Since 1988, Alan Chan has authored more than 40 tea-related projects. Most of the projects, from brand positioning, logo, interior design to tea ware design, are presented through art installation. Tea journey unveils the experience and relationship between people and tea within space. The design of the bird cage originated from the Canton tradition of bringing songbirds in a cage when drinking tea in the 1950s – a time where tea drinking is an art and part of a lifestyle. Equipped with a Kyoto bamboo forest installation, it sets the scene for peaceful meditation to enjoy a grand view of design and art upon stepping into the bird cage.
The four “Wisdom Towers” in the exhibition showcased tea sets, tea-related design works and iron teapots that were purchased from around the world.
Date of Talk: 1st of June, 2018
Date of Exhibition: 1st to 4th of June, 2018
Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Center