Zhili Liu Shrub Tables
  • Zhili Liu Shrub Tables
  • Zhili Liu Shrub Tables
  • Zhili Liu Shrub Tables
Chinese manufacturing is usually famous for large quantity, low quality and very limited new material and technology. So for Chinese designers, creating low quantity products with high quality in both design and manufacturing has always been a tougher task than it is in most other places.

I have been trying to create high specification products with typical Chinese industrial materials and basic techniques, through unusual design and engineering, and these tables are the first prototypes in this direction - which I believe could be another route for "Chinese design" aside from reinterpreting the traditional decorative elements.

Its exposed sunken screws bolt together the table top with all the branches of table legs, forming dozens of stable triangles, which make the table top part of the frame to share the stress in the legs, thus material needed to make a table is minimized.

Zhili Liu

Quinze + Milan