Tianyi Shi

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www.tianyishi-design.com

 

 

Inside Out

This project de-constructs everyday upholstered furniture. Breaking the formal conventions of upholstered furniture and exploiting what happens when the internal structures drive the aesthetic, practical and physical form for extravagant new artefacts.

Usually, foam is hidden within the upholstery structure and covered by textile of one sort or another. In this project, the raw foam is used in an innovative way. Informally revealed and regrouped. Here lightness and volume provoke practical experiments and exciting explorations. These chairs highlight foams often unacknowledged, yet unique features, its marvellous texture, subtle colours, surfaces and the softness and flexibility of bubbles caught in permanent form.