Name: Spring Leaf
Year: 2018 Fall
Size: 15x17x29 in
Material: Italian Bending Poplar, resin glue and milk paint
Since the steam bending didn’t work on the Red Chair, a feeling of unfinished spun in my head. To convey the idea of structural reconstruction and force transmission in a better way, it is important to make three continuous wood boards. In that case, I thought of another technique–Lamination.
Compared to the Red Chair, the Spring Leaf chair removes the small columns and focuses more on the continuous shape. It fully utilizes the advantages of lamination technique, builds a strong and bouncing wooden structure, meets the need of users on both comfort and joy.
From the side view, the linear structure creates a feeling of lightness and delicacy. Once you sit on the chair, the flexibility on both seat and back will surprise you and bring you back to the nature. It just like lying on a huge leaf, release your stress and have some fun.
I paint the chair in green for two reasons. First reason is that I embed some hardware in the wood board as a junction, but it leaves a mark on the surface. Secondly, the brownish resin glue appears on the edge which is really difficult to remove. Thus, a box of mixed milk paint would help a lot.