Lian in Chinese means to connect and to unite. The Lian brand is a natural development from our Artist-in-Residence program. For many years we have invited artists and designers from China and around the world to spend time at our factory to freely work with our resources. The intention is to nurture a learning environment and provide an incubator for new design ideas. In the process, our employees gain mind-opening experiences and insights by connecting with creatives from around the world. At the same time, our invited artists and designers gain valuable knowledge about all aspects of the bone China medium directly from our people who work side by side with them. Lian branded products are the results of cooperative work between invited designers/artists and our own Asianera artists, designers and craftspeople.