Node Chair

2019   /   L:31” x W: 19” x H:28”
All Aluminum.

An all aluminum chair contrasting casted and sheet language, uses its materiality to suggest something of a paradox. Both smooth and rough, relaxed and rigid, old and new.  The frame is constructed of cast aluminum, rendering out the texture of its’ bamboo positive. This captures the knotty character of the bamboo nodes, the structure like our knuckles and joints become deeply imbedded in the chairs skeletal frame.

The original intent was not to take literal inspiration from the bamboo, because much more beauty can be respectfully represented through the use of the actual material itself. The hope in the translated aluminum casting was that a feeling could be borrowed by this natured material, to suggest something of age; something that is just a little out of order, a little bit out of the reach of control.


B. 1992 Taipei, Taiwan. Oscar Kwong Shu Hao is a product designer. His work examines the ritual quality of our everyday objects, with the intention of highlighting its very mundaneness with the resonance of being. To unpack and celebrate their endurance, influence and potential to inspire our spirits. Currently located in Oslo, Norway. For any collaborations or inquiries please feel free to send a message.

2019  —  2021 ECAL Masters of Product Design
2017  —  Bauhaus Lab : Between Chairs
2015  —  2018 Design Residency Harbourfront Center
2010  —  2015 OCADU Bachelor of Industrial Design