'gang rou' chair by jeff dayu shi
the chair's profile which shows the fan effect of the four curved bamboo slats which make up the back rest
drawing influences from the furniture forms of the ming and qing dynasty, shi's 'gang rou' armchair features a round-back
with a simple linear structure. the stackable seating piece appears heavy because of its large size, but its bamboo construction offers
a lightweight design which is easy to carry. its S-type backrest curves to the human spine.
front view of the chair which draws its formal qualities from the furniture of the ming and qing dynasties
bentwood slats of bamboo form the 'S' shaped backrest
top view of the seat
the bamboo chair is stackable
'zhuo ba xian' table
in chinese families, the 'ba xian table' is traditionally one of the most common pieces of furniture within the household.
composed of only three parts: the top, the legs and the aprons, historically they have been made from various types of hardwood -
many of which are on the verge of extinction today. shi's 'zhuo ba xian' bamboo version employs a mortise and tenon joint system,
and use of a sustainable material resulting in a more contemporary expression of the classic table.
the legs are composed of three bamboo slats which intersect with one another at an angle of 120 degrees.
a diaphragm-like mechanism holds these parts together, giving structural strength and high rigidity to the design.
'zhuo ba xian' is produced in collaboration with craftsmen: huang chun-chieh (ruban craft academy)
and wang deng-fa (yung shing furniture co., ltd.).
the table is constructed employing a mortise and tenon joint system
the legs of the table are made-up of three slats which intersect one another at a 120 degree angle and are held in place by a diaphragm-lie component