Wusha Chair


      Although furniture styles change over time to reflect people’s aesthetic preferences, the pursuit of functionality in furniture design also reveals significant differences between Eastern and Western lifestyles and cultural values.

      The tradition of using black silk hats as official hats dates back to the Jin Dynasty, was established in the Sui Dynasty, and gained popularity during the Tang Dynasty. By the Ming Dynasty, black silk hats had become a symbol of official status. The ‘Wusha Chair’ is a modern interpretation of the traditional comb back chair, incorporating Eastern aesthetics and contemporary lifestyle habits. It features a basic backrest and armrest structure, while eliminating all other unnecessary elements. The armrest and backrest have been designed in a round rod shape, which adds Nordic design elements to the piece and enhances both the design details and comfort. The backrest, armrest, and seating surface have dual dimensional curves that provide better ergonomics, while the dynamic streamlined four feet echo the tension of the ‘official hat’ and the clearness of the ‘yarn’.

      The seat plate has been tilted back by 2 centimeters and replaced with a traditional intangible cultural heritage handmade rattan weaving, which provides a soft and comfortable seating experience.

      The Wusha Chair is made of hardwood, a highly durable material. The designer has ensured the stability of the chair’s load-bearing structure while presenting the leg structure in a delicate manner, giving the chair a bone-like and ethereal appearance.

MaterialBloodwood / Lobular red sandalwood / Siam Rosewood , Rattan weave

DimensionsL 660 x W 500 x H 770 mm