Shapes of the Zodiac

Shapes of the Zodiac

How to innovate the most basic of forms?

Three Zodiac chairs: Ram, Snake, Monkey

Chen Li’s Zodiac chairs show us that a playful constraint can go a long way.

Monkey chair two views

This series modeled after the 12 signs in the Chinese Zodiac hint at beastly forms, yet remain within the confines of fuzzy upholstery and bent wood. Chairs are codified as animals and animals morph into surprisingly inviting lounge seating.

Can you guess which is which?

Read more about this 2023 New York Product Design award winner here.

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