A Chair with a Dual Purpose

The Chinese bench has always played an important role in the Chinese lifestyle. The bench was used as a resting place and also a place to play games, eat a meal or converse with guests. Yu-Chiao Chang designed her representation of the Chinese bench with traditional Chinese flair, yet also wanted to incorporate a design that would fit the modern desires of today’s society. Dual does use the traditional tongue in groove style of design, yet it can also be transformed into a chair by simply adjusting the parts of the design.

Designer: Yu-Chiao Chang