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Wave Frolic / Public Chair

Wave Frolic
Wave Frolic

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

A communal facility based on the idea of a wave. Wave Frolic consists of panels that can be used as roofs, tables and seats. When there is no traffic, the panels can be closed to create a decorative wall. When there are people, they can open the panels as they choose to have a roof, a table or a seat.

This beautiful light form is enlightening by its colours and thus brings positive connotations. The harmony of colours and the proportions are perfectly chosen. As a decorative wall it is a great element for public space. In times when everybody is in a constant hurry, this visual object invites a passer-by to stop for a while, relax, take a deeper breath and simply regain one's energy. And that is the purpose of this project. You may tilt back some of the modules, which serve as seats, tables or roofs for adults and children regardless their height. An easy and intuitive use. When folded, it takes no space. The ergonomic handlers with their rounded edges and streamlined shape make the comfort of using even greater. This design provides some space for both physical and psychical relaxation to its user.
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This awards is really a surprise to us and it is a great honor to be here today at such a fantastic ceremony. It is a memorable experience for us, an inspiration for us to create even better work. Thank you!
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University

Huaqiao University

Huaqiao University
Xiamen, China

Yifei Shao,
Huaqiao University

Xiaomi Gan,
Huaqiao University

Sibo Fu,
Huaqiao University

Ronghua He,
Huaqiao University