Yuxuan Huang is a furniture and objects designer currently pursuing an MFA degree in furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her background of studying conceptual and experimental art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago motivates her to design meaningful furniture that obeys the rules of functionality and materiality, while still expressing care for humanity, imagination, and serendipity. Usually inspired by materiality and topics about timelessness and mundanity, her work has been showcased in Wanted Design Manhattan in 2021 and 2023.
Twig Chair, 2022
Material: Baltic Birch Plywood
Dimension:27" x 17" x 19"
Entirely composed of Baltic Birch Plywood, Twig chair intends to reveal the inconspicuous beauty inside this material and its mundanity. With CNC milling down laminated plywood, the contour lines of birch veneers gradually shape a pattern resembling the growth rings of trees. Inspired by waterfalls and human figure, Twig Chair’s minimalist sculptural form is a metaphor for humanity: through its form and materiality, Twig Chair wishes to draw a contemplative dialogue between humans, nature, and industrialization.
Twig Chair could be produced by recycled and wasted commercial-used plywood to create a sustainable, economical, and aesthetic future product.
Twig Chair is currently in RISD Furniture Design's group show “Rewilded Domesticity” at WantedDesign Manhattan 2023 from May 21-23.
Photo: Erik Gould