minimal ‘YI’ collection
The rapid development of design cultures across all levels of Chinese society forms the backdrop to this collection.
Using a minimal design language the pieces explore and re-interpret elements of traditional Chinese architecture into every day and functional modern furniture. A classically defined colour plate and pattern references complete the collection.
Visual references from traditional chairs, moved from three to two dimensions breaks precedent to refresh the audience perspectives.
Manufactured from steam bent plywood and metal tubing, the emphasis is on functional connections and diverse chair forms for wider market appeal.
This project sits within the development of urban centres across China and against the ubiquity of their generic and mass produced ‘global modern’ furniture cultures.