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Vietnamese lacquer products introduced in Bangkok
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Vietnamese lacquer products introduced in Bangkok

The Saigon Times Daily

French designers and Hanoia’s artisans work together at Hanoia workshop in Ha Thai craft village in Hanoi - PHOTOS: COURTESY OF HANOIA

HCMC - Lacquer artworks jointly produced by Vietnamese haute-lacquer house Hanoia and three French designers have recently been showcased at an exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sixteen Vietnamese lacquer products displayed at the D17/20 Design in Southeast Asia exhibition included vases, trays, shelves, lamps, mirrors, lights, hooks and clocks.

They were created by Hanoia’s artisans and talented designers Pierre Charié, Marie-Aurore and Guillaume Delvigne at Hanoia workshop in Ha Thai Village and a rattan and bamboo workshop in Ninh So Village in just two weeks.

Their collaboration was supported by the Embassy of France and the French Institute in Vietnam.

Born in France in 1979, Delvigne studied at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique and the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 2011, he opened his own studio and inaugurated his first personal exhibition at the ToolsGalerie.

Working in various fields like furniture, objects, lights and interior design, he has collaborated with many famous manufacturers, editors and craftspeople. For the D17/20 project, the designer created some vases, of which, his favorite is the one formed by three separate parts.

A vase designed by Guillaume Delvigne

Named as one of the 100 best designers in France in 2019 by the French publication Architecture Design, Pierre Charié is an independent designer who is interested in how materials, sounds or movements can trigger new interactions. Working with local craftspeople, Charrié designed special lamps that can change color.

Lamps designed by Pierre Charrié

Born in Paris in 1981, Marie-Aurore graduated from Ensci-Les Ateliers in 2007. Her creations for the D17/20 exhibition included a set of four mirrors with frames made of lacquer and metal ribbons.  

Marie Aurore’s mirrors

Hanoia is the leading haute-lacquer house in Vietnam. The ultimate quality of its products has been recognized for years by prestigious luxury brands worldwide. Hanoia has developed its own collections of home decor, jewelry and lacquer silk, which feature a perfect blend between contemporary design and Vietnamese inspirations.

The D17/20 Craft and Design exhibition was initiated by the French Embassy in Thailand in 2017. It aims to promote the design industry and traditional craftsmanship in Southeast Asia through a series of workshops where local craftspeople join French counterparts in developing products to display at the exhibition.

The project has connected 43 designers from France, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam in 18 local craft workshops, with more than 100 products created to display at the event.

This was the first time Vietnamese products had been showcased at the exhibition. They were highly appraised by representatives of the Paris Design Week, who selected all of the items for the show in Paris in September.

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