tadeas podracky references chinese oil-paper umbrella in bronze collection
(above) the bronze collection contains a table and a stool

 

 

 

czech designer tadeas podracky is a young creative whose approach to work comprehends historical research of different techniques from around the world. for his latest project called ‘umbrella table & stool’, he explored the traditional chinese crafts from the yuhang region. this part of china is famous for its bamboo and bronze products, allowing the designer to center his research on the oil-paper umbrella and leading him to apply this knowledge into his designs.

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the collection explores the traditional chinese crafts from the yuhang region

 

 

 

after researching and training in the different crafts, tadeáš podracký decided to join two yuhang’s traditions into one manufacture production. the result was an umbrella table and stool made of chinese bronze using the oil-paper umbrella construction. all parts of the table use the shape of the umbrella which the designer deconstructed and then assembled in a different order. the complex chinese symbolism is very important to the project as the umbrella symbolizes protection from the evil spirits and the circular appearances stands for fullness, connotation of a beautiful life.

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the collection is made from chinese bronze

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
all parts of the table use the oil-paper umbrella technique

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
stool

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
the stools can be stacked, one on top of the other

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
chinese symbolism is present in the whole collection

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
the designer understanding the oil-paper umbrella construction

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
artisans weaving the umbrella

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
chinese bronze factory

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom
umbrella table process

tadeas podracky bronze collection umbrella table stool designboom

 

 

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