Erin (Yiting) Hou is born in Shenzhen, China, where tradition gradually blends with modernity. Throughout her childhood, she had the opportunity to visit many traditional gardens in Suzhou, China. The gardens have well-designed architectures for practicability, the proper balance between light and shade, and the excellent integration of dynamics and statics for visual appearance. What she has seen taught Erin that an excellent piece of design should have perfect functionality and be able to meet people’s aesthetic senses and spiritual needs to the furthest extent.
With ten years of Chinese paint learning during her childhood and theoretical studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, she gradually developed her modern systemic design philosophy. The idea is about hiding the power of dynamic into the simplicity of the static structure to show the integration between vitality and stillness, with the fulfillment of both aesthetic mentality and practical usage.