Monday, 3 June 2013

Xiao Tianyu

Xiao Tianyu is a Chinese designer based in Sweden. These are chairs from his 2010 graduation  'harmony' collection. They look strange and yet very appealing like they have sunk into giant marshmallows or clouds.
"This was my graduate project, so I did a lot of theoretical research behind the idea. To put it simply, I observed different ways of sitting. Furniture from the Ming Dynasty era, for example, encourages one to sit upright in quite a regal manner, whilst slouching on a sofa is considered a more comfortable way of sitting. Harmony is a marriage between the two." Xiao Tianyu

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