This artist duo found each other in 2017 while taking their Bachelors at KADK, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in Copenhagen. Swedish ceramicist Alexandra Nilasdotter and Taiwanese glass artist Chien Kuang Liu (who also holds a Masters from Konstfack in Stockholm) are currently working out of Gustavsberg outside Stockholm.
They share ideas about craft and design and continuously challenge each other in ideas and craftsmanship. Their collaboration is based on a shared inspiration from everyday objects and rituals, Swedish and Taiwanese design history and traditional craftsmanship and the meeting between these two cultures. Normal Object Factory's creations are always functional but still sculptural. They describe their work as a play with the idea of what and how things should be and be used. And they do it so well. With great artistry they strip away anything unnecessary and give everyday objects clean, yet highly decorative, shapes.