Hangzhou Stool by Min Chen
Inspired by the flexible lifestyle of Hangzhou, a touristic city in the middle of the east coast of China, local designer Min Chen has conceived the Hangzhou Stool, a seat composed of 16 layers of bamboo veneer of the thickness of 0.9 mm.
Each one of the 16 bamboo veneers is different in length. They are bent in an arc shape and glued together at the last 25cm of each end. One piece of raw bamboo stick penetrates in the veneers and combines the two ends of the stool.
16 layers of bamboo veneer give a very special “arc” of the stool, just like the ripples on the water surface. When sit, the more weight the stool receives, the deeper the arc will be bent in the center, and therefore the more elasticity the user will feel.