Concerning the expanding cooperation between our Faculty and enterprises along with creating job opportunities for students, Faculty of Industrial Fine Arts in conjunction with Tu Bon Handicrafts Lacquer Co. (TUBON) organized a seminar to exchange experiences among artists, artisans elite with our students at, on December 17, 2016.

Joining the discussion, we are glad to have Mr. Le Ba Linh – Artisan of Merit, Deputy Chairman of Binh Duong Lacquer Association, Director of Tu Bon Handicrafts Lacquer Co. and Profesor. Dr Truong Phi Duc – Principle of HCM University of Fine Arts,  co-organizer of “Asian Crafts to the World 2016”.

Profesor. Dr Truong Phi Duc and Mr. Le Ba Linh – The two speakers of the conference.

During the conference, two speakers shared their experience through their trip for art crafts of Southeast Asian countries exhibition held in the Philippines in October 2016. Profesor. Dr Truong Phi Duc analyzed the current trends in design direction for the investigation and development of natural materials combined with new environmentally friendly materials. Artisan Le Ba Linh also shared the process of implementing these unique display products. Additionally, the artist introduced the modern innovative designs made by traditional materials on market trends of the five participating countries in the event: Indonesia – Malaysia – Philippines – Thailand – Vietnam.

Speakers introduced and analyzed the current design trends in Southeast Asian.

Through the discussion, the two speakers would like to send out their orientations for the development of handicraft industry in Vietnam. It is the coordinated effort of many related trades, such as: scientific – production – design – creating template – industrial engineering – mechanical engineering – marketing… In order to create the unique, valuable, diverse products, the designers need to understand about materials, techniques to create suitable products for the market. In the process of learning and working, young designers need to choose appropriate majors concerning the traditional or modern culture, craft or industrial production in furtherance of shaping their design style.

Written Pham Ngoc Thu, M.A

Images by Faculty of Industrial Fine Arts Communication team.