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Combo Bench and Obsidian Chair
by Yann Design Studio

Combo Bench and Obsidian Chair by Yann Design Studio
Photo by Yann Design Studio

Yann Design Studio has designed the Combo Bench and Obsidian Chair.

The Combo Bench and Obsidian Chair are two indoor furniture products made by designer Yann Pu, where cotton gauze resin was used as the main material for both.

"Fibreglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) products are widely used in the furniture industry due to their numerous advantages," said Yann Design Studio. "However, during the production and polishing processes, they generate harmful dust particles that pose serious health risks to humans."

Yann Pu, through practical research, discovered that replacing fibreglass with cotton gauze not only significantly reduces the health hazards associated with dust during the production process, but also creates a visually appealing and unique texture.

"[We] hope designers can pay more attention to process optimisation and care for workers during the production phase," added Yann Design Studio.

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

Studio: Yann Design Studio
Project: Combo Bench and Obsidian Chair

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