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Twins Dish by Afterain Design Publish

By combining two plates together and featuring stylized Chinese characters, Twins Dish symbolizes abundant joyfulness and good luck.

Jan 03, 2016 | By Staff Writer

By combining two plates together and featuring stylized Chinese characters, Twins Dish symbolizes abundant joyfulness and good luck. What makes it even better is the seal carving on the plate. The characters, created by Taiwanese master seal carver Ke Shih-An, make up two blessing words in Chinese: ping an (틱갛) and tuan yuan (團圓). Ping an (틱갛) is a blessing for safety and security, while tuan yuan (團圓) means the wishes for the reunion of friends and family. Each Twins Dish features one of these blessings, as seen here and there are variations on this design. While this is the series honored in the product design section of the Golden Pin Design Awards, Afterain Design Publish does make similar items, as seen here in the firm’s cichi project.

This story was originally published in Form magazine.


 
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