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Chen Yaoguang’s set of wooden furniture is highly conceptual. In his proposal, the designer states that drawers in our homes save many secrets and stories which should be revived by fresh air. Opening drawers literally opens our stories up and refreshes them. Yaoguang creates intriguing furniture, including a table, a chair and a cabinet, using drawers in an unexpected way. By showcasing the object that usually hides our secrets, he brings them out into the open.

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The three wooden pieces designed by Frank Jiang are made to invigorate and stimulate communication. These days, thanks to an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, distances seem shorter and communication simpler. But at the same time, deep communication between individuals is lacking. So the designer created soft shapes, curved lines and warm and natural materials to replace that missing sense of connection.

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The “Catable 2.0” by Ruan Hao of LYCS Architecture is a combination of four unique pieces of cubic wooden modules. The collection is an evolution of “Catable 1.0” table (also on display) presented during Fuorisalone last year. Each cubic piece has unique, curved spaces to store objects. However, their function is up to the owner. One can use them as a stool, or stack them up to build a tea table, book shelf, or anything else.

Related: CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

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“Float” by Yang Dongjiang is a collection of stools made of bamboo and ceramic, two materials embodying contrasting ideas of traditional and innovative.

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“Fly series,” also by Yang Dongjiang, is designed to capture a brief moment. By focusing on wind, the works on display embody the concept of time freezing on a momentary effect of the wind so that we see and experience something that is normally too brief to appreciate.

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“Tea table” by Zhu Pei is made of wood and glass and acts as an embodiment of the traditional Chinese fascination with natural landscape. Suggesting a reflection of curved mountain silhouettes, the table provides tea drinkers with a sense of slowness, reflection and imagination. Adjacent to the table, a Ming dynasty chair opens up a conversation that transcends space and time.

+ Milan Design Week 

all photos by the author for Inhabitat