I'm a Taiwanese designer living in Helsinki. I designed a series of products crafted by local Taiwanese artisans with a modern Scandinavian view to it. The rush-weaving craftsmanship is local to the region dated back 280 years ago; however, the industry has been in steady decline mainly due to industrialization, so I worked in co-operation with the Taiwan Yuan-Li Handiwork Association to keep these traditional crafts alive and ensure employment within the artisan community. The craftsmen that are a part of this association benefit from fair trade and decent salaries.
from MiaoLi, Taiwan
Modern designs inspired by traditional craftsmanship.