The Ring in Chongqing is a ground-breaking ecological retail destination featuring one of China's largest indoor botanic gardens. A first of its kind for the city, the interior design intertwines retail, nature, culture and experience and comes to life with a 42 meter tall botanical garden, interactive sports and culture, and a creative tenant mix. The power of biophilia and nature is front and center, pushing the agenda forward for retail design.
Inspired by the DC 3 aircraft, the stool's concept refers to the aerodynamic lines of the monoplane. Using boards of plywood through a precision cutting process that reveals the different lines of each layer, the DC 3 stool has a structural support that becomes a pleasant visual detail. The stool with a sculptural design finds in the apparent edges a way to highlight its lines. There are many ways to interact with the piece. Some might have it as a sculpture ou decoration piece, some might use it as a side table or foot rest or even for its orginal purpose: as a stool.
The whole space is based on white and yellow, which is more fashionable and international. The entrance space continues the water in the sky device. On the one hand, the shape of the top of the hall and the decorative column originates from the elements of the book page, which symbolizes the culture, and the Central Plains culture is an important source of Chinese culture. Taking the book as the shape vividly highlights the profound and long origin of regional culture.
1x3 is inspired by interlocking burr puzzles. It is both - a piece of furniture and a brain teaser. All parts stay together without the need of any fixtures. The interlocking principle involves only sliding movements giving a very fast assembly process and making 1x3 appropriate for frequent change of place. The level of difficulty depends not on dexterity but mostly on spatial vision. Instructions are provided in case the user needs help. The name - 1x3 is a mathematical expression that represents the logic of the wooden structure - one element type, three pieces of it.
A modular sofa, constructed from small cubes, which can be adjusted in height by simply adding or removing cubes. With a small adjustment, the sofa can be given a completely different look. You can play about with the seat height, seat depth, place the seating individually or collectively, give it a relaxed look or an active look. Each cube can be ordered with its own upholstery and with a hard top cover which can be used as a table surface.
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