Member of Ming-style Furniture Committee, Association of China Folk Arts and Crafts
Director of China Folk Arts and Crafts
Member of South Korean Designing Association
Member of South Korean Basic Shaping Association
China traditional furniture and modern furniture design research
China traditional furniture research is based on geography, cultural anthropology, sociology, residence study and typology, and studies and analyzes Chinese furniture’s forms, styles, and spatial layouts etc. in residential space with the comparative approach.
First, furniture’s spatial design is presented as a medium. Such spatial concept shows the aesthetic tendency and philosophical idea of Chinese traditional furniture. “Integration of nature and man” is the philosophical basis of traditional thoughts. As is said “there is a universal way for heaven, earth and man”, the ancient scholars tend to consider them together, and develop this design concept. Furniture is the medium between man and building, between people and their ancestors, and between man and god, which presents the aesthetic ideal and pursuit of “integration of nature and man”. Second, furniture’s forms fall into certain categorizations The forms of furniture is presented as a connection between the type of the furniture and their functions in life. Different lifestyles produce different furniture and different forms. Third, furniture possesss different layers of elements The elements of furniture are interconnected to form a unified whole. The connectivity and wholeness of these elements is the source of furniture’s diversification and integrity.
1. Designing Practice
Furniture design “Revolving” won the third prize in South Korean 5th Steel Furniture Designing Competition, 2003
Furniture design “Growth Ring” and “Between Sitting and Sitting” was selected into South Korean Seoul Designing Olympics Exhibition, 2009
Liu has also organized and planned Baihui Cup China Furniture Designing Competition hosted by Ming-style Furniture Committee, Association of China Folk Arts and Crafts, 2008
2. Teaching Practice
2006-2007 ODCD China, Japan and South Korea International Academic Exchange Activity on Oriental Residential Culture
2007-2008 ODCD China, Japan and South Korea International Academic Exchange Activity on Oriental Residential Culture
This program was attended by undergraduate students, graduate students and many professors from Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, College of Arts at South Korea Kookmin University, and Japan Musashino Art University.
3. Theoretical Research
Doctoral dissertation “A Comparison Research on the Designing Features of the 15th-19th Century Sino-Korean Furniture”, Kookmin University, 2008, is collected in South Korean National Central Library and South Korean Congress Library.
The paper “Aesthetic Research on the Forms of the 15th-19th Century Sino-Korean Furniture” was published on Journal of Oriental Culture & Design in 2009, vol.1 no.1 July 2009, ISSN:2092-626X.
The paper “Seat Design in the Oriental Culture” was published on Journal of Oriental Culture & Design in 2009, vol.1 no.2 December 2009, ISSN:2092-626X。
The paper “ Wood’s Vitality Characteristics” was published on Furniture in 2008, Supplement No.165, ISSN:1000-4629。
4. Program in Process
Style of Furniture in Song and Yuan Dynasty, horizontal subject of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, 2009 to 2010
Design expression, furniture design, graduation project and graduation paper.