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Introduction Groovy Stuff today’s lifestyle from yesterday’s antiquities For those looking for the secret to the exquisite beauty of our re-claimed teak wood furniture, the answer is simple. All it takes is the ƟŵĞĂŶĚƚŽƵĐŚŽĨDŽƚŚĞƌEĂƚƵƌĞ͘ Founded in 1998 by Chris Bruning, 'ƌŽŽǀLJƐƚƵīƵƟůŝnjĞƐƌĞĐůĂŝŵĞĚ ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐŝŶƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ͕ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͕ ĂŶĚǁŚŽůĞƐĂůĞĚŝƐƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶŽĨƌƵƐƟĐ͕ contemporary, and eco-friendly ĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂůĂŶĚƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͕ůŝŐŚƟŶŐ͕ĂŶĚŚŽŵĞĚĞĐŽƌ at upper-medium to high-end price points. Designed for today’s lifestyles and inspired by yesterday’s ĂŶƟƋƵŝƟĞƐ͕'ƌŽŽǀLJƐƚƵīŶŽǁŽīĞƌƐ ĞŝŐŚƚƵŶŝƋƵĞƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂůĂŶĚ ĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂůĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶƐ͗WƌĂŝƌŝĞ͕/ƌŽŶ Horse, Adirondack, Back to the ZŽŽƚƐ͕<ŽĚŝĂŬ͕ZŽĐŬLJDŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ͕ ŶƚĂƌĞƐ>ŝŐŚƟŶŐĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ůĂƵŶĐŚĞĚDŽŽŶƐŚŝŶĞƌĞĐůĂŝŵĞĚ ƐƚĞĞůĚƌƵŵĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ͘


Challenge Groovy Stuff Nature and environmentally friendly, ŐƌŽŽǀLJƐƚƵīŵĂƌŬƐŝƚƐƵŶŝƋƵĞƐƚLJůĞ͕ and also it is a big challenge for us: the materials are from nature and ƚŚĞƚLJƉĞƐĂƌĞƌĞůĂƟǀĞůLJůŝŵŝƚĞĚ͘Ƶƚ ŝŵĂŐŝŶĂƟŽŶƐĂƌĞƵŶůŝŵŝƚĞĚ͊ The goal of the project was to use the limited materials to creat as ŵĂŶLJŚŽŵĞĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞĂƐǁĞĐĂŶ͘tĞ should come out some ideas, draw ƐŬĞƚĐŚĞƐ͕ƌĞŶĚĞƌŝŶŐƐ͕ŵĂŬĞŵŽĚĞůƐ and posters for the High Point DĂƌŬĞƚ&ƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ^ŚŽǁϮϬϭϮ͘

High Point Market dŚĞ,ŝŐŚWŽŝŶƚDĂƌŬĞƚ;ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂůůLJ ^ŽƵƚŚĞƌŶ&ƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞDĂƌŬĞƚͿ͕ŚĞůĚŝŶ High Point, North Carolina, is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, measuring ŽǀĞƌϭϬŵŝůůŝŽŶƐƋƵĂƌĞĨĞĞƚ ĞŶĐŽŵƉĂƐƐĞĚŝŶĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϭϴϬ ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚƚŚĞĂƌĞĂ͘dŚĞ ŵĂƌŬĞƚŚŽůĚƐƚǁŽŵĂũŽƌƐŚŽǁƐĞĂĐŚ year, one in April and another in October, running for 6 days each ƟŵĞ͘


