Deputy Dean of Industrial Desgin Dept. School of Art, China Academy of Art, PhD on manufacturing theory and practice of cultural and creative design, founder of SOZEN studio. His research focuses on multi-discipline of contemporary culture and
design. He has won Red Dot Design Award, IF Product Design Award for many times as well as more than ten times of other international awards. His works were exhibited and collected in domestic and overseas institutes/museums.
SOZEN uses an innovative design concept to understand the essence of China’s fundamental culture and integrate it into modern life creation. SOZEN design is frank and straightforward. You feel warmed when you see it. Its wonderful simplicity is
mundane yet the most real and tangible charm, the most reliable existence.
To interpret Swedish pine, a Nordic material, from an oriental perspective, reaches a balance in culture. Zhang Junjie managed to convey an internal balance via a simple chair. It is a metaphor of Chinese Tai Chi in which the body movement express the internal strength and external beauty.
The seat surface and the backrest are made of Swedish pine, the legs of metal. The stability comes out of the dislocation of the three parts. Swedish pine is rare, which enables him to deliberate every detail and curve of the seat surface and the backrest. The balance is indicated through the simplicity and proportion.
The shape is expressive. The color of the main body is natural and original. The texture and color contrast is sharp between the rose gold titanium coated legs and the pine members. Swedish pine is rustic and gentle while the titanium is fine and firm. The handle behind the backrest is the logo of the chair series and can be a hanger.
ø20mm hollow titanium coated stainless steel
ø5mm solid titanium coated stainless steel tubes
19-102 YunxiXang Mountain Zhuantang Town,
West Lake Dist. Hangzhou, Zhejiang