This rare personal insight into the influences and inspirations behind acclaimed Hong Kong designer and collector Alan Chan gives an intimate view of the collection of objects he has fastidiously assembled throughout his life, and the creative process they have informed. The pioneering, award-winning, and self-taught designer is known for his inventive and innovative designs. Effectively organised by theme, from tea to dragons, and with an emphasis on objects produced for China Trade, many of the elegant pieces photographed for this book showcase Chan s insatiably inquiring mind. They offer insights into how his passion for collecting drives his characteristically whimsical signature take on East and West, tradition and innovation, where there is always a twist of the unexpected. Part autobiography, part reflection on creativity, it is full of insights into Chan s remarkable design process, making it a treat for the eyes and a valuable resource for new and established designers alike.
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