Shanghai 2019 – Stability vs irrationality and changing colors are at the base of the new iridescent furniture collections of tables, stools and benches by Chinese design studio Buzao. Inspired by construction-site elements, the Hot series comes in “violently psychedelic” contrasting colours while the Null collection is intended to evoke “stability, calmness and rationality“.
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Composed by interacting and rectangular iridescent beams, the Hot collection comprises a side table, an upright column, a tea table, a table and two benches.
The series was inspired by the humble, stable and rough shapes of sidings and wooden pallets you can find in a construction site and is made from stainless steel which was electroplated in order to create indeterminable varying colors.
The simple geometry the the designs contrasts with a violently psychedelic colour palette extending from extremely hot to extremely cold hues, without missing any visible light band.
The result is an extremely dazzling and illusional effect “producing psychedelic, jumping, surreal dramatic feelings. Like an illusion of desire, like a reality that is never real.”
The Null collection features changing hues as well but with the calming tones of clear blue skies and water. Made from compound glass bonded with UV glue, the series comprises a bench, a side table, a table lamp, a pendant lamp and a wardrobe.
Like the Hot collection, the furniture items in the Null collection consist of geometric forms such as rectangles and circles.
The design as a whole presents a transparent body with a thickness. “The overlay of visible materials and the sense of its volume, have strengthened the existence of glass in space. It both exists and does not exist. From being to not being, a space evanescence, a visual abyss.”
All photos of Buzao’s iridescent furniture: courtesy of Buzao.
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