Sketches Groovy Stuff


Models Groovy Stuff Based on the sketches, I selected ƚǁŽŽĨƚŚĞŵĮŶĂůůLJ͕ƚŚĞĮƌƐƚŽŶĞŝƐ ƚŚĞůŽƵŶŐĞĐŚĂŝƌ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞŽƚŚĞƌŽŶĞ ŝƐƚŚĞƚĂďůĞ͘ &ŽƌƚŚĞŵŽĚĞůƐ͛ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ͕/ƵƐĞĚ ǁŽŽĚĞŶƐƟĐŬƐĨŽƌƚŚĞƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞ͕ ŵĞƚĂůƐƚƌŝƉƐĨŽƌƚŚĞĐŚĂŝƌƌŽĐŬƌĂŝůƐ ĂŶĚĂĐƌLJůŝĐĨŽƌƚŚĞƚĂďůĞƐĞƌĨĂĐĞ͘ ĮƌƐƚ/ĚƌĞǁƚŚĞĨƌĂŵĞƐŝŶ/ůůƵƐƚƌĂƚŽƌ ĨŽƌƚŚĞůĂƐĞƌĐƵƫŶŐŵĂĐŚŝŶĞ͘/ƚƚŽŽŬ ĂďŽƵƚŚĂůĨĂŶŚŽƵƌƚŽŐĞƚƚŚĞƐĞ ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐ͘dŚĞŶ/ŐůƵĞĚƚŚĞƐĞ ƉĂƌƚƐƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ͕ŝƚǁŽƵůĚĚƌLJƵƉŝŶ ŽŶĞŶŝŐŚƚ͘


Renderings - Table Groovy Stuff It is a table with a drawer. The unique part of it is that it is rearly for a table to be made like a quarter circle shaped, the drawer should ĂůƐŽƉƵůůŽƵƚǁŝƚŚĂϵϬΣƌŽƚĂƟŽŶ͘

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Renderings - Lounge Chair Groovy Stuff It is a lounge chair, belonging to the ŝƌŽŶŚŽƌƐĞĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶĂŶĚƚŚĞŝĚĞĂŝƐ ĨŽƌŵǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌ͕ƐƚƌĞĂŵůŝŶĞĂŶĚ ƌĂĚŝŽĂĐƟǀĞƌĂLJƐ͘dŚĞƐĞĞůĞŵĞŶƚƐĂƌĞ intent to make the shape simple, ďĞĂƵƟĨƵůĂŶĚĐŽŶǀĞŶŝĞŶƚ͘

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Market Tour Groovy Stuff

It was a great honor to have the chance to take part in the High Point Market ^ŚŽǁϮϬϭϮ͘ŶĚŚƌŝƐƵƌŶŝŶŐĨƌŽŵ'ƌŽŽǀLJ^ƚƵīŽīĞƌĞĚƵƐĂƉůĂĐĞƚŽƐŚŽǁ ŽƵƌĚĞƐŝŐŶƐĂŶĚŵŽĚĞůƐ͘tĞĂůƐŽǀŝĞǁĞĚŵŽƌĞĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞĚĞƐŝŐŶƐ ĂŶĚ/ƚŚŝŶŬŝƚǁĂƐĂŐŽŽĚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĨŽƌŵĞŝŶƚŚĞh^ůŝĨĞ͘


rhyme of Fan and Bamboo Traditional Chinese Furniture Design /ŶŽƌĚĞƌƚŽƚŚƌŝǀĞƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂůŚŝŶĞƐĞ ĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͕/ĚĞƐŝŐŶĂŶĞǁƚLJƉĞŽĨ ƌĞĂĚŝŶŐƌŽŽŵĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞƚŚĂƚŶŽƚŽŶůLJ ĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐƚŚĞĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŝƐƟĐƐŽĨ ƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂůŚŝŶĞƐĞĐƵůƚƵƌĞ͕ƐƵĐŚĂƐ ƚŚĞŵĞĂŶŝŶŐŽĨďĂŵ͕ƚŚĞďĞĂƵƚLJ ŽĨĨĂŶ͖ďƵƚĂůƐŽĐĂƚĞƌŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞ ĐŽŶƚĞŵƉŽƌĂƌLJĐŽŶĐĞƉƚŽĨŚĞĂůƚŚ ĂŵŽŶŐƉĞŽƉůĞ͗ƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶǁŽƌŬ ĐŽƌƌĞƐƉŽŶĚƐǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƚŚĞŽƌLJŽĨ ĞƌŐŽŶŽŵŝĐƐ͕ĂŶĚŝŶƚŚŝƐĐĂƐĞ͕ĐŽŵďŝŶŝŶŐƚŚĞƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂŶĚĐŽŶĐĞƉƚŽĨ ŚĞĂůƚŚƚŽĐŽŶĐĞŝǀĞƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨƚŚŝƐ ƐƚƵĚLJƌŽŽŵĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͘


