lin (Taiwan)
The Cong Collection by Julie Richoz (Switzerland/France) & Chin-Mei Huang (Taiwan)
The Clay Table by Wonmin Park (South Korea) & Wen-Yi, Kung + Chin-Mei Huang (Taiwan)
The Fruit Tower by BCXSY – Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto (Israel/Netherlands – Japan) &Zhong Jian-Fu + Wen-Yi, Kung (Taiwan)
The Neolithic Collection by Jin Kuramoto (Japan) & Zhong Jian-Fu + Clay+art & craft co.(Taiwan)
Founder, Pro Materia
Art Director, A New Layer II: Crafting Identities / Design Stories from Taiwan
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