PrizeWinner in Use (product)
ArtistXuan Cui
CreditJialin Huang
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As people grow up and immerse themselves in the demands of society, it becomes increasingly challenging for them to unwind and find moments of ease, especially when they live alone. Understanding this struggle, I aspire to design pieces that could bring joy to tired grown-ups and evoke happy memories of their childhood or serve as a simple emotional&physical compensation for less-than-perfect pasts. The wish is to stop the viewers’ seriousness for a second and let them feel relaxed. The designs are mainly hand-crocheted pieces made of yarn, with each stitch crafted with care and attention.

Xuan Cui, a fashion design BFA who graduated from Parsons School of Design in the year 2023, has grown up with a multicultural background (being a member of a Chinese minority group) and has been fortunate to study both arts and science in different cities and abroad (Beijing, Yanji (China), Seoul, London, New York). She gained open-mindedness and appreciation for different thoughts and styles through her rich experiences, guiding her towards the goal of creating pieces that are inclusive and can be appreciated by anyone.