Contact Windy Chien


Windy Chien
1240 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110


Do you take commissions?

Absolutely. Working with collectors, architects, interior designers, and others on large, site-specific work is my favorite thing to do. Let's collaborate on something for you to love. Contact me.

Are you available for speaking engagements?

Yes. I'd love to come to your company, institution, or conference to present my creative journey, share images of the work, and lead knot tying sessions. Contact me.

When is your book being released?

The Year of Knots will be released by Abrams on September 17, 2019, in the United States. Details are here.

Do you have an online shop?

I do, but am often too busy with commissions to make work for the shop. Please click here to browse.
The Year of Knots archival pigment print is available for purchase by clicking here.
The Ponytail Splice is also available for purchase by clicking here.

Do you wholesale?

I am not currently seeking wholesale partners.

How long will it take to receive my online shop order?

All my items are hand made, therefore they will ship within one month of receiving your order. Within the US, I ship USPS Priority. Faster shipping can be arranged by request. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

International orders take longer and cost more. With these, I will work with you to find the least expensive option.

Where can I find a replacement bulb for my Helix Light?

The bulb that comes with your order is a standard incandescent globe bulb available at any hardware store. It's a 40w G40 bulb with a standard E26 base. Here are links to incandescent and LED bulbs. The fixtures can take any type of bulb up to 60 watts.

Who takes your photographs?

Photography throughout site by Windy Chien, Cesar Rubio, Leslie Santarina, Caroline Matthes, Molly DeCoudreaux, Samantha Altieri, Andy Vogt, Vero Kherian, Daniel Green, Peter Prato and Annie Martin.

How do you make a Doughnut Knot?