Gamzar is currently a Hong Kong based designer and contemporary artisan specializing in bamboo and metal. He grew up in a Teochew-Hakka family in Hong Kong and has been interested in languages and art since childhood.
During the volunteering trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, he was deeply influenced by the local architectural design and determined to study in Europe. After a two-year weekend French course in Shanghai, Gamzar was selected as the only candidate to go to the National Schools of Design in Paris (ENSCI Les Ateliers and ESAA Duperré) for an exchange program. Interning in France, he discovered the beauty and value of Asian crafts and gradually developed his interest and enthusiasm in crafts.
Gamzar later went to Nantou in Taiwan and Anji in Zhejiang, China, to start his apprenticeship. Combining the computer-aided design with bamboo craftsmanship, his bamboo work won the gold award in the Fujian International Bamboo Product Design Competition in 2017 and was featured in the China edition of Architectural Digest. He returned to Hong Kong in the same year to work as a designer. After working with crafts for a year and a half, he was awarded the French National Scholarship and enrolled in the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers in Paris for postgraduate study.
In 2020, he started exploring on galvanized iron with Master Michael Yu while working in Substance for lighting and bespoke furniture design.