Where form meets function

Preserving Taiwanese craft might be the underlying theme of new design brand Yii, but the Brick Plan Collection also fits beautifully in the current trend for industrial aesthetic.

Designed by Rock Wang and produced by Pei-Ze Chen, the collection includes bowl, vase and tray. Each piece is hand formed from an existing block of brick. The brick said to be a “symbol of Taiwanese culture” influenced by 17th-century Dutch colonization. The stern nature of the material balances wonderfully with the curves of Chen’s crafted forms. The collection as a whole manages to successfully blend contemporary form, historic reference, and Yii’s desire to keep traditional craft alive. (via Contemporist).

View all the Brick Plan forms after the jump.

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