About

Hi, I am You-Chia Chen, a multidisciplinary designer from Taiwan.

I am passionate about experimental textile design, surface design and geometrical structures.

My works are mainly textile and object design, which focused on studying the materials-human relationship.
 

I believe that physical interactions can engage the relationship between humans and objects in a more profound way. Through researching and interpreting the beauty in materials, I want to open up the hidden surprises in detail to those who encounter my design.​ The solid knowledge of three-year experiences in a textile mill inclines me to start my journey of researching experimental textiles.  As a hands-on designer, making gives me much enjoyment while the processes are always surprising me. For me, every accident that happened in the process is the best inspiration for a designer.  

 

After graduating from MA at Aalto University in 2021, I work as an independent textile/ furniture designer in Helsinki, Finland.

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Contact and enquiries

You-Chia Chen

+358 465720537

Helsinki, Finland

youchiachen.design@gmail.com

Selected Exhibitions

2022

U-Joints: Knots & Knits, Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, Raasepori Finland (FI)

2021

Soft is radical, Softislab textile artist residency, Helsinki Finland (FI)

International KOGEI Award 2020, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama Japan (JP)

 

2020

Bloom, Biannual Youth Group Exhibition, Lokal, Helsinki Finland (FI) (Cancelled by COVID restriction)

 

2019

Textile Tomorrow Submit, Aalto University, Espoo Finland (FI)

Shared Stories, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki Finland (FI)

Advance Woven Textiles, Espoo Finland (FI)

2018

Experimental Textile Design, Espoo Finland (FI)