Romanticize furniture by transforming contemporary material to recreate traditional patterns.
I’ve spent 8 years away from home
I immerse myself in the western culture
I drifted away.
Who am I? Where is my SOUL?
I re-learn my Vietnamese culture
I learn craftsmanship, tradition
I learn patterns, symbols, materials
Patterns can be tangible
Exert sensorial feelings
Pattern, as a visual artifact and a vestige of culture
An expression, an experience.
Patterning with plywood, undervalued, industrial, contemporary.
Cut, laminate, clamp,
cut, laminate, clamp.
How to pattern with plywood:
Plywood of any size
Cut into 1″ strips
1″ strip for lamination
Turn strips onto the end-grain side
Cut 1″ strips at a 60-degree angle
I reinterpret patterning on furniture
Armoire holds stories & pieces of identity
Meaningful & ageless
Mơ is a piece of my soul.
Mơ lives in your bedroom: private, personal
1 door, 2 doors
gold, glass, reflection
Mơ fills the room with warmth and shines.