Zhijian Xiong received a BFA in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.
Blue Stool explores the element of emotion as furniture, by playing a trick of sensory illusion with its unique materiality.
With a glimpse at distance, a solid and durable perception is expressed through its tough, cold and concrete-like visual representation. Meanwhile the genuine feeling of softness and friendliness can only be observed at close range, from its detailed cardboard pattern and fuzzy surface.
Between here and there, where people stand decides what material Implication is conveyed, Layering-up sensory impressions which construct a sophisticated existence and emotion for this object.