About Xun Ye

My name is Xun Ye. I graduated as an industrial designer from The Art Center College of Design. I watched as many of my classmates ventured off into corporations. Following suit disempowered I felt, I questioned my own path. As a designer, I so often desire to change the world, to solve pressing problems through beauty and functionality. But gradually I realized that when I solved one problem for the company, I often created bigger problems for the environment. New needed to be found. So I ventured off. Left.

Haizii was born from this tension, this question, of how we may merge the modern with the old? What is the core value of handcrafting in our mass production world? What does it mean to bring enchanted artistry into our homes, at scale even, with a greater respect for earth? I am asking more questions and questioning more answers.