TheTh LingLi StoolS l was inspired by the diabolo, a traditional Chinese yo- yo made up of two bowl- like parts connected by an axle.
The merbau and rubber wood stool, designed by architecture student Lee Wen Horng. takes its name from the Chinese pull bell, cheling.
“Asia’s rich culture and diversity have important values in influencing modernisation. For instance, the design of the diabolo has changed throughout history. As society evolves, the demand on the design of a functional object also becomes much more important. Furniture these days is not only expected to be user- friendly, but aesthetically pleasing as well,” said Lee, 20, from Sepang, Selangor.
— All photos on this page: Malaysian International Furniture Fair