This series of lights was inspired by the natural environment of my neighbourhood in Cam Thanh, a rural district in Hoi An. The project started out to create a balance to the computer based and highly technical design work that I usually work on. Benefitting from the available natural resources and the exquisite local craftmanship, the lamps are made from bamboo, an extremely versatile and ecological material.
All Red Chair lamps are manufactured with a careful eye for detail. Thanks to the experience and the high skills of a local master craftsman the quality and workmanship are consistently high. Different thicknesses of bamboo, assembled with beautiful joints, textile covered cables, Edison-style light bulbs and brass fittings are among the features that make these products truly beautiful.
Another open source DIY project inspired by the current Corona virus crisis. One of the few positive side effects of being locked inside is an increase of time spent with the family. After hours of playing card games, our idea was to update typical card game characters. KING, QUEEN and JACK don't mean much to many people. However, in this time of epidemic everyone can relate to hand sanitizer bottles, breathing masks and toilet paper.
Everybody is invited to print out the PDF documents containing the complete set of cards. If a colour printer is not available for the red cards, the alternative versions can be used and filled in with a red fine tip pen. It would be best to stick the printouts on a thicker type of paper, like drawing paper, to have a real playing card feel.
This series of linocuts takes for subject the vibrant street life of Vietnam which is a constant source of inspiration for the mind of the artist. It features different views ranging from a secluded street in the coconut forest to different street vendors to electricians fixing the wires on a busy street. This personal interpretation of a colourful street life into black and white hides the details from a first glance. Therefore the viewer needs to spend time with the image before its content is delivered to him. Each image has been hand printed on worship paper bought on a countryside market in Hà Giang Province. The wrinkled nature of the paper is perfectly in line with the subject.