|Robert Kuo is an American designer born in China. Kuo, whose father was a Chinese watercolor painter. He learned about decorative tradition from "hands on training." In 1973, he immigrated to the United States and opened a studio for cloisonné in Beverly Hills. In 1985, Kuo shifted his focus from working in cloisonné to repoussé, the art of hammering decorative relief into metal. The artist began to experiment with shaping the copper itself to create new forms. He also developed different finishes to apply to the hammered metal. Kuo looked to China for artisans experienced in ancient repoussé techniques. He trained these craftsmen to adapt their skills to create new repoussé forms and objects.
Robert Kuo Ging Shi Stone Water Feature
Robert Kuo Tree Trunk Pot and Tall Bamboo Pot
Robert Kuo Tree trunk Lamp
Robert Kuo Isola Design Small Cabinet