Inspired by the flexible lifestyle of Hangzhou, a touristic city in the middle of the east coast of China, regional designer Min Chen has conceived the Hangzhou Stool, a seat composed of sixteen layers of bamboo veneer of the thickness of .9 mm.
Each 1 of the 16 bamboo veneers is diverse in length. They are bent in an arc form and glued collectively at the final 25cm of every finish. A single piece of raw bamboo stick penetrates in the veneers and combines the 2 ends of the stool.
16 layers of bamboo veneer give a really special “arc” of the stool, just like the ripples on the water surface. When sit, the much more bodyweight the stool receives, the deeper the arc will be bent in the center, and therefore the much more elasticity the user will really feel.