Living in Hong Kong, the ‘east meets west’ trope is bandied around like there’s no tomorrow. But how often is this expression used to describe a true attempt at finding balance between the two cultures as opposed to serving as a catchy marketing gimmick? In our opinion, not often enough. Maybe that’s the reason why we’re so enamored by the work of Hong Kong-based designer, Michael Young. From simple bamboo laced ceramics to ‘Wu Xing’ inspired pottery, Young’s designs reflect his unending fascination with everyday Chinese culture mixed with his love of Western minimalism. We caught up with the designer to find out more.
What do you think of Michael’s ‘east meets west’ design philosophy?
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