Ripple Lianyi Chen is a textile artist, innovator, and entrepreneur who studied Textiles at the Royal College of Art and graduated from Fashion Design & Material Science at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.
Primarily based in London and Beijing, her work focuses on future textiles and sustainability, seeking to explore the relationship between women, nature, and the principles of the world.
She is the founder of lokaReboon and Ripple Art Studio.
lokaReboon is a sustainable and environmentally friendly material made from recycled and discarded balloons. It utilizes recycled balloons as raw materials, which possess exceptional strength and abrasion resistance, resulting in a prolonged lifespan. The vibrant colors of the balloons are retained in the new material, eliminating the need for additional dyeing and avoiding the generation of secondary industrial wastewater.
Ripple Art Studio was established in Beijing with a foundation in the research of recyclable new materials, while also engaging in a diverse range of design disciplines, research, public welfare collaborations, educational workshops, and projects dedicated to the commercialization of recyclable materials within the industry. The studio's shared interest and focus on art, culture, society, and the environment enable them to unearth unexpected stories, details, and overlooked materials and techniques. Each project undertaken by the studio is an opportunity to bridge rationality with sensibility, connecting artistic aesthetics with practical solutions for current and potential environmental issues on Earth.
CMF LAB, China International Furniture Fair, Guangzhou (2023)
ARTEFACT, Contemporary Craft Fair, Design Centre, London (2023)
Sustainable Material Innovation&Design Application in China, Design Shanghai (2023)
The Future of Craft, London Craft Week (2022)
The 1st Annual METAVERSE Art, Milan, Venice Arsenale (2022)
Sustainable China, London Design Festival (2022)
Support Systems, BASE, Milan Design Week (2022)
Materialized, Isola, Irisbuurt, Eindhoven, Dutch Design Week (2022)
Dozing in the fold of dreamland, Modern Art Museum, Shanghai (2022)
Priestman Goode, Rethinking Single-use Plastic, London Design Festival (2021)
IMR Center, Design China Beijing (2021)
Super Sell, Bloom, Guangzhou Design Week (2021)
Future material, Design Shanghai (2020)
China Design Trends Report 2023-2024
Figaro Magazine China December/2022
创新进行时 《从天而降的废弃气球》Documentary by China Central Television Channel 10 (cctv10) 2022
SDGs Design International Awards 2021Bronze Award
RCA Grand Challenge 2020/21 Finalists