The shape of "Cygnus" is inspired by the dynamic postures of swans. The warm-colored walnut veneer and the dark olive green velvet fabric bring out the tender, calm and elegant feeling of Cygnus, which makes it not only a swan but princess in "Swan Lake".
The organic shape of Cygnus is not only an illustration of nature but also intentionally encourages different sitting postures. The cushion shape conforms with the exterior contour, creating a unique balance between soft and hard. Even the empty space is not wasted but designed to be a secret box under the cushion.
Cygnus is a design that starts with aesthetic pleasure and ends in ergonomic success. "/>

 

Cygnus Occasional Chair

  • Prize
    Winner in others Seats
  • Designer
    Shih Ya Fiona Wu
  • School
    Savannah College Of Art And Design
  • Location
    Savannah
  • Project Date
    May 2019
  • Project Link

"Cygnus" is a statement furniture piece that celebrates the technique of wood bending. To show the beauty and simplicity of wood bending, Cygnus is made in one piece.
The shape of "Cygnus" is inspired by the dynamic postures of swans. The warm-colored walnut veneer and the dark olive green velvet fabric bring out the tender, calm and elegant feeling of Cygnus, which makes it not only a swan but princess in "Swan Lake".
The organic shape of Cygnus is not only an illustration of nature but also intentionally encourages different sitting postures. The cushion shape conforms with the exterior contour, creating a unique balance between soft and hard. Even the empty space is not wasted but designed to be a secret box under the cushion.
Cygnus is a design that starts with aesthetic pleasure and ends in ergonomic success.

Bio
I am currently pursuing my MFA degree in furniture design at Savannah College of Art and design, and I have a Bachelor’s degree in industrial design. I believe that design is an art that dedicates itself to exploring the desire of humans, the strength of materials, the needs of society, and embodying the belief of a designer. I believe that design is not just a servant for consumerism, but has the power of transforming this world silently and gently. I always stay optimistic because if I do not believe that my design is good, I will not value it and bring the best out of me.

Other prizes
European Product Design Awards 2020 (EPDA) Winner Furniture Collection, Love Flow, Got Published on Dezeen.com ISFD Innovation + Design 2020 competition entry International Design Awards 2020 (IDA) Honorable Mention Cameron Art Museum Illumination 2018 Competition Entry and Exhibitor (Wilmington, NC)