This trio of sofas were designed for a tea house in Beijing that would serve as an adoptee meeting point. The form and arrangement of sofas were carefully considered to create seating that would encourage dialogue and eye contact amongst the users.
Collaboration with textiles artist, Talia Connelly (http://www.taliaconnelly.com)
My intentions for creating this bench was to use paper in a functional and unique way in furniture and to learn the traditional Japanese technique of making Shifu paper thread. The indigo dyed strip of fabric in the center of the upholstered slip seat is made from handmade kozo paper (warp) and a cotton linen blend (weft).