DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP
Chen-Ta Hsieh – In Between: [Squares&Circles)
Diploma project by Chen-Ta Hsieh
Mention Très bien In Between: [Squares&Circles] features a series of objects which are meant as an exploration and understanding of the various cultural connotations of geometric shapes. In Eastern culture, the circle and the square represent a philosophy of life, i.e. the capacity to be gentle without losing sight of the principle or the concept, whereas in the West, they represent rationality and mathematical principles that exist in an objective way, i.e. the form. With form and concept we create objects; with objects, we shape culture. Inspired by this principle, this collection has been developed using leather moulding techniques. As an Eastern designer studying in the West, I am aiming to foster coexistence between typology and materiality, while exploring digital fabrication applied to leather craftsmanship.