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bamboo umbrella / Articles for daily use

bamboo umbrella
bamboo umbrella

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

In Hangzhou, an ancient Chinese city founded 2200 years ago, umbrella is not only a tool, but a unique cultural symbol. Meanwhile, bamboo craft, which has a long history in Hangzhou, is the representative of traditional local crafts. Combining both cultural and technical traditions, the designers create an iconic umbrella, “Bamboo Words (Xizi)” as a city gift. It is important to mention that the umbrella frame develops the structure of traditional Chinese bamboo umbrella and adapts bamboo-split craft to manufacture. In future, the designers plan to develop a family of iconic umbrellas basing on the prototype of Bamboo Words (Xizi).

Client / Manufacturer

Hangzhou Paradise Umbrella Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Paradise Umbrella Group Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou, China

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Hangzhou Paradise Umbrella Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Paradise Umbrella Group Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou, China

Chen Xiaolei, Xiong Xinbin, Dong Ying

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Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University City College
Hangzhou, China

Li You, Zhang Fan, Yang Cheng

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TEAK Cultue & Creative Co., Ltd.

TEAK Cultue & Creative Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou, China

Li You, Zhang Wei, Lai Yifang, Hu Fang, Wang Zhuo