Based in Amsterdam, Boaz Cohen (Israel/Netherlands) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan) founded their interdisciplinary cooperative studio in 2007. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, BCXSY carries a wide range of projects both in The Netherlands and abroad. It puts emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. Their award-winning work has been featured on the world’s most prestigious events and has been exhibited in galleries and museums, such as the V&A in London that acquired their Join Screen, the In Between Glassware at Shanghai Glass museum and New Perspectives at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. With an approach that is playfully deliberate, BXCSY never fails to surprise and inspire. The studio has among its partners and clients: H. Stern, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Philips Lighting, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Domaine de Boisbuchet, Wallpaper*, Calico Wallpaper…
The Fruit Tower
BCXSY have found their inspiration while exploring the vast collection of Taipei’s National Palace Museum and being drawn to the numerous artifacts shaped as natural elements – from rocks to plants and animals. The somehow surreal characteristics of those objects was also found back in the colorful, exotic displays of seasonal fruits, often observed in juice shops. Their Fruit Tower is a playful combination of what they saw at the museum and what they experienced in real life situations. Working with the craftsman, Jian-Fu Zhong, has allowed them to explore the ceramic craft further and to achieve The Fruit Tower and its variations by finding out – thanks to the moulding process beforehand – the right balance between the shape of the fruit as they become more and more abstract and beautified with jade-like colours while being glazed. All of those Fruit Towers will become functional objects like vases… referring to iconic vegetal shapes in homage to Taiwan’s culinary symbols, traditions and contemporary life.
The Fruit Table final prototypes