Paris-based Taiwanese industrial designer
Terrace Chair
2014
Diploma project, supervised by Jasper Morrison
This project questions how a designer can contribute to the evolution of an object : it takes one of the world’s most visible and mass-produced chairs and improves it both visually and technically. The chair consists of 3 U-shaped tubes which are interconnected to form the structure with one more crossing bar to brace the front legs. The U-shaped backrest tube provides a simpler structuring solution to this kind of aluminum armchair which also gives a simpler back view to the chair. Besides, when many chairs are gathered at a cafe, its makes a significant difference to the atmosphere.
Birds
2018
Produced by Emeco, USA
Through an economic but precise process, the aim of the project is to express the formal quality of the birds with a minimum of elements. Made of laser cut aluminium sheet, the bird is hand-brushed and then anodized. The Birds family includes a sparrow, a blackbird, a pigeon, a crow and a woodpecker.
Myriam stool
2016
Prototype
Myriam is inspired by traditional french farmhouse stool. It has a solid-wood top and aluminium pipe legs which refreshes the typology and makes flat-pack design possible. It can also be used as side table.
Demi tea service
2016
Prototype
A porcelain tea service designed for everyday use. The teapot has a oblong shape, so it occupies little space and is easy to store. Ideal for 1 to 2 persons.
Marsanne Chair
2016
Design Contest
Tectona 40th Anniversary
To celebrate Tectona's 40th anniversary, 11 designers were commissioned to design a chair and a table for outdoor use. I’m honored to be included for the competition. Marsanne is inspired by Van Gogh’s chair, which seems to find easily its own place and creates a good atmosphere. For me, this typology represents a time when the border between indoor and outdoor is quite fluid. I would like to bring this character to the contemporary outdoor furniture. With new materials, and right proportion, this old typology can be fresh again in a new context.
Tink Coat Rack
2016
Prototype
Tink refreshes the classic coat rack by removing the screw holes of the metal hooks. Die-cast aluminium hooks mounted on solid-wood panel.
Shelf mirror
2015
Produced by NakNak, Taiwan
Shelf mirror provides a simple solution for the entrance. The bottom of the steel sheet frame becomes a shelf, so personal accessories, such as keys, wallet, sunglasses, etc, can easily find their place. The mirror is magnetic thanks to its steel sheet back.
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Yun Li is a Paris-based Taiwanese industrial designer. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (Ensci-Les Ateliers) with honor in 2014. For his diploma project, supervised by British designer Jasper Morrison, he attempted to refine, both visually and technically, one of the world's most visible and mass-produced chairs. Ever since, he is interested in finding a better balance between quality and cost that a product could have. In 2012, he followed an internship at BIG-GAME in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2013, he exhibited at SaloneSatellite. From 2014 to 2017, he worked for Studio Pauline Deltour in Paris. Since 2017, he joins design studio Unknown-Untitled in Paris.
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