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Image: Min Chen

With a similar aesthetic to the Alpha stool from Bēhance which we featured here, is the Hangzhou stool by Min Chen.

The stool consists of layers of bamboo veneer of varying lengths which are themselves made of several ultra thin bamboo layers.  The layers are aligned vertically in accordance with the natural direction of the bamboo fibres which makes them very flexible and strong.  Each bamboo veneer is bent in an arc and glued together at each end.  When the layers of the bamboo are sat upon, the arc of the stool is bent in the centre.  A piece of raw bamboo stick penetrates the two ends of the stool and provides additional sturdiness.


Images: Min Chen

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