Qing Yi Tea set by Cong Ma

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Qing Yi

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Tea set

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the world-known Chinese writer Bi Feiyu's novel "Qing Yi" which is also known as "The Moon Opera", which was shortlisted for the 2008 Independent Fiction Prize in the UK and was adapted into Peking Opera and dance drama with same name, has drawn a lot of attention and praise. This design made the literary work visual and practical makes the popular literary work exist in another form of art and in different arts filed. Interpret the contemporary life philosophy of "living arts".

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
"Qing Yi" Zisha tea set: handle takes traditional Peking opera's action of swing sleeves as original shape, the knob is inspired by Peking opera's eye makeup. take the shape of water drop for the body.Tea set has used famous intangible cultural heritage, the Zisha firing technique. Tshape of cup base is similar to the shape of carved window in classic Chinese Garden, the side shape follows water waves in order to transmits Peking Opera culture through a simple and modern art design.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The unique handle draws many attention, the shape of cup base is similar to the shape of carved window in classic Chinese Garden, the side shape follows water waves in order to transmits Peking Opera culture through a simple and modern art design. With the specialty of heat preservation and antiseptic of Zisha, tea shall keep fresh for few days.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2017 in Nanjing China and finished in Janurary 2018 in Nanjing, and will exhibite in Triennale di Milano in April 2018.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Zisha, made by special Zisha clay from Yixing, firing at 1200 degrees with the specialty of heat preservation and antiseptic, can keep tea fresh for few days.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Tea pot: Width162mm x Depth110mm x Height128mm Cup:Width 66mm x Height 30mm

TAGS:
Tea set, Chinese novel, Cultural Involution, Qingyi, Peking Opera

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In order to protect the traditional cultural heritage, we decided to make the cross-border fusion of Chinese opera elements and novel works in artistic design. A classic case for cross-border integration, it is an wonderful thing when you have a story to tell behind tea set.

CHALLENGE:
The design of the flying handle is very difficult to achieve, so firing process was a great challenge. During production process, in order to let the design concept come true, designers did many trails and explorations and constantly improve the firing process, finally succeed. This may be the longest flying handle in thousand years of Zisha history.

ADDED DATE:
2018-03-06 12:41:45

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IMAGE CREDITS:
#1: Creator Cong Ma, Qing Yi, 2018
#2: Creator Cong Ma, Qing Yi, 2018
#3: Creator Cong Ma, Qing Yi, 2018
#4: Creator Cong Ma, Qing Yi, 2018
#5: Creator Cong Ma, Qing Yi, 2018


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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Hundredicrafts

PROFILE:
Hundredicrafts is a platform for intangible cultural heritage of creative handicrafts to meet contemporary aesthetic pursuit and modern life needs. In order to bring art to life and highlight aesthetics in our age, we worship creativity as the motivation to inheritance, tradition as inspirations to craftsmanship. Art creativity adds more energy to the inheritance of cultural heritage. We have an ambitious and experienced creative team with international vision and strategies. Based on profound investigation of the market demands, we combine modern design with traditional craftsmanship, exploring a new model to engage people by innovating Chinese traditional crafts and bringing back vitality of tradition.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Qing Yi Tea Set by Cong Ma is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Qing Yi Tea Set by Cong Ma is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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