Image (Sofa) by Zhenyi Chen
2017 - 2018, Golden A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
Inspiration
The design inspiration derives from the famous Chinese painting Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains of Yuan Dynasty which was from 1279 to 1368. Modern internationalized design language has been applied to reproduce the spirit of oriental landscapes and re-innovate the furniture designs based on tradition and nature.This is furniture adaptive to the aesthetic appreciation and lifestyle of youth.
Creativity
First, some new design languages are used to reflect traditional culture. Backrest of is wrapped with cloth in different colors to form the sense of depth of mountains, representing the masculine of male; the seat surface adopts transparent acrylic material which is just like transparent lake water, representing the blandness of female. Second, it has innovative point on process. Several kinds of materials are used in the design. Different handicraftsmen shall be gathered to do the work together.
Design Challenges
There are two challenges in this project: first, how to interpret traditional culture in an innovative form to acquire modern and internationalized elements, break regional limits and allow more people to be recognized. This is one challenge. The second challenge comes from material and processing technology of the product. The design integrated four materials: wood, acrylic, cloth, and metal in cloth. To ensure sense of beauty and stability of structure, during the R&D process, different handicraftsmen shall be gathered to do the work together.
Production Technology
The design integrated four materials: wood, acrylic, cloth, and metal or wood in cloth. To ensure sense of beauty and stability of structure, during the R&D process, different handicrafts men shall be gathered to do the work together.
       
     
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