Based in Hangzhou, SOZEN Create is a contemporary home and lifestyle brand focusing on the craft of bamboo. Founder Junjie Zhang, who also founded the Sozen Design Organization, has been doing research in the field of bamboo handicraft and its application on local cultural product design since 2012. Junjie is also an associate professor, PhD candidate, and the head of department of industrial design at the China Academy of Art.
SOZEN Create designs are imaginative, fusing traditional material science with technology to create high-quality artwork furnishings that fit the modern home. Designs are initiated on the computer, although actual forms are achieved by exploiting the elasticity of the natural materials. The brand's ethos is to seek meaning from culture and to pursue art from everyday life.