Making history wearable...
Kai-Yin is the first to interpret the
cultural past in a contemporary sense
A deep knowledge of- Citation as World’s leading Chinese designer by Hong Kong Design Centre, Dec 2007
Western and Eastern culture and heritage distinguishes Kai-Yin’s design and writing
The designer is acknowledged as being one of the first to do what’s common place today,- Thomson Reuters – James Pomfret, 2011
taking Chinese culture and re-working it into an original, modern form.
......globally recognized as one of the first Chinese designers- Citation as Principal Lecturer, Cross Culture, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, 6 March 2013
to successfully break into the international market, Kai-Yin explores her experiences of designing,
collecting and cultural exchange in the East and West.
…… your books are so very impressive -- Jan Stuart, Keeper of Asia, the British Museum, Dec 2011
the way you look at art, design, and life in a holistic fashion is very special and
that you do it with a historical understanding and true connoisseurship makes you rare indeed.
Art, design and culture are one process.
To be truly eternal design must be both global and local and both broad and focused.
It must also reinvigorate the traditional into the contemporary and
then reinterpret it for future generations.
History and heritage are the basis
and inspiration for original, functional arts and design that reflect your
past, present and future.
Harmony does not require symmetry.
I do my utmost to balance designs materials in terms of
volume and tone rather than matching.
Living with culture is an ongoing emotional, mental, creative and enjoyable experience that should identify, inspire, innovate and
implement in all aspects of life it touches.