Huizhen Huang, Weikun Tang「DONG」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Vase design
|Material:304 stainless steel, Dong cloth (egg white fabric)
|Technique:The origami technique in fashionTraditional Dong cloth making technique, botanical dyeing, hand beating
|Year:2023
|City, Country:Beijing, China

RESTUDIO唐偉焜(左)黃惠貞(右)_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

Founded in 2018, RESTUDIO is a design organization oriented towards research on materials. With materials being the first perspective, it pursues a three-dimensional and unique material and product experience by maintaining openness and creativity while incorporating a systematic and sustainable design approach.

RESTUDIO成立於2018年,是一個以材料研究導向的設計組織。以材料為第一視角,保持開放性創造力的同時,結合系統性永續的設計方法,追求立體獨特的材料與產品體驗。

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.
關於傳統與未來、永續與時尚生活的看見

I believe "tradition" is the accumulation of experiences passed down from predecessors across different historical backgrounds, encompassing thoughts, culture, artistic customs, and many other aspects. The continuation of tradition involves absorbing the experiences of our predecessors and integrating them with the current era's context to produce content that aligns with contemporary lifestyles. Its significance lies in providing a channel for people today to understand "tradition."

我認為「傳統」是前人在不同時代背景下沿傳而來的經驗累積、包含思想文化、藝術風俗等各個面向。而傳統的延續是我們吸收前人的經驗,並結合當下時代背景輸出符合當代生活方式的內容。它的意義在於它提供了一個讓當下人們了解「傳統」的管道。

RESTUDIO_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work
關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

As a carrier of local culture in the process of cultural convergence, local craft, similar to language, is more likely to be an endangered part.

The DONG project explores the potential application of bright cloth, which is originally widely used in the apparel industry. In the whole process, we attempt to place Dong cloth which should have been worn on items, and finally make the first product of the DONG series—the DONG VASE.

As more structural designs are developed, Dong cloth can be re-imagined for use in household and even furniture products, which is a continuation of the techniques, aesthetics and ideas of the local culture of Dong.

在文化趨同中作為一種在地文化載體,與語言相似,在地工藝是較為容易瀕危的部分。
DONG計畫探索了侗族亮布作為布料在服飾產業中廣泛應用之外的潛力。試著將“穿於身”的侗族亮布“著於物”,做出了DONG系列的第一款產品-侗瓶。隨著更多結構設計的開發,侗族亮布可以被重新想像應用在家居產品甚至家具產品當中,繼續傳遞侗族在地文化的技術、美學與思想。