Tea stand – Cha Gi

Designer Francesco Meda

Produced by Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Anno 2012

Materials Jiajing-Hard wood from 19th century, stainless steel and acrylic resins

PIECE UNIQUE – This project, was born in Hong Kong at Schoeni Art Gallery where it was decided to use contemporary Italian design to modify and enhance a collection of classical chinese furniture. “Orme Cinesi” can be considered an operation of encounter between two profoundly different cultures with the aim to investigate the possibility of new outcomes. A platform for bridging East and West in respect of the characteristics of both cultures, maintaining the thousand-year long Chinese handcraft tradition by using the genuine antiques’ wood and updating the design with contemporary industrial materials such as stainless steel and acrylic resins.