Shanghai 2017 – Renown designer Frank Chou presents a brand-new range of furniture inspired by traditional fans and fashionable luggages that aim to synchronize Chinese modern design expression with international contemporary style.
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The almost transparent form and sober decoration of the new Fan Chair comes in wood, metal and fabric. “These three materials dialogue seamlessly in search of a new definition of elegance.” Says the designer. “With slightly, outwardly and back inclined legs, tilt and arc are carefully considered to reach the balance between beauty and comfort”. The metal back-rest design translates the geometric and light design of Traditional Chinese fans.
Fan Side Table strips all decorative elements for a more functional design. “Fan side table design was reduce to the most minimal structure. It comes as a mere combination of circles and lines. A geometrical configuration of elements with a sense of constructivism”. The parallel tabletops construct a non-symmetrical balance. The simplified shape and structure are suitable for flat-packaging and transportation.
Suit Single sofa and the coordinated Suit stool were inspired by fashionable suitcases. Rounded and geometrical volumes create a soft a comfortable seat wrapped in fabric and embraced by a neat metal decoration. The single sofa comes with thin and structural architecture of frames and it is partially decorated with bright ornament. The slender metal smooth lines of the single sofa and the geometrical fabric seat make a strong visual sense. The versatile stool can be used as a footrest as well as a mini table.
“Simple configuration elements require more judgments about proportion. The high-definition of the tough contour has a strong sense of space composition, forming a bridge between people and architectural spirits.” Adds Frank Chou.
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Frank Chou design studio was founded in 2012 and collaborated with international design brands ever since. “ Mi works balance aesthetic differences between the East and West through an unique perspective”. All projects aim to find Chinese contemporary design imprint within a wider and more international spectrum.
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All images: courtesy of Frank Chou.