CLOUD




2021   •   FURNITURE    •   ART



CLOUD is a set of side tables revealing the aesthetics of the growth of a tree. Inspired by the traditional making of wood shingles, using axe to split the wood, a natural surface is formed according to the wood fibers' twisting growth. Following up with a hand-brushing technique, a strong tactile texture is created, showing the beauty hidden in nature.

Mark





BEAM



2020   •    BENCH



BEAM is a bench that embraces the philosophy of imperfection and re-evaluates material by revealing the hidden beauty using traditional techniques. Cracks on pine beams occur randomly and are usually treated as an unpleasant problem. In contrast, I appreciate the natural phenomenon that shows confrontation against nature. After burning and brushing, charcoal gradient remains on the tactile wooden surface. Vivid color inks are applied to emphasize the implicit mystery and energy hidden in nature.



W1500mm x D250mm x H450mm
Pine and steel

Mark

PAPER-CUT



2019   •    OUTDOOR FURNITURE 


The furniture was created during the summer 5 days workshop held by EKA Summer Academy at Viljandi in Estonia. I was attracted by the beauty of the raw-cut solid wood slabs placing inside the wood storage room.  The outline of the slabs were abstract  and looks like paper-cut by kids. The shape are artistic and energetic. The design was made by arranging different slabs together and create joineries for slotting in the wood slabs as the bench back.



W1800mm x D500mm x H1800mm
Maple and Ash Wood

Mark




Photo by Sara Urbanski

FLOW



2019   •    FURNITURE 


FLOW is a wooden lounge chair constructed with birch plywood and solid wood. The hollow frame structure celebrates the tension and strength created by the plywood. The geometric wooden base is designed in a distinct visual language - “when curvature meets straight lines”. The void structure helps to maintain a sense of visual balance thus creating a harmonious result.



W550mm x L760mm x H600mm
Birch Wood and Plywood

Mark

BACK TO BACK



2019   •    FURNITURE    •    CONCEPT


“Back to Back ” is a furniture design which targets for two persons having comfortable conversations in public space. By multiplying the furniture, it can work as a space divider in an open space.

The design achieves a “tête-à-tête” meeting simply by connecting two chairs’ backrest into one with a smooth curve which gives a sense of bonding the users. Nevertheless, the high backrest also creates a semi-open space which provides both open view or private space of two. The curve creates a perfect 120º angle to avoid embarrassing eye contact but still available to talk "face to face" by changing their body gestures.

Besides, the finishing of the single piece of the wooden backrest are designed with special color dying treatment, looks like a big natural and artistic picture from far away. When passerby sees people having a meeting there, they will get a sense of not going nearby to interrupt.



W2100mm x D1200mm x H1350mm
Steel and Finnish Birch Aircraft Plywood


It works as a space divider in an open space
Mark


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