Cheng Tsung FENG is a Taiwanese young designer. With an old soul in his body, he is fascinated by exploring the wisdom condensed out of time hidden in traditional utensils. He is reluctant to let go of these intangible assets along with traditional utensils. Thus, he inherits them by design and learns to create utensils from their tradition.
The creator went to the countryside to learn traditional craft techniques and the knowledge of artifact manufacture from several craftsmen. He found out that the intelligence hidden in the manufacture of ancient artifacts was really astonishing and precious. However, these artifacts are being out of keeping with the times and no longer needed due to the creation of new materials and technologies as well as the changes of human needs and values.
The creator think that the intelligence of manufacture is too precious to fall away. It not only deserves to be preserved in museums and recorded in historical literature, but also possesses more possibilities and values that are closer to modern life. Therefore, the creator went to the countryside for further learning, and advocate obtaining messages from the manufacture with their own hands. During the process of the research, many complicated manufacturing messages are produced as graphic records and dissociated at the level of shape, material and method, so as to inspect the intelligence more clearly.
Based on the intelligence for the elements of creation, the creators aim to figure out new application possibilities through their specialties of industrial design. With the anticipation to regain the attention, usage, and respect of the ancient intelligence, this research induced a technology of applying traditional manufacturing intelligence to modern designs from the experiences of the creation a table mirror, a plate, and a shelf with the learning basis of the bamboo culm chair, the steamer, the finger tube, and the bamboo culm cabinet door.