Taiwanese designer Cheng-Tsung Feng and craft artist Kao-Min Chen co-designed a dynamic furniture piece made entirely from renewable bamboo. “Flow” is light and free like a cloud and offers a unique place to spend a lazy afternoon. Its poetic, sculptural aesthetic resembles a flying cloud blowing freely in the wind.
“Flow” is made entirely from curvy bamboo strips–50% modularized bamboo that makes industrial production easier and 50% waved bamboo delicately crafted by hand. Made from the sturdy, flexible Asian grass, this intricate, whimsical lounger is really an artwork that can be industrially produced. Each piece takes up to 30 days to complete and is handmade by a Taiwanese bamboo craft master that has been in the art for 25 years.
The designer explains the seat’s inherent concept: “I would like to present the [image] of flying cloud, blowing wind, and running water with bamboo material. The abstract of my concept represents a powerful action of nature, [which] turns into a weaker power gradually. I created lifeful, uncontrollable, perceptual, and dynamic furniture with vivid and lifelike strength.”
Designed only last year, “Flow” was part of the exhibition “Taiwan Contemporary Chairs” held at the bustling Milan Design Week.
See more of Cheng-Tsung Feng’s stunning designs here.
Photos courtesy of Cheng-Tsung Feng