CONCEPT OF DESIGN
In carapace-bone-scripts, the character “Xuan” represents the mass and scatter of floating clouds. It conveys the Chinese traditional theory of “harmony between man and nature”. The shape followed the zigzag curve of terrace fields so that my designs could convey the theory of “came from nature and return to nature”. By applying the shape and curves of terrace fields to the design of furniture, it brings the beauty of curves to home. Sitting quietly inside this chair at home, one can temporary forget about the fret after one day’ hard work, and feels like sitting in the nature, surrounded by mountains and rivers. It feels like having a momentary peace from the noisy world, enjoying the beauty of landscape. During the process of studying shape and forms, I started from importing part of the up and down form of terrace fields into the software to do combination and abstraction. Then, I applied human body engineering data to make give it more humanized. It makes you feel embraced by mountains, combining the beautiful shape of overlapped terrace fields with the curve of human’s vertebra, showing the beauty of natural shape by using the most simple materials. Thus, making it fully functional and give people the feeling of nature.