Ergonomics & Engineering Traditional Chinese Furniture Design

dƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂůĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞŝƐŶŽƚŽŶůLJĂ ǁŽƌŬŽĨĂƌƚďƵƚĂůƐŽĐŽŶǀĞŶŝĞŶƚƚŽ ƵƐĞ͘

Table

ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŝŶŐĨƌŽŵƚŚŝƐƉƌĞƐƉĞĐƟǀĞ͕ ƚŚĞĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞƐŚŽƵůĚƚŚŝŶŬŽĨƚŚĞ ĞƌŐŽŶŽŵŝĐƐĂŶĚĞŶŐŝŶĞĞƌŝŶŐ͘ ZĞĨĞƌŝŶŐƚŽƐŽŵĞƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂů ŬƐ͕/ĨŽƵŶĚƐŽŵĞĐƌŝƚĞƌŝŽŶƐƚŽ ĚĞƐŝŐŶƚŚĞƚĂďůĞĂŶĚƚŚĞĐŚĂŝƌŝŶ ŽƌĚĞƌƚŽŵĞĞƚƚŚĞƌĞƋŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐŽĨ ĐŽŶǀĞŶŝĞŶĐĞĂŶĚďĞĂƵƚLJ͘ ,ĞƌĞĂƌĞƚŚĞƐƚĞƉƐŚŽǁƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ ƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĞĚĂŶĚŚŽǁƚŚĞĞƌŐŽŶŽŵŝĐƐ ƚŚŝŶŬŝŶŐďĞƚĂŬĞŶŝŶƚŽƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ͘

work of art

Chair


Details Traditional Chinese Furniture Design

Table The table shape mimics the ƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂůŚŝŶĞƐĞĨĂŶƐŚĂƉĞ͕ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŵŽƌĞŵĞĂŶŝŶŐĨƵů͘ ůƐŽƚŚĞĨĂŶƐŚĂƉĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŵĞĞƚƐƚŚĞ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚŽĨĞƌŐŽŶŽŵŝĐƐĂŶĚ ĞŶŐŝŶĞĞƌŝŶŐ͘

Legs dŚĞůĞŐƐŽĨĐŚĂŝƌĂŶĚƚĂďůĞŵŝŵŝĐ ƚŚĞĂƉƉĞĂƌĂŶĐĞŽĨďĂŵ͘Ăŵ ŝƐĂůƐŽĂƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂůƐLJŵďŽůŝŶ ŚŝŶĞƐĞĐƵůƚƵƌĞ͕ŝƚŵĞĂŶƐƚŚĞǀŝƌƚƵĞ ŽĨƵŶLJŝĞůĚŝŶŐĂŶĚĂůƐŽŵĞĂŶƐ ƉƌŽŵŽƟŽŶŝŶƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ͘^ŽƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ ŝƐĂŶŽƚŚĞƌǁĂLJƚŽƐŚŽǁƚŚĞĐƵůƚƵƌĞ͘

Vase Stand /ŶŚŝŶĞƐĞƚƌŝĚŝƟŽŶĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ͕ƚŚĞ ƐŬLJŝƐƌŽƵŶĚĂŶĚƚŚĞůĂŶĚŝƐ ƌĞĐƚĂŶŐůĞ͘^ŽƚŚĞǀĂƐĞƐƚĂŶĚũƵƐƚ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚƚŚĞŝĚĞĂ͘


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