ALIENS FROM THE UNDERGROWTH (2015)
Do you remember, when your home was surrounded by butterflies, beetles and even wasps? Now for many of us they are so rare that we have even lost our curiosity to look at these small yet fascinating creatures in the undergrowth.
Shi explores new ways to recognise and celebrate the beauty of insects. Inspired by the morphology and construction of different types of insects, these distinctive furniture pieces create a cultural identity for nature, intended for contemporary urban interiors and social spaces.
This collection of papier mâché furniture draws upon the ancient history of papier-mâché to create subtle and lightweight cupboards, tables and shelves. Uniting the structural strength of handmade paper with the brush and ink drawing tradition helps to provide delicate unusual surfaces.
Material: Chinese rice paper, acid-free tissue paper, aluminium
Decorex - Future Heritage, London Design Festival | London (2015)
Central Saint Martins MA Design: Ceramic, Furniture, Jewellery 2015 Degree Show | London (2015)
This bench is designed for public space, with the function of placing books and magazines. The bench, by the form of gap, takes advantages of a strong contrast of wood and metal, expecting to satisfy people’s needs for resting and reading, and to create an opportunity for communicating and sharing knowledge.
Material: red pine, stainless steel
Size: L190cm W98cm H43cm
AMEDEUS-CFOC | Paris (2013)
WUHAO Curated-Shop | Beijing (2011-2012)
MECHANICAL INSECT (2010)
Ready-made materials and metal fittings are combined to create this book holder that can clip notes.
It looks like a pet insect spreading it's wings. The stopper on the tongs’ neck can be moved back and forth to tighten or lose the clip.
Material: bicycle brakes, metal components
Size: L32cm W8cm H15cm
Ruili Home Commodities Magazine | Beijing (2010)
The Arts & Crafts of Celadon | Longquan, Zhejiang Province
Calabash - Tea Sets
798 White Box Museum of Arts Exhibition | Beijing (2010)
Frankfurt Home Commodities Exposition, CIFF2010 | Shanghai (2010)
International Furniture Design Exposition | Guangzhou (2010)
Bones - Flower Receptacle
FRUIT RAIL (2009)
The project seeks to create new and playful ways to place fruits. This fruit rail holds apples and other round shape fruits with a geometric structure made of stainless steel.
Material: stainless steel
Size: L45cm W10cm H20cm