Working desk is one of the pieces from the Entity Identity project. This Project was devised by the Belgian trend spotter and curator Veerle Wenes. It involved eleven Belgian and Dutch designers and artists having their ideas and designs produced in traditional materials by Chinese artisans. Each of the participants spent a month in Beijing, where they worked with Chinese craftspeople and with one or more traditional workshops in and around the metropolis.
They were prompted by the experience and by their interaction with Chinese artisans to re-evaluate their design philosophy. The aim of the project was very much to establish a cross-fertilisation between contemporary Western notions and traditional Chinese know-how.
Materials: Elm wood, traditional Urishi lacquered textile
Dimensions: 75 x 113 x 57 cm
Production: Limited batch, 5 nubered pieces