A Long Day
TEXTILE AND FLAVOR CONVERGENCE.
"A LONG DAY" is a collaborative installation featuring knit artist Yu-Mei Huang and the Creative director of BAO, Erchen Chang hosted at BAO Kings Cross. This exhibition seamlessly blends Yu-Mei Huang's textured knit artworks with BAO's emotive illustrations, inspired by the iconic character, Lonely man. Debuting as a part of the September 2023 London Design Festival, this project bridges the domains of textile artistry and gastronomy while honoring the cultural traditions of Taiwan.
The collaboration draws inspiration from the versatile Chinese word "包" (bāo), signifying both "bun" and "bag," and culminates in the creation of "Lonely Bags." These unique pieces combine Erchen's illustrations with knit bags, depicting the various moods people experience after a long day and extends to a captivating textile installation at BAO's Kings Cross.
Yu-Mei Huang, celebrated for her distinctive knit pleats textile, introduces iconic works like the "Plisse knit bag," drawing inspiration from Taiwan's ubiquitous red-striped plastic market bags. These sustainable accessories, meticulously crafted through pleats knitting and hand-printing techniques, stand as a testament to durability, versatility, and a commitment to zero-waste principles, all while upholding the highest standards of artisan craftsmanship.
By reimagining the Taiwanese street market tradition, where individuals gather after a long day to savor food and carry their finds in red plastic bags, we extend a cordial invitation for you to join us at BAO King's Cross during the London Design Festival in September 2023. "A LONG DAY" celebrates creativity, culture, and the beauty of collaboration, all within a setting where textile and flavor elegantly converge, while honouring the cultural traditions of Taiwan.
Discipline: Textile design