Taiwanese interior designer Kuan Chun,Cheng of Homework is a collector. Drawn to patinated and soulful old things, he’s made it a practice of filling his interiors with found objects gathered locally and in his travels.
Thanks to the spillover, his practice runs a sideline vintage business online and out of the firm’s Taipei workspace. Still more favorite pieces have made their way into the nearby Homework photo studio, a space in a 1967 apartment building that Kuan Chun and his team fell in love with a few years ago thanks to its oblique shape and window wall. In need of a reason to rent it, they came up with the idea of making it a photo studio for hire. The concept has been a success: examine the backdrop of fashion and music shoots out of Taipei and you just might recognize a certain taxidermy duck and claw-footed bathtub.
Another favorite example of a Homework design: A Taipei Tea House Built from “Sentimental Objects”
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