• Prize
    Honorable Mention in Furniture Design
  • Designer
    Yiting Hou
  • Photo Credit
    Yiting Hou
  • School
    ArtCenter College of Design
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
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With the growth of social pressure, people are easier to be emotional and feel anxious. As a lounge chair designed for meditation, Wave offers a simple but effective way to release such stress.

The form language of Wave is inspired by the Buddhist meditation chair, called as Zen Chair. With ample seating surface, Wave is capable of people sitting on crossed legs. With removed armrests and low backrest, it could help people concentrate on meditation better. Such design of reduced dependence on external supporting attempts to incorporate the simplicity of the Western design style into the harmonious Eastern seat height.

The material of surface is velvet, and the aluminum legs are manufactured with powder coating to offer a safe and quiet feeling. Wave aims to retain the classic shape, introduce new materials, and use new techniques.

Erin (Yiting) is born in Shenzhen, China, where tradition gradually blends with modernity. With ten years of Chinese paint learning during her childhood and theoretical studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, she gradually developed her modern systemic design philosophy. The idea is about hiding the power of dynamic into the simplicity of the static structure to show the integration between vitality and stillness, with the fulfillment of both aesthetic mentality and practical usage.