A New Layer Taiwan aims to foster new partnerships between international designers and Taiwanese craftsmen. From 2012-2016, A New Layer I was led by the Swedish designer Matti Klenell with TAF Architects, Stina Löfgren and Carina Seth Andersson. In 2017-18, the project has moved into its second phase of research and development A New Layer II: Crafting Identities/ Design Stories from Taiwan. In order to transform traditional Taiwanese craftsmanship products into contemporary design objects and furniture, the NTCRI invited Belgium-based curator Lise Coirier as Art Director and 7 internationally based designers from France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, and Switzerland to Taiwan to work with some of the most talented local craftspeople on the island : Anton Alvarez (SE) Bcxsy - Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto (NL-IS-JP), Sebastian Herkner (D), Jin Kuramoto (JP), Wonmin Park (KO) and Julie Richoz (FR-CH). The result of these 7 projects with local Taiwanese craftsmen will be exhibited for the first time as part of A New Layer Taiwan at Design Curio on Design Miami/Basel from 12 until 17 June 2018.