Jenju village community : Rice Design

Materials: Straw, bamboo strips, steel wire © Design by GR: NAGAAKI & DHHS: GINA


Bird Feeder
Rice and sparrows in nature have always had a sort of interdependent relationship, so the use of Jenju village community’s straw weaving techniques to produce this bird feeder seemed ever so natural. Yilan’s scenery from a house in the city is usually viewed from a balcony or rooftop. This means that between the busy city and one’s own house, small city sparrows may also have somewhere to go to become someone’s kind little neighbour.

Materials: Straw, iron rods © Design by GR: NAGAAKI & DHHS: GINA


Story Nest:
Trapped within the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle, most urbanites spend a lot of time during their day in search of a quiet corner to rest and escape the turbulent nature of the city. This design is aimed at providing a private sitting room, much like a birds nest, a pure land of sorts. Enjoy a novel in this confortable environment and you may feel as though you’ve been whisked away in the world of Alice in Wonderland. This is not only a great place for children’s privacy, but it is also a place for children to call their own little secret, and for others to reminisce on doing the same. This cozy cradle of sitting room can rid your mind of worries, or give your mind wings to fly towards your personal dream kingdom.

The Exhibition in Lanyang Museum until 09/26/2010 © Design by GR: NAGAAKI & DHHS: GINA


Straw Stool:
Rice or grain products have advantages and disadvantages concerning its usage as a design material. One of the advantages of rice straw, rice bran or rice itself could be its interesting, rich texture. However, the major disadvantage of these materials is they do not possess enough long-term durability. This is where the use of an epoxy resin comes in, improving the resilience and durability of the straw and rice materials, so that these materials may serve broader purposes and be transformed into items used in home on a daily basis.