T Chair

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in others Seats
  • Designer
    Vincent Lee
  • School
    Meiji University

T Chair was inspired by English letter “T” shape and combined with the design of traditional Chinese back chair. It can also provide the function of storage (e.g books) under the chair seat and the function of hanging small bag on the “T” shape’s chair back.

Under the down part of T Chair, it is more considered about the high transparency, high permeability and open structure form. Each open structure grid has standard form so as to create the feeling of orderliness.

In the front view of T Chair, it is used symmetry design to make a balance feeling of the chair. In Traditional Chinese culture, a lot of things, like architecture, furniture or spacing design, are adopted symmetry in their main designs.

T Chair was to combine the element of Western and Eastern cultures as a group to form a new piece of Chinese modern back chair.

Vincent is currently one international master research-student of Architecture & Urban Design at Meiji University in Tokyo, under supervision of Japanese Post-Metabolist architect Masami Kobayashi and Tokyo-based French architect Manuel Tardits to complete his study. He graduated his bachelor degree at City University of Hong Kong in 2015. His project experience was over interior project, furniture project, architectural design project, town/urban planning project, and building management project. He loves art, oil painting, traveling, reading and sketching.

Other prizes
-MIX Chair, Furniture Design Competition 2018 Winner, Innovative Furniture Design, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong -T Chair, Honorable Mention, Furniture & Lighting, Product Design DNA Paris Design Awards 2019, Paris, France -Capra Chair, Honorable Mention, Furniture & Lighting, Product Design DNA Paris Design Awards 2019, Paris, France -One Pillar Stool, 2nd Award, Product Design, International Architecture Awards 2019, The Architecture Community -Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship 2019, JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization), Japan -New-Angkor Coffee Table, Honorable Mention in Installation Art, London International Creative Competition (LICC) 2019, London, U.K. -One Pillar Stool, Finalist, 2020 Spark Design Award: Spring Student, New York, USA