43 / CHAIR / YII /
"Yii" is a collaborative project organized by NTCRI (National Taiwan Craft Research Institute) and TDC (Taiwan Design Center) and led by project creative director Jeff Shi. In Chinese philosophy "yii", meaning change and transformation, is believed to be the underlying law behind nature through the flow of time. Inspired by this understanding the project aims to create a new forum for traditional craft techniques in the contemporary context.

The cantilever chair '43 is comprised of fourty-three laminated bamboo slats (hence the name) utilizing the structural potential of this fast growing material to create comfort and flexibility.

Project assistant: Jan Heinzelmann (KGID).
Project supervision: Jeff Shi (Brainchilds Design Inc.)
Master Craftsman: Chen, Kao-Ming.