Liuligongfang was established in 1987 in Tamshui, Taiwan. Prior to Liuligongfang, co-founders Loretta Hui-Shan Yang and Chang Yi were celebrated figures in the Taiwanese film industry. Their passion of cultural arts and life led Yang and Chang away from the silver screen to crystal, a relatively unknown art form at the time. Starting from scratches, the pair established taiwan’s very first crystal arts workshop - Liuligongfang.
The word liuli is the archaic chinese term for crystal. Liuligongfang chose crystal in hope of discovering the life process through the material and exposing the significance of history and culture through the beauty of craft.
Liuligongfang‘s primary goal is to develop the art of crystal worldwide, create skilled and refined craft art through the lost wax casting, or pate-de-verre process.
Over the last twenty years, the work of Liuligongfang has been exhibited throughout Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Italy, Germany, South Africa and France. Stylistically and conceptually, Liuligongfang has become the face of asian crystal and several pieces have been acquired for permanent collections of key museums worldwide. Liuligongfang’s efforts have elevated crystal lost-wax casting to unprecedented heights and the company is widely recognized as the premiere crystal lost-wax casting workshop in the world.Loretta Hui-Shan Yang and Chang Yi are publicly recognized as the founders and pioneers of modern chinese crystal art.
Today, Liuligongfang brand is represented in 75 galleries-flagship stores, in Asia, and the us. Moreover, they have 2 restaurants, one in Shanghai and the other in Hong Kong.
Located in Shanghai, the first privately owned crystal museum in asia, proposes you a beautiful and memorable journey in liuli’s environment. Not only it pays homage to the history of chinese liuli (crystal), it acknowledges the contribution of Liuli contemporary art throughout the world.
First Published in Men's Passion Issue #25 October 2010