HsinChun Wang and Ye Liu
王新鈞 和 刘烨
Hometown: Kaohsiung, Taiwan & Shanghai, China
Lives and Works: New York, New York
HYFEN offers a range of designer furniture and everyday objects designed with a blend of familiar and unconventional features. The design shop is curated by the HCWD Studio; its founders, Hsin-Chun Wang and Ye Liu. Hyfen received the 2016 Best Designers/Best Design Studio award from the International Furniture Fair in Singapore, were nominees of the 2016 German Design awards, and have been included in the 50 Young Professionals of Red Dot Design 2016 list.
The HYFEN collection features products created by Wang and Liu, and by designers from all over the world all sharing the same focus and goal. Hyfen's products continue to explore human sensitivity, geometry and materials as well as finding the essence of everyday objects and adding intriguing details to ultimately redefine living spaces and the way people interact with their environment. Their products have been featured in Kickstarter, MoMA Design store, Touch of Modern, and Wanted Design store.
Co-founder HsinChun Wang received his B.S. Degree from National Cheng Kung University and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He currently holds a faculty position in the MDes Product Design Department at the University of Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Co-founder Ye Liu received her B.A. Degree from Tongji University and a M.ARCH degree from Cranbrook Academy Of Art. Prior to Hyfen, Ye spent time working for Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei before joining Arata Isozaki Associates.