Designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi has taken moso bamboo and turned it into a modern chair that thoughtfully makes reference to Chinese literature and philosophy. While a neat geometric box design is depicted when viewed from the front, a much deeper meaning is revealed in profile where the Chinese character for “noble man” is seen. Delicate in both appearance and feel, and with a bit of bounce in the seat, each bamboo slat chair can actually sustain a load of up to 450 pounds – a true testament to both the resiliency and beauty of this renewable resource.

+ Jeff Dah-Yue Shi

Via Designboom