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KIOKU, Four Seasons Seoul 2015

KIOKU marks an ambitious attempt to create ‘a modernist bamboo theatre’, a venue that is conceived to provoke a contemporary and emotionally-charged Japanese dining experience - a dramatic structure that is articulated with layers of bamboo screens and glowing post-modern lantern shades. Fu has commissioned artist Muramoko Shingo to create a series of lacquered leaves, polished in traditional mud-orange lacquer. The installation instills a subtle sense of movement, as the leaves appear to float off a tall plinth and dance over the space. The silhouette evokes Fu’s vision to celebrate the essence of nature.