studio KDSZ defines glass cup cores as ancient chinese bowls
studio KDSZ defines glass cup cores as ancient chinese bowls studio KDSZ defines glass cup cores as ancient chinese bowls
jan 12, 2014

studio KDSZ defines glass cup cores as ancient chinese bowls

studio KDSZ defines glass cup cores as ancient chinese bowls
all images courtesy of studio KDSZ




reinterpreting traditional chinese containers, beijing-based studio KDSZ has created the ‘li wai’ series. the outlines of ancient vases and bowls are inserted into the glass vessels, combining a sense of history with objects that can be used in daily life. the double-layered cups vary in their proportion and size, the interior volume is further enhanced when filled with a colorful liquid or item. their transparent skin turns the element held inside into a centerpiece on display. furthermore the contemporary tumbler series ‘li wai’ are all hand-made by a professional artisan.


the outlines of ancient chinese bowls are inserted as an inside volume into the glass vessels



the transparent cups consists of a double-layered volume



image showing the translation of traditional chinese containers into the series



the ‘li-wai’ series by studio KDSZ reinterprets traditional chinese bowl and vase design



the traditional forms are combined with and inserted into the modern design



the containers are hand-made by professional artisan


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