From their original design "Mathematics" scissors, YEN OBJECT explored more material and concept of stationary. In this year, YEN OBJECT re-designed the stationary set of the concept "Empty- Solid" from Eastern philosophy to mix Western geometric sharp as a new architecture on the desk. And they also extend "Mathematics" idea on different products. It's a great time to have a deep understand YEN OBJECT right now, and see you there in M&O!
CHINA INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR
2017 11-14 September /
7 venue: 2B 29, Hall 12
National Exhibition and Convention Center HongQiao, Shanghai
YEN OBJECT will announce new design in Maison & Objet Paris, from September 8-13, Hall 7.
See you there!
There should be no doubt in your mind that the mesmerizing tea set before you is completely unique. Imagined by Ian Yen, the Float Tea Set is made of a minimalist teapot and matching teacups, designed with cast iron in mind, with this unconventional teapot featuring a full-moon-like handle and a straight pointing spout.
The various nuances that result while pouring and sipping tea with, thanks to the lovely ink tones and polished surfaces used for this set, will make tea lovers everywhere feel like they’re floating on a puffy white cloud, careless and relaxed. The Taiwanese artist also designed a V-shaped base for the Float tea set, that’s functional and somewhat reminiscent of the hidden streams within a valley.
YEN OBJECT will announce new product series in Maison & Object!
from Sept 8-12, Paris.
see you there!
We will update of our portfolio in stationary and lifestyle and have a new light design. See you there!
From September 8-12 in Paris Nord Villepinte.
The design of “SOUL CHAIR” tried to discuss the relationship between East and West. In Asia, Eastern culture is the base of the life but affected by Western, such as Asia people still wear western suit as a polite instead of the traditional clothes. And the design team tried to project this point of view in the chair design.
the unique ‘float’ tea set from ian yen is an embodiment of modern cast iron design, comprising of one teapot and matching teacups. minimalist as it is, this unconventional teapot has a full-moon-like handle and a straight pointing spout. brilliantly polished, the ink tones of the ‘float’ tea set shine with variations while pouring and sipping, just like splash-ink — a technique of chinese ink-painting. in the steam and light while enjoying the tea time at ease, the users feel floating effortlessly in a skiff on the lake in the full moon.
Starting in 2009, Ian Yen joined most Taiwanese designers in gradually shifting his company’s focus to mainland China. Yen, who has worked in both Taiwan and China for many years, is well qualified to speak on the reasons behind this shift in strategy. “If you ask me for my takeaway on running design firms in Taiwan and in China, I think the most important thing is that the market determines the direction of our business,” he states with confidence.
After many years teaching in notable universities in Taiwan, including Shih-chien University and the Taipei University of Technology, Yen started his own design firm, Y x R Design, with branches in both Taiwan and China. Over many years in business, Y x R Design has accomplished a lot, and subsequently been honored with numerous major international awards. Due to his extensive experience, Yen has his own take on the relationship between contemporary huaren design and the huaren (Chinese-speaking) market.
“In addition to countless homegrown design firms springing up in tier-one cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, China’s design industry is also enriched by the many renowned global design firms that have established offices in China. In such a broad and open market, not only can the design industry flourish, competition is also extremely fierce. This kind of positive competition is an excellent catalyst for the development of contemporary huaren design,” says Yen.
Market differences between Taiwan and China have led to differences in how the design industry on the two sides have developed, as Yen explains from the perspective of both users and firms. “Designers and design firms need the stimulation of a good market. For designers in Taiwan, competition is just as fierce as in China, but unfortunately, due to the limitations of the market, most Taiwanese companies are not able to produce distinct design,” he explains.
“When people think of all designs as the same, then the only market advantage design firms can hope to obtain is through price competition,” Yen continues. “Most Chinese companies value design because of positive market feedback. Thanks to enormous market demand, companies are gradually realizing that good design can drive the sale of their products. For designers and design firms, the profits from the high volume of production and sales means that they can charge higher fees. This positive market cycle has resulted in a flourishing design industry.”
Ian Yen is confident that contemporary huaren design is influencing the consumer market. “It’s undeniable that, for younger huaren consumers, the rapid iteration of products is nothing new,” he notes. “Younger consumers need innovation, so for huaren designers, design firms, and even companies, each new iteration of a product must be better than the last. With this goal in mind, the quality of huaren design is growing every year.” Yen believes that each experience he has of designing for the huaren market contributes to the growth of himself and his company, and that the current market continuously pushes designers forward.
Yen says that only a broad, open, and competitive market can force companies to recognize the importance of design and consumers to value the concept of branding. These developments will raise the standards across the market, in turn creating more opportunities for huaren designers in the future.
About Ian Yen
Ian Yen is the director of Y x R Design and a part-time lecturer at Shih-chien University and the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan. He has participated in Milan Design Week and Tokyo Design Week, and been honored in major design competitions such as the international iF and Red Dot design awards. He is one of the few Taiwanese industrial designers with training in architecture. His unique background and ensures him a perspective that is different from that of most designers, and pushes him to develop new ideas around design and entrepreneurship.
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designed by iAN Yen & Design YXR
The design of "SOUL CHAIR" tried to discuss the relationship between East and West. In Asia, Eastern culture is the base of the life but effected by Western, such as Asia people still wear western suit as a polite instead of the traditional clothes. And we tried to project this point of view in the chair design. In "SOUL CHAIR", Eastern culture is the soul of the chair and Western culture forms the body of it. From extracting the soul, we saw a new relationship between East and West; one of them becomes the support of another. And the shape becomes lighter and looks like floating in the air.
Why we need design in business? How design helps business to win? What design makes to change the business game? iAN Yen shared his 15 years experience in design field to cooperate with enterprise to build a new business model and win the business game in design perspective.
YEN OBJECT is glad and expect to invite you to visit our new collection announcement from 12 to 17 of April
An opportunity to meet us, touch closely our news and much more…
Attachment please find the press kit of our new collection and other products infomation.
DESIGN YXR is invited in SHANGHAI ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION 2016. welcome to visit us!!
DESIGN YXR will attend the exhibition of Shanghai Art & Design, from 2016/1/10 to 2016/3/15, welcome to visit us!!
於11月底參與德國法蘭克福東京國際家居展(以下簡稱IFFT)，IFFT展為日本最大最權威的家具家居行業貿易類設計展一年兩會。今年針對展覽特展主題: 旅店，YEN OBJECT衍物挑選了四組已做量產評估並合適旅館業者採購產品”虛實西洋棋、飄香香氛儀、數字剪刀及浮山茶具組”至展會中接觸日本代理及零售市場。
Design YXR got good feedback from Tokyo IFFT and we will keep providing good design for everyone!
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YEN OBJECT joined the "On Design" exhibition in Interior Lifestyle China Exhibition.