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iF concept design award 2013

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iF concept design award 2013

Roots are the branches that reach down into the earth. Branches are roots that reach into the air. Rabindranath Tagore has fused the nearly-forgotten traditional Chinese paper-molding skills and furniture design into a single entity, presenting furniture made of layers of paper. The furniture is made to last in hopes of supporting the notion of "appreciating what you have ", "being eco-friendly" and "furniture that lasts a lifetime". The basic idea: "paper is tree". By applying the traditional Chinese paper-molding skills, paper furniture has been created that is comparable to wood furniture in terms of longevity and weight-bearing strength.

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University

Shih Chien University, Taipei

Shih Chien University
Taipei City, Taiwan

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Design

Shih Chien University, Taipei

Liao, Yuhsuan
Taipei, Taiwan

Yuhsuan Liao, ChienLi Lin

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