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  • Minying Wan

  • Integrated Design (BFA)

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    As a chair, Couple questions the definition of furniture in an era of visual culture. Expressing both vulnerability and aggression, it challenges the concept of a chair. The work is simultaneously sculpture, furniture, and architecture. Despite their similarity in shape, the two chairs communicate opposing ideas. By juxtaposing acrylic and steel, transparency and opaqueness, light and dark tones, smoothness and dullness, my work presents a dialogue between femininity and masculinity, warmth and coldness, nature and machine, peace and war. Most of my designs are based on the language of a pyramid. The details of my works are informed by geometric considerations and material properties, such as transparency and reflectivity. Through this work, I explore dichotomy and to investigate the connection and opposition, the graciousness and lurking chaos, of the outside world.
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