as an extension of his series of works installed in taipei and at a pier at sun moon lake, taiwanese artist cheng tsung feng has built a third piece inspired by various ethnic traditions. made of bamboo and rattan, the ‘fish trap house II’ has been commissioned by design society culture hub and is located in a recently-completed art center designed by famous japanese architect fumihiko maki in shenzhen.

artist cheng tsung feng builds another fish trap house of bamboo in shenzhen designboom



all feng’s installations are built by hand and meant to imitate a trap catching people like fish. the artist explains that, after deep research, he realized that — even though different ethnic cultures used different shapes and sizes for their fish traps — all of them involved common production thinking and modeling methods. the installation is a combination of those techniques creating a perfect piece, which, in turn, gives us a unique experience of observing how the artist operates with space and light in his work.


artist cheng tsung feng builds another fish trap house of bamboo in shenzhen designboom





artist cheng tsung feng builds another fish trap house of bamboo in shenzhen designboom







artist cheng tsung feng builds another fish trap house of bamboo in shenzhen designboom


project info:


name: fish trap house II

designer: cheng tsung feng

location: the sea world culture and arts center in shenzhen

commission: design society


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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