Mandarin Chair

Mandarin Chair

Jenny Tseitlin’s Mandarin Chair is the perfect abstract inverse of a perfect mandarin orange.

Mandarin Chair two facing front

Here, the green takes over the exterior, fully encapsulating the juicy, succulent bit that’s smack dab at the center.

Green chair with orange cushion one facing front one back

Yet the evocation of happiness and good fortune remains the same. Tseitlin reminds us that the word “orange” as spoken in Mandarin sounds quite a lot like “wealth.” Certainly a chair this ebullient can only be a harbinger of good things.

three Mandarin Chairs

Happily, this hasn’t been lost on the world: Mandarin was selected as a finalist for the Red Dot Design Concept for 2023.

Mandarin Chair facing front

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