客户 / Wanghe Studio
Client / Wanghe Studio
In China today, an increasing number of young people choose to live and work in big cities such as Beijing. However, under pressure of high living cost, they have to compromise to tight dwelling. In this photo, my friend Birdy, a media editor, lives with her boyfriend (an interior designer) in a 50sqm open studio located in Southeast Beijing. They work in skyscrapers during the day, but they have to return to their small rental apartment at night. There are quite a number of “Beijing drifters” like Birdy – hard working, but have no sense of belonging.
As a designer and one of the “Beijing drifters”, I wonder if it is possible to create a sense of belonging via design? Childhood Series is my first design response towards this topic, hoping to bring a cozy feeling through versatile functionality and friendly character. The collection contains 5 items: a sofa, a side table, a coatrack, a sideboard and a floor mirror. Each piece is inspired by an element from our childhood—hence the name Childhood. The collection is officially launched during London Design Fair 20-23 September 2018.
The inspiration of the sofa comes from marshmallow favoured at childhood – soft and inviting. The combination of relaxed form and slender legs emphasises this character. Accompanied with a tray and a low table which are swappable, the sofa ofers versatile functionality and compliments to the interior space.
Set the low table next to the sofa or move around when friends gathering, it is a functional piece for modern living.
The series also contains a rocking pouf, which makes it a pleasure for use. Available in light grey and green upholstery, the sofa can easily ft into various interior spaces.
Lollipop Side Table
Lollipop side table asks you to bring it with you. Coming with celadon and pink, it is an ideal match with Marshmallow Sofa from the family or placed wherever needed. The tray below is to accommodate odds and ends. The whole set only comes with 4 pieces – handle, table top, stand and tray. It can be easily assembled in a minute without any tools.
Skateboard coatrack is designed to make your room neat & clean. The round tray can hold small items such as keys, wristwatch or perfume, as a reminder before going out.
The base is available for 3-4 pairs of daily shoes, or for your gym bags or even a plant. Its versatile functionality and easy mobility makes it a useful piece for both household and offices.
Hide & Seek Sideboard
to store odds and ends. Its mini-size and lightweight makes it useful for living room, study room or bedroom. The shape of the door makes it easy to open while gives the cabinet a friendly character. Its colour, contracting with the white leg, brings a strong sense of modern to the interior.
Arch Floor Mirror
A floor mirror draws inspirations from archway of Beijing Hutongs. Once assembled, simply lean against a wall. The mirror is fxed to the stand by three metal clips, giving a weightless expression. The tray below can hold wristwatch, perfume or other small items as reminder before leaving. On the back of the mirror is a sheet cork, a place for birthday reminders or simply daily inspirations. A minimal design with soft colour, Arch is a compliment for modern living.