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A New Layer Taiwan in Basel

The results of A New Layer II are being exhibited for the first time as part of the Curio at Design Miami/Basel

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Text by Noëlle Gardener

Led by NTCRI (National Taiwanese Craft Research and Development Institute), 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 Swedish designer Matti Klenell with TAF Architects, Stina Löfgren and Carina Seth Andersson. In 2017-20118, the project 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 seven 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. The list includes Anton Álvarez (SE), BCXSY – Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto (NL-IS-JP), Sebastian Herkner (DE), Jin Kuramoto (JP), Wonmin Park (SK) and Julie Richoz (FR-CH).

The result of these projects are being exhibited for the first time as part of A New Layer Taiwan at Design Curio on Design Miami/Basel from June 12-17, 2018.

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THE NEW KOJI
Anton Álvarez (Sweden-Chile) and Zhong-Zheng Chen + Chi-Li Hsiao (Taiwan)
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THE BRIDGE BAMBOO BENCH
Sebastian Herkner (Germany) and Ming-An Wu (Taiwan)
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THE BAMBOO CHAIR
Jin Kuramoto (Japan) and Jian Cheng Lin (Taiwan)
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THE CONG COLLECTION
Julie Richoz (Switzerland/France) and Chin-Mei Huang (Taiwan)
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THE CLAY TABLE
Wonmin Park (South Korea) and Wen-Yi Kung + Chin-Mei Huang (Taiwan)
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THE FRUIT TOWER
BCXSY (Israel/Japan/Netherlands) and Jian-Fu Zhong (Taiwan)
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THE NEOLITHIC COLLECTION
Jin Kuramoto (Japan) and Jian-Fu Zhong + Clay+art & Craft Co. (Taiwan)
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