Wang Shumao

Starfish chair, 2016

Metal, wood, H 40 x W 65 x D 65 cm
Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

Metal: This product is made from four waste chair bases. The form looks like a starfish, and is now a colourful and playful children's chair.

2014 Wang Shumao (Femo) graduated in the architecture and environmental design major of Guangdong University of Technology. He was named one of the 2015 Guangdong province outstanding designers, and his design works have won more than fifty professional competition prizes. His work has been shown at the Milan Expo China pavilion and put on display in Canton Fair PDC design exhibition. Wang Shumao has been invited to participate in the exhibition Meaning at the 38th China International Furniture Fair (Shanghai)-EAST Design Show 2016, in the exhibition beyond architect ure, in the 751 International Design Festival, the Guangzhou International Home exhibition and others.
As head of the Femo design studio founded in 2015, the designer began to establish the original home brand named ±life with his partner Bo Huang at the end of 2015, as a design director. He is a designer of furniture at the Design Institute at the Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University.
Environmental protection is a hot topic in a time of scarce resources. The Starfish Chair is a design work for the project The Old Shines Newly, organized by the furniture company Qu Mei and Sina Home.

Wang Shumao: Starfish chair, 2016; photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
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