Copernico Stool by Kai Hu

Home > Winners > #52900


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Copernico

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Stool

INSPIRATION:
I come up with the idea during a boring meeting with my mentor and fellow classmates. Chairs separate the space and each other while round stools made everything so casual. I want to change the status quo. Therefore, inspired by the design philosophy of "Less is more" and a sculpture outside the Milan Central Station, I come up with this shape combing both the steadiness of triangles and the relaxing vibe of curves to assist the process of brainstorming more like a decent conversation.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is a stool made from 35 wood veneers pieces (220 cm in length and 30 cm in width) and is purely handmade. By proper arrangement, I managed to use as little material as possible to create an object that is reasonable. Communicating with the language of curves and triangles, it aims to create an sense of visual satisfaction with a fun shape for employees of creative agencies when they are brainstorming with each other. Three identical pieces can stack on each other, which also makes it easy to transport.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The stool only requires a pair of molds and some wood veneers to be made and it can be easily produced at home. The choice of triangles and curves give it a better feeling than a traditional round stool or rectangle stool. You can enjoy a relatively casual feeling in a quite intensive brainstorming meeting or other occasions.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in November 28th, 2016 in Shanghai and finished in Jan.5th 2017 in Shanghai.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Material: three main plywood pieces: ashtree veneers; surface veneer decoration: teak veneers; joints: milk-white glue. Technology: 1)to use medium density board to make Yin/Yang molds. 2) to cut wood veneers 3) to bond with glue 4) to put in molds and to wait it to be formed for a couple of days 5) to glue three pieces together

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
305mm w | 350mm d | 390mm h

TAGS:
Stool, Copernico, Plywood, Interior, Furniture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The main research was conducted about how to create a stable plywood avant-garde furniture without the help of machines since I am only given about a month to start from design to production. There are various factors including weathers, wood type, wood layers, molding procedure. And given the fact that Shanghai this year in December is still damp, the control of these factors became even more critical. After many tries, I finally come up with a rather good combination and get the stool done.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest part of the design is the production and the stability. Since it is constructed by three exactly same components so the similarity of them are critical. However, this is a student design and simply handmade, so the success of this realization is derived from many tries. And also, it is hard to find big pieces of wood veneers. Therefore, in order to use as few materials as possible, the arrangement of cutting the veneers is also an obstacle. What's more, to provide a much stronger stability for users, a little hole is considered in the middle of the surface during the production in order to make it more stable.

ADDED DATE:
2017-01-27 06:30:03

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :


IMAGE CREDITS:
Yan Guanghe, 2017

VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University

PROFILE:
College of Design and Innovation (D&I), Tongji University, was developed from the Art and Design Department of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. Currently, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, has become one of the most internationally renowned colleges of design, ranking among the world’s leading design institutions.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Copernico Stool by Kai Hu is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· The profile and other works by Kai Hu is also kept secret. This information will also be available later.
AWARD DETAILS

Copernico Stool by Kai Hu is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Kai Hu.

· Click here to view the profile and other works by Kai Hu.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |