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South Coast Plaza Celebrates Lunar New Year with LIULI

Custom Design for South Coast Plaza

YEAR OF THE RAT 2020

For centuries, glowing lanterns lining streets have marked the most festive time of the year in the Far East.  LIULI brings that age-old spirit to you now, the through the first collectible.

This is the first-ever crafted LIULI crystal lantern, created in lieu of 2020’s Lunar New Year for the North American market.  Its rat zodiac and flowers are reminiscent of traditional Chinese papercut designs, casting the nostalgic warm amber light that fills streets on the Lunar New Year.  The shape and grooves of the art piece are designed to radiate a splash of festive new year colors while hearkening back to the traditional aesthetics of Far East festivities during this season.  Art piece collectible only through South Coast Plaza.  

Eternal Joy

Blessings abound
in the glow of a peony pillar.
Light attracts light,
offering fortune, good health,
and the constant companion of joy.

長樂未央

無限祝禱
亮一株花漾牡丹
明燈引光
奉幸福與安康
樂喜歡愉歩歩伴随

 

YEAR OF THE PIG 2019

In Mandarin, pig is pronounced zhu which also sounds like the characters for “blessing” and “all”. This play on words is the inspiration behind this design.

In traditional Eastern culture, the bowl is an everyday object with a beginning and an end. It symbolizes fulfillment and togetherness.

The star of this show is a pig frolicking among a dense tangle of leaves, flowers and two golden pumpkins presented in traditional paper-cut style. Flowers and fruit symbolize the inextinguishable force of life.

The chopstick rest is designed as a pair of joined pumpkins; its vines and leaves form a repeating motif oft used in Eastern design.

I Am Fortune

Fulfillment and ease,
it all begins with me.
Flowers bloom,     
fruits ripen,
our world flourishes interminably.
Here comes the golden pig,
here comes color and life.

诸事万福

诸事有我
圆满顺遂
花开
果熟
万象生生不息
金猪驾到
万福添彩

 

YEAR OF THE DOG 2018

Created in the traditional Chinese image of the canine guardian, this sculpture is etched with auspicious clouds and ruyi. Proud and spirited, it recalls the heaven sent dog of Chinese folklore. 

In the Chinese language,
the onomatopoeia of a barking dog is “wong”, which is identical in sound to the character for prosperity. The dog is a guardian, a bearer of luck and an architect of fortune.

Blessed Messenger

I am conviction,
I am hope,
I am guardianship,
I am unwavering affection.
These present day blessings
are born from the past.
I am the blessed messenger for all eternity.

吉祥使者

我是深信
我是期盼
我是守謢
我是不變的摯愛
祝福
穿越千古而來
我是永逺的吉祥信使

 

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017

The peony is the embodiment of splendor and symbolizes a bright and prosperous future while the rooster is the harbinger of a new day. This design is inspired by flowers and the rooster. A functional vase adorned with symbols of prosperity and fortune makes this an especially attractive piece. A LIULI vase in Art Nouveau style. 

Messenger of Light

Leading up to enlightenment,
leading up to awakening,
is my call, 
an overture to light.
From this day on,
may heaven and earth be illuminated.

光明使者

在黎明之前
在覺醒之前
我的啼鳴
揭開 光明序曲
從此 
天下大白

 

LIULI LIVING – INSPIRING EASTERN AESTHETICS IN OUR LIFE

Since 1987, LIULIGONGFANG has led Asia in the cultural awareness of LIULI; LIULI LIVING - a progression from LIULIGONGFANG’s creative nature that is principled on Chinese traditional aesthetics brings out the ingenuity of life and presents a distinction in contemporary Asian living.

Chang Yi
Founder of LIULIGONGFANG  |  Creative Director of LIULI LIVING

Distinguished Taiwanese film director Chang Yi together with artist Loretta H. Yang left the film industry to pursue the art of contemporary LIULI. Together they established, Taiwan’s first LIULI arts workshop, LIULIGONGFANG. The New York Times has dubbed Chang “Father of the Asia Studio Glass Movement”, emphasizing Chang’s creativity as a union of contemporary LIULI art and traditional craft with unique designs focusing on people, life and culture. LIULI LIVING was founded in 2001 as an extension of LIULIGONGFANG’s design aesthetics, aiming to introduce Oriental arts into a lifestyle concept. The establishment of LIULI LIVING aspires to spread Oriental concepts and culture with a contemporary flair internationally, as well as to continue this revolution of modern LIULI encompassing traditional concepts in the Eastern Arts.

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