Furniture is often associated with home, enclosures and comfort, with specific roles to play. What if furniture is designed to go beyond this boundary of physical sensibility, to sever one’s physical connection from daily life, channelling the mind to live in the ephemeral, singular moment far from the ordinary?
Re-exploring the definition of spaceand the man-nature connection
AN ARTISANAL FURNITURE COLLECTION
The cultural entrepreneur and designer graduated from Harvard University (Cum Laude) before furthering his education at Stanford Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies, where he developed an appreciation for Japanese culture and design. He founded K11, a museum-retail concept that combines art and commerce, and K11 Art Foundation in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The latter supports and incubates young emerging artists and curators in Greater China, while catapulting them to the international stage. He is a Board Member of MoMA PS1, and a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts. He was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for his continuing contribution to the arts and cultural scene in Hong Kong. In 2016, Adrian co-designed the acclaimed high jewellery collection Le Labyrinthe Artistique that fetched over USD 3.8m in an auction. Through K11 and K11 Art Foundation, he is orchestrating an artisanal living in Greater China through innovation, art and culture.
(1943 – 2016)
As a leading Japanese designer, Uchida engaged in diverse design projects worldwide from architectural interior, furniture and industrial design to urban planning. His major works are series of boutiques for Yohji Yamamoto, the Kobe Fashion Museum, the Tea Rooms ‘Ji-an, So-an, Gyo-an’. He was also involved in the overall concept design for hotels including Hotel Il Palazzo, Oriental Hotel Hiroshima, The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon and Sapporo Grand Hotel. His works are held in permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Conran Foundation, M+ Museum and others.
He was a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Mainichi Design Award and Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Award, and was honoured with Medal of Purple Ribbon and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossette.
World Tour:Adrian Cheng and Uchida Design Inc.cordially invite you to the Asia Debut of
Wander from Within
- DateSeptember 20th – October 22nd, 2017(Opening party on September 23rd, by invitation only)
- AddressGana Art Center Hall 3 28, Pyeongchang 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
- New York
- Hong Kong