Taiwan   |  2022

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Flipping Oomph

Entrant Company

HIKOU KUNMING INTERIOR DESIGN CO., LTD.

Category

Furniture Design

Client's Name

Sub-Category

Seating & Comfort Furniture

Inspired by the classic video game Super Mario, the players can improve their skills to beat the levels by collecting shiitake mushroom props; we designed a mushroom-shaped stool with a storing feature. We arrange the colorful stools amid the space to bring a childlike, playful scene and lively atmosphere. Further artfully supplement utilitarian function with the exceptional "tool". The stool imitates the shape of a mushroom, which is composed of a curved wooden pedestal and a bright-colored seat cushion. The lovely sleek conformation artfully satisfies the harmlessness for children to use. Moreover, attract people's attention and curiosity, whether in a house or a commercial space. If you get to know more about the product, you will find a secret stow space under the seat, strikingly receive a beyond surprise. We meticulously choose light-weighted cork as the elemental material to meet the need of moving agilely. In addition, shape the pedestal in a narrow top and wide bottom pattern to ensure steadiness. Moreover, exploit magnets and double mortise and tenon joints to interlock the seat and the pedestal to avoid the danger caused by unbolted. We take advantage of the medium density foam, which is neither too hard nor too soft to fill up the seat cushion and swathe with soft woven cloth, tailor for all ages to sit comfortably. Consider the subsequent maintenance; the detachable design makes it handy to separately carry the seat cushion to the store to replace the damaged or dirty fabric. Besides, even if the solid wood pedestal accidentally dropped, thanks to the original tensile strength of the wood, it will not be completely break up into pieces. Or, carelessly scratched, use wood filler and by professional varnishing can perfectly repair the surface imperfections. After a long period of use, when it must be discarded, the natural substance can be completely decomposed in the natural environment. We take long-term usage consideration to select the materials to design the featured mushroom-shaped stool, hope to achieve the persistent principle of cherishing environmental resources. By adding a take-in feature so that people can stow their favorite collections, and gradually build up passion and dependence on the product. Eventually, break the catalytic cycle of replacing tables and chairs, which cause by the mass production of modular furniture in recent years.

Credits

Designer
Shao-Fong Wang
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