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Umu Collection for Ariake
by Neri&Hu Design

Umu Collection for Ariake by Neri&Hu Design
Photo by Sebastian Stadler

Neri&Hu Design has developed the Umu Collection for Ariake.

"This bedroom collection for Ariake is inspired by the Chinese aesthetic philosophy of xu shi xiangsheng (虚实相生)," said Neri&Hu Design. "Xu shi is a classic pairing of opposing words, xu meaning void or virtual, and shi meaning solid or real."

Thus, xu shi xiangsheng is the notion of the interdependence and productive nature of this dichotomy – "solid" and "void" together create "space" as we know it.

The bed design is composed of a utilitarian structural frame that then accommodates various attachments and accessories.

The idea was to consolidate many of the bed and bedside functions into one piece, with three different pieces.

This project has been longlisted in the furniture design category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Neri&Hu Design
Project: Umu Collection for Ariake
Credits: Ariake

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