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My name is En and I'm from Taiwan and currently living and working in Seattle. I started gaa in 2015, which was my 5th year living in Helsinki, Finland. The handmade rush-weaving series is the first product line I have designed for gaa. I have tried to forge modern designs whilst incorporating traditional hand-made artistry, in order to showcase it to a new audience in a contemporary way, as well as supporting the craftsmanship.
gaa is a brand I created to deliver the values which I'm passionate about and strongly believe in. I enjoy engaging with people who value heritage and tradition. I always find it inspiring, in the fast-paced society we live in, to meet and interact with artisans as they live their lives in an almost meditative state.
gaa also offers me a space to voice my expressions. Having lived in Finland allows me to appreciate and value two very different cultures mixing modern Scandinavian designs with traditional artisan handicrafts.
Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you again soon,