Firstly, Shanghai is the inspiration of Ziggy Chen, the city in which he lives and in particular the changes he sees developing. Following the collision of opposing cultures and paradoxical ideas: the old and new, East and West, the ancient and the modern …
This approach echoes the Chinese philosophy of Tao, the concept of Taoist duality and interdependence. As a result, it is this philosophy that greatly fuels Ziggy’s creative vision and power.
In addition, continuing his exploration of the concept of duality and conflict of opposing forces. Ziggy Chen’s collections are steeped in the memory of the creator’s China in late 1970s and early 1980s. When the implementation of China’s economic reform policy triggered a significant transformation. Both economically and culturally, largely impacting the Chinese lifestyle. Moreover, including Chen who was going through a childhood at the time.
The contrast between bright colors such as red, yellow, blue and the purest tones of black as a fragment of his memory is processed with various other information and emotions. The result is truly unique. Uncompromising handmade pieces, with many intriguing details and maximum comfort.