LIANG CHUN

Re-eds, 2016

 

“Add-ons to modular strapped bundles of reed create a family of furniture.”

 

“Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapour, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows none of this.” Blaise Pascal

 

Balles of reeds were strapped together in different diameters to form modules of various heights. Structures were shaped using wood and sheet metal and added to the modules in order to create stools, a bench, a table and a lower chair. These structures were intentionally designed so they could be used within the family of the different modules. And they were conceived so that they would not perform their function without being attached to the bundles of reed.

practice 1

TIMOTHY LIU

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Projectdata

 

Atelier LUMA

collaboration:

with Diogo Rinaldi

 

local collaborations:

Earl Prévot Jean-Renaud  (renaud@roseaux.net)

 

location:

Ecofabrik / La Formation / Arles France

©TIMOTHY L.C. LIU