steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, recalling ancient chinese architecture

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, recalling ancient chinese architecture

meaningless chair: architectural furniture

 

Meaningless Architecture’s Meaningless Chair, at first seemingly humble, stands firmly among a pile of rocks, resembling a contemplative sculpture. The three-legged seat is crafted from industrial bamboo and steel, its form permitting it to adapt to uneven terrain despite its modest scale. Minimalist yet composed of an intricate structural system, its design is evocative of inclined brackets used typically in ancient Chinese architecture, an integral structural element. As such, the chair’s geometric frame is intersected by inclined steel that acts like a lever to resist gravity and support the chair and user. 

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
all images courtesy of Meaningless Architecture

 

 

industrial bamboo ensures a lightweight yet durable profile

 

Led by Jiaojiao Miao and Hui Luo, the Meaningless Chair creates furniture using an architectural approach, combining lightness and solemnity, beauty and precision. ‘As a result, we made a chair maintaining balance with three legs,’ notes the architects.

 

Here, bamboo, a naturally occurring material, has been transformed into an industrial component with the intervention of modern technology, greatly enhancing its physical properties. The cross sections of the chair components are therefore small yet sufficient to provide ample support. Additionally, Mindless Architecture ensured a profile that is lightweight, easy to transport, and easy to disassemble and reassemble, optimizing materials while reducing costs. 

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
Meaningless Architecture presents the Meaningless Chair

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
at first seemingly humble, it stands firmly among a pile of rocks, resembling a contemplative sculpture

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
crafted from industrial bamboo and steel

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
its three-legged profile ensures stability on rugged terrain

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steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
evocative of inclined brackets used typically in ancient Chinese architecture, an integral structural element

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
the Meaningless Chair in a Wheat Field

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, evoking ancient chinese architecture
lightweight and easy to transport

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, recalling ancient chinese architecture
it can be easily disassembled and reassembled

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, recalling ancient chinese architecture
Jiaojiao Miao and Hui Luo adopt an architectural approach, combining lightness and solemnity, beauty and precision

steel intersects meaningless chair's bamboo frame, recalling ancient chinese architecture
assembly process

 

 

project info:

 

name: Meaningless Chair
designer: Jiaojiao Miao, Hui Luo

 

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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