By Zhoujie Zhang
Wave Bench (SQN1-M) | The Stainless Steel Collection, 2011
Stainless Steel, Super Mirror Finish
200L x 50W x 50H cm
78.74L x 19.69W x 19.69H in
Edition of 12
Price Available Upon Request
The wave bench designed by Zhoujie Zhang continues to implement his design philosophy of spontaneity. By applying the laws of it’s own gravity, the bench naturally faces downward and forms a natural concave within the surface’s original plane. The ripple effect results in a stunning reflection off the surface, creating a unique futuristic-like atmosphere in every environment that it lives.
With his practice dedicated to the development of a digitalized fabrication system, Zhoujie’s goal has been to create a system with an ability to transform digital programs into real objects. In the near future, people will be able to participate in the creation; design a customized chair through the digital system and select different materials of their choice. This brand new, artificial intelligence design concept will fit better into the life and preferences of each individual, and, the interaction between product and human will be deepened. The process of design will evolve from single physical phase to a systematic level. Zhoujie’s goal for his future collection of works is to engineer designs that utilize progressive elements such as macromolecular materials and titanium.
Zhoujie’s works and design principles are based on spontaneity, taken from the philosophies of Taoism. This philosophy reflects his understanding of ACTIONLESS, which pays respect to the logic of mathematics and the laws of a digital environment.
As an independent designer, Zhoujie Zhang believes that good design is inspired by process. By continuously forming new concepts throughout the course of development and production, the creation is a constant progression of its evolution.
“Through my design I’d like to build new path towards our digital future and eventually create a system that could measure, design, produce, test as well as market these new possibilities. Following on from the first and second industrial revolution, we are now experiencing a third one, a digital revolution. I’m going to dive into it and I’m ready for a long march.” —-Zhoujie Zhang