''The New Antique'' is a project addressing the impact of digital technique, craft, and waste materials for designers in this generation. Jialing Lee developed her methodology of making ‘lucky charms’, influenced by ancient superstitions and local beliefs.
‘’Soft Soul; Sleep’’ is a collection that presents a process of self-healing while a person or a plant is sleeping. Taking reference from “Sleep Movements”, a scientific literature published in the 50s. It refers that plants would change the position of leaves to reduce the light intensity during the night in order to protect itself. In this project, Jialing uses bedroom objects as a metaphor, with the wonder of ‘‘imaging how plants sleep’’, making soft sculptures and wall hanging quilts as the process of self-healing.
Exhibition, Pharos, Tokyo, 2023
The Whisper of the Stones is a set of soft sculptures inspired by historic tales of a small island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan.
Jialing tells the story of how man's obsession with nature's beauty results in its disappearance. Covered in soft fabric, quietly murmuring tender softness, yet unable to erase the imprint of history.
new technologies, old challenges > old materials, new challenges
In collaboration with the Kyoto Institute of Technology and Kyoto Design Lab, we visited Kyotango, a major silk production town in Japan, to explore new possibilities for contemporary textile design based on traditional Japanese culture and techniques.