Round back chair – Tai Zi Yi

Designer Francesco Meda

Produced by Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Anno 2012

Materials Elmwood 19th century, stainless steel and acrylic resins

This project, was born in Hong Kong at Schoeni Art Gallery where it was decided to use contemporary Italian design to modify and enhance a collection of classical chinese furniture. “Orme Cinesi” can be considered an operation of encounter between two profoundly different cultures with the aim to investigate the possibility of new outcomes. A platform for bridging East and West in respect of the characteristics of both cultures, maintaining the thousand-year long Chinese handcraft tradition by using the genuine antiques’ wood and updating the design with contemporary industrial materials such as stainless steel and acrylic resins.