Erin Hou - Bernhardt Textiles

Erin Hou

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Erin (Yiting) was born in Shenzhen, China, where tradition gradually blends with modernity. Throughout her childhood, she had the opportunity to visit many traditional gardens in Suzhou, China. The gardens have well-designed architecture for practicality, the proper balance between light and shade, and the excellent integration of dynamic and static elements. What she has seen taught Erin that an excellent piece of design should have perfect functionality and be able to meet people’s aesthetic senses and spiritual needs to the furthest extent.

Ten years of Chinese painting experience during her childhood and theoretical studies at the ArtCenter College of Design allowed her to gradually develop her modern systemic design philosophy. Erin explains that her style involves “hiding the power of dynamics in the simplicity of the static structure to show the integration between vitality and stillness, fulfilling both aesthetic mentality and practical usage.”