Inspired by an branch abandoned by the river as we are designing a screen for a teahouse. We want to design a screen that use eco-friendly material and suits the atmosphere.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Woo Screen is a three-fan screen provides natural and relaxing spaces for both public and private places. There are hemp ropes to suspend the whole branch and make it slightly hazy.It is a three dimensional enjoyable screen combines stable form and dynamic sense.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Screen with three fans and can stand on their own.Whether in teahouse furniture such,the living room ,dining room or front office are very appropriate.Decorative items such as rosebuds from flower shop or ornaments could be hang on the brunch.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2016 in Zhengzhou and finished in July 2016,and was exhibited in Zhengzhou University of Light Industry in August 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
5 mm *3 mm Pinewood is used to construct the frame. Chinese lacquer from Sichuan is covered on the woods 30 times to make it anti-corrosion and insect-proof.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width1800 mm *Height 1700 mm*Depth50mm
Screen, Lacquered Screen, Furniture,Natural, Relaxation
Inheritance and development of fine culture tradition,is on designing innovative premise of today. The research for Woo Screen was mainly conducted to design it in a three dimensional way and make it low impact on environment.
As we have chosen the branch for the screen, we have to cut it into three pieces and adjusting them to the best position on the screen frame.We have to figure out an idea to fix them well on frame and the conjunction part should be invisible.Needle-like nails were finally chosen to to pin it through the branch and frame to fix it tight.Another challenge is to test the best color of lacquer to suit the whole screen visually.A reddish brown color was finally blended as the best after tens of tests.
TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Jinghong Zhang, Liu Wang, , Jing Zhao, Qing Zhang and Qingzhang
Photographer Liu Wang