Bronze Collection
Monday 08 Aug 2016

Bronze Collection: Umbrella table & stool

Umbrella table & stool project is part of Tadeas Podracky‘s exploration of Chinese traditional crafts in Yuhang, China. This part of China is very famous for its tradition in bamboo and bronze products. He originaly did research about Oil-paper umbrella crafts and tried to find a way how to use it in new way.

In this project Tadeas joined two beautiful traditions of Yuhang manufacture production. The result was an umbrella table and stools made out of chinese bronze but they are based on Oil-paper umbrella construction and crafts.

All parts of table are inspired by umbrella shape which he deconstructed and then assembled in a different order. Umbrella shape and bronze material were crucial for this project, because in Chinese culture these shapes share a complex symbolism. Umbrella means inter alia protection from evil spirits and the circular appearance symbolizes "fullness" and the connotation of a beautiful life.

''My goal was to create piece of furniture which engaged traditional chinese and contemporary culture.''