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Formosa

Formosa

Design by Michael Lin

Created by the versatile and authentic artist Michael Lin, Formosa evokes the name 16th-century Portuguese sailors bestowed on the island of Taiwan.

The rug’s delicate and attractive style combines Pop aesthetics with Taiwanese pictorial tradition. Following this tradition, it took three years of meticulous work to reproduce the subtle use of colour on wool that is characteristic of Lin, who specialises in transforming large, cold, and bland spaces into luminous organic fields filled with intense shades.

The type of knot used for the Formosa make it 40% denser than other hand-knotted rugs, resulting in more weight and better quality. Pure harmony, in red or blue.

Michael Lin
DESIGNER

Michael Lin

A graduate of the Art Centre of Design in Pasadena, California, Lin has exhibited extensively in Europe since 1999, and has been commissioned to create art for public spaces worldwide.

Returning to Taiwan in 1993, he developed what would go on to define the core of his artistic concerns, a reflection on Asian tradition, ornamentation and architecture, and the practice of art and life.

Michael Lin’s public works can be seen at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary art, Kanazawa, Japan;…

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