yii: bubble sofa by kevin yu jui chou
yii: bubble sofa by kevin yu jui chou yii: bubble sofa by kevin yu jui chou
apr 21, 2011

yii: bubble sofa by kevin yu jui chou

‘bubble sofa’ by yu-jui (kevin) chou with craftsman su-jen su image © designboom

the ‘bubble sofa’ by yu-jui (kevin) chou is one of the newest projects developed through the yii initiative that seeks to bring traditional taiwanese craft techniques into a contemporary light. on show at the triennale di milano during milan design week 2011, the sofa refers to the history of bamboo furniture, demonstrating the material’s endless structural possibilities. its light yet stable construction is made from a total of 999 hand-woven bamboo balls, one of the most common elements found in a bamboo craftsman’s studio. these elements are connected through the use of metal rings and rubber. produced in collaboration with craftsman su-jen su, the unit measures H52 x W166 x D70 cm with a seat height of 35 cm.

yu-jui (kevin) chou image © designboom

detail of the bamboo balls image © designboom

construction of a bamboo ball, 999 of which were used to build the ‘bubble sofa’ image courtesy of yu-jui (kevin) chou

rubber and metal rings are used to fasten the balls together image courtesy of yu-jui (kevin) chou

image courtesy of yu-jui (kevin) chou

production in progress… image courtesy of yu-jui (kevin) chou

image courtesy of yu-jui (kevin) chou

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