Kao-Ming Chen (Taiwan)
Kao-Ming Chenis a researchers, crafts artist and folklore scholar on Taiwanese bamboo. With his comprehensive knowledge on the subject he is of big importance to bamboo art in Taiwan.
Bentboo Tripod with Chen-Hsu Liu and Cocoon Plan Sofa with Rock Wang are part of Spazio Nobile exhibition Formosa: A New Layer Taiwan meet Yii in Brussels (BE).
- Context of bamboo bending
Bamboo is an environmental friendly, natural composite material which has been used in Asia for centuries. It has been explored in a more artistic style applying heat to bend the slender pieces of bamboo. By picking up the right bamboo, removing the knots and the oil, drying and preserving it, by cutting, sawing, carving, gouging, heating, inserting, gluing, assembling and nailing, the pieces of furniture have been achieved in a very artisanal way.