2020 • BENCH
BEAM is a bench design made of low-grade Finnish pinewood with unique surface treatment. The processes involved several steps that embrace
the old traditional wood crafting technique. The technique involved burning, grinding, and pigment ink dyeing. After burning the pine log, I
grind off all the charcoal from the wood surface. The spring-wood creates deep dents forming a strong tactile surface and the burn mark would
remain on the summer-wood which creates beautiful natural gradients.
The vibrant ink dye had enhanced the techniques to the next level. The color expresses the mysterious energy hidden inside the wood log which
gives a sense of emitting the energy out through the natural cracks and the gradient wood grain. The result gives a brand new impression of
wood that we usually see and shows the beauty of unnatural naturalness from Mother Nature.
W1500mm x D250mm x H450mm
Pine and steel
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
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
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
2019 • ART • FURNITURE