BOOKNITURE (New)
Lane Crawford SS15
Notification Memo
Home Key
BIG BIG PIXEL
Ping Pong
Dream Car
BIG BIG CURSOR
Tian
304
CW-01
Cloudy
Hua
Dear Van Gogh
Moon Reach Ladder
Eyeclock
Money is Power
Swing pendant lamp
Wobbling table lamp
Climbing vine light
TChair
Shark fin citrus presser
ABOUT

Hua      

2010      


 

 

 

 

 

Hua is a vase inspired by a famous chinese poem " 落紅不是無情物 化作春泥更護花 -龔自珍. "
Its about the life cycle of a blossom「花」 transform back「化」 into nutrition for the upcoming blossom.

 

Project background :

Apart from bringing the Ming / Qing dynasty furniture elements, Mike thinks beyond the Chinese culture and find out that the most represent our asian culture is our characters. In the Chinese characters,  there are special meanings and they are base on Hieroglyphic ( 象形字). Which provides Aura / Narrative ( 意境). 

Mike explores with several Chinese characters and transform them into daily objects which base on the meaning of the words, forms and famous Chinese poem.

 

The shape represents the brush stroke heaviness on writing and the glossy black finishing reflects the ink in chinese calligraphy 

 

 

© Mike Mak Design. 2014