Inspired by the versatile 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 16 layers of bamboo veneer of the thickness of .9 mm.
Each and every a single of the 16 bamboo veneers is various in length. They are bent in an arc shape and glued together at the final 25cm of every single end. One particular piece of raw bamboo stick penetrates in the veneers and combines the two ends of the stool.
16 layers of bamboo veneer give a quite specific “arc” of the stool, just like the ripples on the water surface. When sit, the more weight the stool receives, the deeper the arc will be bent in the center, and for that reason the more elasticity the user will really feel.