The Hulu Family Belonging series designed by Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang is inspired by cultural symbols. In the past, farmers from Northern China used naturally dried hu lu (gourds) to scoop water and wash rice. Tableware and eating utensils were considered essential family belongings that connected everyone to the same table, symbolizing harmony and a sense of home. The Hulu set reinvents traditional family objects using hand made porcelain to give new meaning to simple, everyday utensils and to encourage a reflection of the true meaning of home and gathering. The Hulu Family Belonging series includes plate and bowl settings, a liquor vessel, liquor glasses, wine decanter, a salt and pepper set and our favorite 5-piece serve ware which is great for both small meals or used together for large gatherings.
Yung Ho Chang is a Chinese-American architect and Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He formerly served as the Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT. He studied at the Nanjing Institute of Technology before moving to the US. He received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of California and taught in the US for 15 years before returning to Beijing to establish China's first private architecture firm, Atelier FCJZ.