Produced by Chen Yung Sheng, a bamboo craftsman from Taiwan, with coffee brown strips. As a practical incarnation of a traditional craftsmanship, it is perfect for storing sundries on a side table.
Bamboo Window Grille Coaster
Inspired by traditional Taiwan window grille elements, with unique dyeing technique, it creates vivid visuals. The double-sided color has no distinction between the front and the back. The use of bamboo timber and skin reflects a diverse color due to its fiber characteristics. The square design can stand alone on the desktop or can be placed as a decoration on the wall.
The work is made of Taiwan Osmanthus and Meng Zongzhu. After 15 steps of cutting the bamboo, the thinnest bamboo strips of only 0.25mm can be used for weaving.
A soft brush can be used to remove dust on the surface. If it is seriously dirty, you can use clean water or dishwashing detergent to wash with a toothbrush, but do not soak.
After cleaning or in a humid state, stand in a dry and ventilated place to dry naturally.
Size: 100 x 100x 10 mm
“There is a fine distinction between ‘art’ and ‘craftsmanship’. ‘Art’ refers to the atmospheric feeling beyond words; while ‘craftsmanship’ has a meaning of daily usage and must be highly integrated with livelihood.”
Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chen Yung Sheng learned the techniques of bamboo weaving while he was studying cultural heritage studies at University. To preserve traditional bamboo craftsmanship, Chen established his studio “Sheng Zhu Gong Fang” to teach and research bamboo weaving techniques across Taiwan, and to restore traditional bambooware.
Chen met Japanese bamboo master Hajime Nakatomi at National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute. He later went to Japan to further his bamboo weaving skills under Hajime Nakatomi’s tutelage, learning how to transform crafts into works of art.