Wire (Rocking Chair) by Hong Zhu
2012 - 2013, Bronze A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
To make people more aware of their living environment, the WIRE's design is inspired by the people's "way of thinking." Usually, from the moment people see an object with their eyes and send the information to their brains, a little gap called optical illusion, is created. The Wire utilizes this illusion between looking and thinking to create a furniture piece that has both 2d and 3d features. When people look at the chair from different directions, it always looks different, as if moving a 2d wire in a 3 dimensional living space.
Using the CNC rolling technique, WIRE is formed by two pieces of aluminum tubes. Even though it’s a functional chair, it looks like wires hanging in a flat surface. The seating space is hidden in the pipes. The chair has a unique structure with very good self-balance. It is a durable, stable and sustainable piece with low material cost and luxury appearance. WIRE is easily manufactured. Also, the light weight and rust resistant materials make it good for outdoor and indoor using.
Design Challenges
Hong Zhu did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Wire Rocking Chair.
Production Technology
Anodized aluminum pipes, 1 plastic X connector and a piece of formed acrylic sheet.
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