Yuxuan Huang is a furniture designer currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. She blends mass-producible manufacturing methods with improvisational hand craft, and her functional design explores a realm where the constrains of life meets dreams. Through the exceptional use of material, her designs play with simplistic forms that allows functionality to harmoniously coexist with artistry, as well as ephemerality and timelessness, movement and stillness, chaos and silence.
Yuxuan’s sincere wish is to write a poem of life that obeys the rules of industrialization, functionality, and materiality, while still expressing care for humanity, imagination, and serendipity.
Grow up in Chengdu, a mountainous nature-profound city in southwest China, she is tuned to seek subtlety and serendipity from nature and mundane life. Her passion in conceptual and experimental arts lead her to an interdisciplinary fine arts education at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her BFA degree with an emphasis in Designed Objects and Photography. Her interests in conceptual design, installation arts and sensitivity to space and time led her to pursue furniture as the medium to explore the meanings behind form, materiality, and functionality. She will receive her MFA degree in furniture design in Rhode Island School of Design in 2024.
Yuxuan’s work is well-recognized and has been showcased in international shows, including Salone del Mobile Milano, Alcova Miami, ICFF/Wanted Design Manhattan, and Design X RI.
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI, USA
Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design, 2024
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis in Designed Objects and Photography
Merit Scholarship Recipient, graduation 2021
ICFF +Wanted Design Manhattan 2023
May 19 - May 21, 2023
New York City, USA
NYC x Design: Wanted Design International Schools Show 2021
May 12 - June 12, 2021
New York City, USA
Design x Rhode Island 2023
Sep 21 - Sep 24, 2023
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Alcova Miami 2023
Dec 4 - Dec 10, 2023
Salone del Mobile Milano 2024