Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017
An exclusive design exhibition featuring an all-new artisanal furniture collection, Wander from Within is co-designed by Cultural Tastemaker Adrian Cheng and award-winning Japanese designer Shigeru Uchida. The exhibition will run from April 4 to 8, 2017 at the prestigious Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milan, coinciding with the annual Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile Milano.
Uchida Design Inc. is proud to present Wander from Within, the maiden design show of Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 and K11 Art Foundation. It marks the first collaborative project by the late Japanese designer Shigeru Uchida (1943 – 2016) who, through design, explored the sensibilities of the ephemeral and the ritualistic tea ceremony in Japanese culture. Combined with Cheng’s unique use of fine detailing, the collection prompts users to re-think the definition of space and the man-nature connection even in a confined setting.
Comprising five unique furniture pieces, the collection, entitled Khora, is a poetic take on design and is the last furniture collection by Uchida-san, who died in November 2016 before the completion of the designs. The exhibition in Milan will therefore double as a tribute to Uchida-san and his impactful career.
Cheng shares, “I’m very pleased to announce my first furniture collection that was co-designed with Shigeru Uchida. It was a great honour to have worked alongside and learned from the venerable designer who, through this project, continued to inspire, even at the age of 73. With this collection we are illustrating the power and role of furniture, and the essence of Asian sensibilities, particularly in the act of sitting down.”
The collection will be produced in limited numbers, while the prototypes, produced by master Japanese craftsman Chuzo Tozawa, will be brought to Hong Kong following the exhibition for an exhibition and a charity auction.
Wander from Within is set to become a key satellite event throughout the duration of the Milan Design Week.
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