Kuan-Ting, Chen, BA student from Graphic Design Arnhem. From Tainan, Taiwan, a country. Currently based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Focusing on books, types, researching, and cultural topics.

︎ Upcoming

  • The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 presented by GRID Graphic Museum | 10 Jun, 2023 | @Hooghouse, Spilsluizen 17, 9712 NR Groningen

  • Graphic Design Arnhem, Graduation Exhibition 2023 | 5-9 Jul, 2023 | @ArtEz the University of the Art, Reiveld Building, Onderlangs 9, 6812 CE Arnhem

︎ Events

  • TPadd assoc. feat. Mutual Friends 共同好友沙龍「未來筆記」 19 Nov, 2022 /︎︎︎Link

  • The Best Dutch Book Design Exhibition @Stedelijk Museum from 08 Oct-06 Nov, 2022 /︎︎︎Link

  • Zefir7 - BNO evening @Stroom Den Haag /October 18, 2022 /︎︎︎link

  • Just Enschede Salon, ‘how to build your OWN tables in the bookindustry’ at the opening of the exhibition The Best Dutch Book Designs @Stedelijk Museum /2022 /︎︎︎Img

  • TPadd assoc. 2021 conference feat. Mutual Friends—Metaverse, Co-Speaker /2021

  • Saturday Type Fever See and seek workshop /2020

  • five-thirty Type Talk @Letterspace, Amsterdam /2019

︎ Member

︎︎︎ Taipei Art Direction & Design Assoc. // Executive Supervisor

︎︎︎ Five-thirty Typeclub

︎ Interned

︎︎︎ Jing He /2022

︎︎︎ Hans Gremmen /2022

︎︎︎ Empty quarter workshop /2020
︎︎︎ Yaode JN /2020



Design/Concept: K.Chen
Cover Illustration: ︎︎︎ Can
Typeface: Capitolina Regular
Paper: Recystar 80g, Elementa 60g, Fastprint Grijs 80g
Print: ArtEZ CannonDownstairs
Bind: K.Chen /Japanese Bind, Glue Bind
Size: 155*267*16 /mm
Image Credit: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Special thanks
Jeremy Jansen
Candela Lejarraga
Evaline Losse
Sjoerd van Ree

All Images were collected from ︎︎︎ Rijks Studio

Discussing the relationship between humans and objects, specifically chairs and the story of them. To do this, images were used from the archives of the Rijksstudio. The book is divided into three chapters: sketches of the chair, photograph documentations of the chair, and images of how people engage with chairs. Each one of these chapters represents a different stage in the life of a chair, from preproduction to user behaviors and interactions.

To explore the connection between the form of chairs and books, the shape of a half-opened book (in a sort of L shape) can be seen as the back and the seat of a chair. Then of course the special Japanese-bound second chapter serves as a nice, fluffy cushion.