Heart of Lake Tai-Hu - Censer
Due to its magnificent view and profound humanistic atmosphere, Lake Tai-hu is a world-renowned sightseeing resort. Eroded by the lake water for prolonged period, Tai-hu stones have many shapes. Permeable, the stones’ textures are unique. They are regarded as beautiful rocks because of their “cracks, permeability, gloss, and translucence.”
Lake Tai-hu is surrounded by high mountains, on which there are many beautiful stones. These rocks are translucent and magnificent. In “Anecdote of Taihu Stones” written by Bai Juyi in the Tang Dynasty, he says, “Around the lake, there are many hills and mountains, on which there are many caves. They gather all in one place.” His words explain the scheme of appreciate stones and gardens in Chinese culture.
Inheriting the essence of the “Heart of Lake Tai-hu” purion tea set, this “modern censer” is interpreted with artistic design. The landscape of Tai-hu at the south of the Yangtze River is integrated into the design of the “Lake Tai-hu Censer.” When placed on the tea table, these censers present you the landscape of the lake. Lin’s Ceramics Studio hopes to make these “lyrical crafts” bringing users to travel beyond time and space.
With supreme artisans, Lin’s Ceramic Studio has been challenging the high-degree of artistry and difficulties in its creation process of “The Heart of Lake Tai-hu” Censer.
In order to re-present the charm of the pores on Tai-hu stones, the artisans employ carving techniques to finish the piece carefully in the manufacturing process. They imitate the charms of natural rocks on the crafts with skills incomparable with ordinary carving and pasting. As a result, they enable the beauty of Tai-hu stones to appear on the craft on tea tables.
‧In a cone shape, the incense passes through the holes in the center.
‧Made with purion, the Lake Tai-hu Censer purifies and smoothens the incense.
‧Double-layer base for insulation, users can move the censer around in safety.
‧With wide openings, holes are scattered on the lid of the Lake Tai-hu Censer; it is suitable for burning Chinese incense. It matches well with Cloud-Pattern Incense Holder and Chinese Incense Took Kit in series from Lin’s Ceramics Studio.
The censer brings a fragrant atmosphere and a magnificent landscape to the tea table, highlighting the beauty of the Lake Tai-hu Series.
Through acute observations into daily life and the will of promoting “Every Day is a Beautiful Day” ideal, the main focus of “Through the Tracery” is to foster a conversation between Asia and Europe, bridging its gaps, by bringing together design teams from all over the world, inducing eastern cultural aesthetics into western forms through the innovative the “River-Stone Tea Set” and “Divan Tea Set” and expand into the European and American territories. The “Swimming Fish Gaiwan” is specially designed for this exhibition to be the visual focus. Utilizing the classic brown-white dual colors, it employs a minimalistic design, and acts as a historical testimony to how Lin’s Ceramics Studio, under the guidance of the company founder Lin, Jung-Kuo, stood up to any challenge since its establishment in 1983.
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