Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Window Displays

Two artists I came across whilst researching window display designers were, Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa.

Hsiao-Chi Tsai was born in Taiwan in 1981. After expressing her artistic talent through traditional Chinese painting and watercolour, she came to England in 1999 to pursue a career in Art.
During her training she discovered her passion for textiles.
Tsai studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and gained a BA degree in Textile Design.

She went on to study her MA in mixed-media Textiles at the great Royal College of Art in London from 2004 to 2006.
Whilst studying here she discovered her talent/niche for creating large scale sculptural work/installations.

'Chrysanthemums Falling'

Here is a hand made, 3 by 5 metre sculptural wall hanging Tsai created in 2005 for the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens in London.
The piece is inspired by shadows and movements of reflected chrysanthemums in the waters of the gardens.

Soon after she graduated (2006), London South Bank Centre commissioned her to design
and produce a set for the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and Purcell Room for the poetry International Festival.

Tsai's practice takes many routes in both Art and Design.Along with the tandem paths she creates, 'site-specific' sculptural artworks and also a variety of luxury 'ready-to-wear' sculptural accessories.

After getting herself recognised she was approached by Harvey Nichols Department Store in 2007.
She was asked to create the entire scheme of seven window displays called 'futuristic flowers.':

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