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 Shu Hao Kwong is a product designer. He studied Industrial design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Since his degree he has been part of Harbourfront Centre’s Artists in residence program, in Toronto Canada. This opportunity allowed him the space to firmly and independently establish his sensibilities. In 2017 he was admitted as part of The Bauhaus Lab, an annual program examining the transcultural legacies of the school. From 2019 to 2021 he enrolled at ECAL in Switzerland for a Masters of Product design. His work examines the poetic spirit that spans all our cultural artifacts, and attempts to translate these feelings through the expression of our everyday objects.