The Neolithic Collection / A New Layer II

The Neolithic Collection is inspired by the neolithic objects seen at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Yingge is an artistic town in Taiwan which is specialized in ceramics. Located in the Southwest of Taipei, it belongs to the New Taipei City. Considered as Taiwan’s ceramic landmark, Yingge’s ame is renowned for more than two cen- turies. Since 2000, the Yingge Ceramics Museum is promoting both traditional and contemporary ceramics from pottery to porcelain, highlighting the history and modernity of the local artists and factories. Yingge is also famous worldwide thanks to its Taiwan Ceramics Biennale founded in 2004.



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 / 2018

>Project director
Lise Colreir

Jian Cheng Lin and Wen-Chun Tang (Taiwan)

>Assistant Designer
Chialing Chang

A New Layer II