German designer integrates traditional Chinese craftsmanship into modern design

In 2012, "Piao", a chair constructed out of paper, won the top prize at the Salone Satellite of Milan Furniture Fair. The designers of the artwork, German designer Chistoph John and his Chinese partners, took the crafting technique from one of China's intangible cultural heritages — the Yuhang oil-paper umbrella — and created this award-winning piece of art. From a regular oil-paper umbrella to a chair brimming with creativity, this is a project that unites traditional Chinese craftsmanship with modern creative designs.

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