China Design Competition: Yiying Cao

Featured Entry: Yiying Cao

China Design Competition: Yiying Cao

Yiying Cao is a 20-year-old student from Shanghai, and is currently studying at Donghua University.

What design inspirations have influenced your work?

The inspiration of the design comes from the animal immune system. The concept of animal immune system portrays the leather as being composed of tightly woven protein fibres.

What do you like about using leather?

Leather is a very durable and natural fabric. Leather has special textures, and the texture of each kind of leather is different. It is a challenging process to think about what kind of concept expresses the characteristics of leather in the design process. It is also an interesting material to touch and observe during the production process.