Meet Donald and Little Sidekicks. Taking inspiration from folded paper, Jingtao Zhang designed this dining table (Donald) and stool (Little Sidekicks) set with the same flexibility you expect with paper but in wood.
Using a laminated bending technique with multiple layers of ash veneers glued together, the forms were bent around a mold. Once the glue dried, the pieces were even stronger.
The stools are split at the legs, slightly overlapping making the stools that much stronger.
Photos by Xiao Yin.