Dongzhu Li

Growing up surrounded by objects made with traditional crafts using bamboo, I am deeply inspired to create bamboo objects attractive to modern audience. Designed and built with functionality in mind, San Stool has a simplistic yet strong structure, challenging traditional forms of bamboo furniture, as it has a ring-like stretcher made with a whole bamboo pole to tighten the entire piece.
    The inspirations of Yi Chair come from my memories of the bamboo chairs commonly used in local tea houses in my hometown. I chose to give the chair a lighter, elegant structure in contrast to the traditional bulky design, while staying true to many traditional techniques.