Hui Lounge Table and Chair: A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity

A Unique Blend of Huizhou Architecture and Contemporary Furniture Design

The architectural aesthetics of Huizhou is a unique human landscape left over from the end of feudal times in China. Inspired by this rich cultural heritage, designer Dan Shao has created the Hui Lounge Table and Chair, a stunning furniture set that seamlessly integrates Huizhou architecture with modern design.

The Hui Lounge Table and Chair set is a testament to the designer's vision of bringing the charm of Huizhou culture into everyday life. The design draws inspiration from the Ma Tau Wall, a distinctive architectural element of Huizhou-style buildings. By incorporating the shape of the horse head and gatehouse into the furniture's structure and decoration, the set exudes a classical and stable aesthetic that perfectly complements modern homes.

Made from beech, leather, and glass, the Hui Lounge Table and Chair showcase the craftsmanship of Chinese traditional architectural mortise and tenon joints. This traditional technique not only ensures the durability and stability of the furniture but also adds a touch of authenticity to its design.

The lounge chair features a soft and comfortable leather cushion and backrest, providing ample support for relaxation and leisure. The table, with its two-tier design, offers additional storage space for books, magazines, and other items, making it a practical and functional addition to any living space.

The Hui Lounge Table and Chair set creates an inviting space for tea-drinking and reading, allowing users to immerse themselves in the beauty of Huizhou culture. Its unique blend of tradition and modernity makes it a standout piece that adds character and sophistication to any interior.

Throughout the design process, the team faced the challenge of finding the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. By fine-tuning and transforming traditional elements, they successfully created a design that resonates with both visual and cultural connotations, appealing to a wide range of audiences.

The Hui Lounge Table and Chair set is a result of extensive research, including field research, user interviews, focus groups, and usability tests. This conceptual study aims to refine and redesign traditional Chinese culture, contributing to the inheritance and innovation of Chinese traditional culture.

Recognized for its exceptional design, the Hui Lounge Table and Chair set was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in 2023. This prestigious accolade is given to well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. The set's integration of industry best practices and competent technical characteristics not only provides fulfillment but also contributes to a better world.

Experience the fusion of tradition and modernity with the Hui Lounge Table and Chair set, a masterpiece that brings the beauty of Huizhou culture into your home.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Dan Shao
Image Credits: Dan Shao
Project Team Members: Dan Shao
Project Name: Hui
Project Client: Dan Shao

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