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

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

︎ Events

<Met Stoelen> been selected as Gold Medal of the ︎︎︎ Best Book from All Over the World /2022
<Met Stoelen> been selected by professional jury as part of ︎︎︎ The Best Dutch Book Design /2022

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.

︎︎︎ Five-thirty Typeclub

︎ Interned

︎︎︎ Empty quarter workshop /2020
︎︎︎ Yaode JN /2020



Design/Concept: K.Chen
Cover Illustration: ︎︎︎ Candela Lejarraga
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.