I am a great admirer of Chinese wooden furniture from the Ming dynasty. What I find so compelling about them is the combination of structural logic and formal beauty. The MINGX collection of chairs is inspired by historical Chinese furniture, but the transition from wood to tubular steel has opened up a contemporary, industrial and, admittedly, European interpretation of the classical theme.
Note: the seat frame in laser-cut & folded sheet steel is holding the entire chair together. Note also: the thin diameter tube changes the classical outline of the Chinese chair into a fluent and light silhouette.

Project assistant: Sami Ayadi (KGID)
Producer: Driade