The Indigo-Dyed Bamboo Chair / A New Layer II

By combining both the handmade bamboo bending process to the natural indigo-dyed technique normally applied to textiles, We have tried to conceive a new kind of furniture typology. Employing bamboo, which is certainly one of the highest quality in Taiwan– thanks to the bamboo forests –.
This bamboo chair is also simplified in terms of bamboo weaving and refresh the traditional look of the Asian furniture style. It reinforces the aesthetics and sustainability of the chair and introduces a sense of tactility and comfort. Using 1,20 m long bamboo pieces that are bended and assembled, it has a height of around 80,3 cm, a width of 114 cm and a diameter of 76,6 cm.



Led by NTCRI (National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute), the ongoing A New Layer project and platform aims to foster new partnerships between Taiwanese and international designers and craftspeople. In 2017, the project moved into its second phase, with research and development wrapping up this month on “A New Layer II: Crafting Identities / Design Stories from Taiwan”.
In order to transform traditional Taiwanese craftsmanship products into contemporary design objects and furniture, the NTCRI invited Belgium-based curator Lise Coirier as Art Director and 7 internationally based designers from France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, and Switzerland to Taiwan to work with some of the most talented local craftspeople on the island.


Sebastian Herkner
Julie Richoz
Wonmin Park
Anton Alvarez
Jin Kuramoto







本プロジェクト「 A New Layer II 」は、台湾の伝統工芸職人と国際的なデザイナーとのパートナーシップによる活動で、現代の生活様式と伝統工芸技術の融合の形を模索しています。プロジェクトディレクターにベルギーのキュレーターLise Coirier氏を迎え、彼女によって選ばれたフランス、ドイツ、イスラエル、日本、韓国、スウェーデン、スイスの7人の国際的なデザイナーがプロジェクトに参加しています。





A New Layer II / 2017

>Project director
Lise Colreir

Jian Cheng Lin and Wen-Chun Tang (Taiwan)

>Assistant Designer
Chialing Chang

A New Layer II