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)
RESEARCH AND FORM DEVELOPMENT
ADOPTEE “FINDING SPOT”
ARIETTA VANITY CABINET
Materials: Hard Maple, Mirror, Brass, Plaster, Satin PolyWhey Finish
Inspiration: Elbphilharmonie by Herzog and de Mueron
Brass handle made by Hannah Kim (http://www.hannahkim.art)
The aesthetic of this coffee table was inspired by a camera iris. Handmade Gampi paper was made and cut to create an illusion of depth in the center of the table. It is protected by a layer of glass.
Materials: Cherry, Ash, Danish Oil
SHIFU PAPER BENCH
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).