很榮幸受邀參與 恆成紙業 / Auspic Paper 與 株式會社竹尾 ／ TAKEO CO., LTD. 以及 新浪潮之父 日清坊 Nisshinbo 紙廠聯合舉辦的春茗茶會。「Vent Nouveau」一紙於1995年問世，在日本擁有富哲理之名「宛如珀」，法文原意為新浪潮，台灣代理商恆成紙業以「新浪潮」為正式名稱。「新浪潮」在台灣是文化用紙與印刷品的頂級代名詞， 除了設計師王志弘以及不勝枚數的知名設計師投入使用以外，最令人嚮往的，則是優秀的印刷再現性，以及優於其他同類型紙的印刷明度與本身的白度；而現場聽了Nisshinbo 日清紡詳細解說後，除了解更多印前需要注意的細節，也一掃當初對於「新浪潮」的不安與疑慮。而綜合來說，此次由台灣紙業舉辦的活動，除了選擇氣氛優雅的薄霧書店 作為活動場地，在配置、內容主題、動線與茶點都相當有水準以外，由紙廠方與田園城市帶來的專業資訊，獲益良多不在話下，看到許多設計師與出版社的朋友們願意前來共襄盛舉，相信未來設計業與出版業都能與紙業共同邁出新的一大步。第一張照片為此次參與能獲得的紙樣本，是原研哉先生為「Vent Nouveau」一紙所設計的：「COLOR AND TEXTURE ON SOAP」印刷樣本，以無所不能的特性，選擇了「肥皂」這個主題，從世界各地搜集了可稱為珍品的肥皂收藏，並邀請了攝影家 廣石尚子 女士針對不同主題做拍攝，幫助大家了解「宛如珀」的高品質，以及其秉持的理念。
2017 Tea Party co-hosted by Auspic Paper, Takeo Co., Ltd., and Nisshinbo
It was my pleasure to be invited to the tea party co-hosted by Auspic Paper, Takeo Co., Ltd., and Nisshinbo. The paper series Vent Nouveau, meaning ‘the new wave’ in French, was released in 1995. The series is also known as ベント・ノイヴァウ (Vent Nouveau) in Japan, meaning ‘amber-like’. Auspic Paper, the agents of Vent Nouveau in Taiwan names it Xīnlàng cháo(新浪潮), meaning ‘the new wave’ in Mandarin. In Taiwan, Vent Nouveau is synonymous with top fine papers and top quality printed matter, hence widely used by designer Wang Zhihong and numerous well-known designers. Vent Nouveau is designed to achieve high levels of printability and is designed to present better printing brightness and to have higher original paper whiteness than other similar types of paper. An in-depth introduction of Vent Nouveau delivered by staffs of Nisshinbo not only well-explicated the details and precautions prior to printing on the papers but also cleared up my worries and doubt of the papers at first.
Overall, this event hosted by the paper industry in Taiwan was a success. The elegant atmosphere of the venue along with precisely organised agenda and exquisite refreshments made a comfortable experience. The professional information provided by the attended companies and Gardencity Bookstore was valuable and beneficial. Seeing so many designers and publishers willing to join this event gave me a strong faith in the future of design, publishing, and paper industries.
The first photo is a paper sample of Colour and Texture on Soap, a publication specifically designed for Vent Nouveau by Kenya Hara. Choosing ‘soap’ as the topic, Mr. Hara gathered precious soap collectables from all over the world and invited photographer Hiroishi Haruko to shoot the soaps in various themes. The publication Color and Texture on Soap aims to introduce the high quality and concept of Vent Nouveau to readers.