The shelves of Square & Round series
1. Appearance and details of design: Designers believe that furnitures are supposed to bear cultural connotations. Thus we follow this concept to have designed the shelves of the series, absorbing essence of both ancient and modern times. We inherit the time-honored belief on auspiciousness and practice the following philosophy: Each and every individual is different yet lives in harmony; they are independent yet tightly related. Such a belief reveals Chinese people’s philosophy in happiness.
Chinese philosophy encourages people “to maintain justice and kindness as principles of life”, which is reflected in the design of shelves in this series. Components are designed as square in the outside yet round in the inner side. By presenting transition of square and round in component design, works reveal better sense of beauty appreciation. Meanwhile, they imply the philosophy of whether to stride forward or to step back, or whether to give something off or to actively achieve something.
Traditional Chinese furniture mainly prepares symmetrical parts in design. Yet designers of Fu (“福”,a Chinese character，indicating good luck and happiness.)-style shelves break such a tradition to seek new order in the asymmetrical layout, thus presenting a new way of beauty appreciation.
We adopt valuable hardwood of African tropical forests as material for main body of the shelves. We aim to display high quality in details of the works by manufacturing and polishing them with traditional Chinese craftsmanship, namely, a craftsmanship that combines mortise and tenon.
2. Craftsmanship: Works of this series are made with traditional Chinese craftsmanship, adopting a structure combining mortise and tenon.
3. Materials: Dalbergia fusca of East Africa
4. Environmental concerns: Works are made of 100% nature-grown materials and coated with natural bees wax.