I was inspired by the cultural heritage and element of Tainan, an old city of Taiwan. "ChuangHua" pronounce in chinese meaning the traditional chinese tracery, which is the most facinating element one's can find every corner in this city. I just want to have a unique furniture designed in structure, manufacturing technology, material used with cultural element. Tracery pattern and Red in White was used as festive and auspicious image. Sheet metal bending to give overall structure a simple clean and neat structure form.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
”ChuangHua Tracery”, the chinese tracery furniture set, is the remarkable integration of cultural succinct structure designed with exquisitely sheet metal fabrication, presenting a series of cultural-fashion home furniture and decoration. Free from the traditional metallic image of hard, cold and heavy, highly beauty by its vivid reddish color setting off in purely white , auspiciously engraved pattern of traditional chinese tracery and using Sheet metal bending technique that generate aesthetically simple clean and neat in structural shape designed.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This chinese Tracery set of furniture fit for home deco, commercial space , hotel or studio. Each piece of the furniture is just good enough to be stand-alone or to be presented in a whole set which brings the upmost ambience to the environment. When light pass through the laser cutting tracery pattern, the shadow projected onto the surrounding wall that shows a glimpse of beauty.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project was partially funded by Government grant, started in Febuary 2014 in Tainan, and finished the first stage in August 2014, 2nd stage started in April 2015 and ended in March 2016, and was exhibited in Taiwan Creative Expo in April 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Production Tech: Metal Bending, Welding, Laser Cutting and Engraving.
Material: Galvanized Sheet metal.
Painting: Powder Paint Coating.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
2.Stand Light, W40cm*D30cm*H140cm
3.Low Stool, W35cm*D35cm*H45cm
Chinese Tracery, Sheet Metal, Furniture, Bookshelf, Stool, Stand Light.
The background of this project was initiated by Economic Development Bureau of Tainan City Government, I was called to give a hand to a local sheet metal factory, helping the factory to transform and upgrade leaded by design.The main objectives is to transform the company from a traditional manufacturing factory into the aptness of cultural creative. After several times of communication, design effort imposed. This set of furniture in unique shape with chinese tracery pattern comes to realise, eventually made its first appearance in 2016Taiwan Creative EXPO which had won the Cultural Creative Award.
The most challenging issue in this project is the communication between designer and the factory. In order to let the traditional manufacturing company to transform, takes time to communicate with management personnel as well as on site worker, in order to implement the design.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Chung-Sheng, Chen: Tainan University of Technology, Chih-Hua, Kuo:Taiwan Innovation Metal Corporation and acdesign associates International Co.,Ltd.
ChungSheng Chen-TuTech.ChihHua Kuo-TIMC, 2016.
Patent Holder: acdesign associates International Co.,Ltd.
Taiwan Innovation Metal Corporation.
2015. Taiwan Intellectual Properties Office.