Much can be learned of the objects that served our ancestors and continue to prove their usefulness now, and when it comes to an interpretation of modern Zhang Xiao Quan instruments, little adaptations are needed to make such apparatuses appeal to the contemporary public.
Nonetheless, the Xun Ye Design studio has whipped these old-fashioned contraptions into shape with an appealing newfangled appearance. Essentially representing the antique implements to a T, the new Baang and Liunan tool sets have been enhanced with poised packaging. The first kit includes scissors and pliers covered in a crisp white coating and embedded within a smooth carved board, targeted as indispensable apartment utilities for young Chinese couples. The second are stationery knives and cutters embellished with an ebony glaze, together painting a picture of modern Zhang Xiao Quan tools that adapt to contemporary life.