A Behind The Scenes Look At How The HUG Chair Was Made

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su

 

Taiwanese designers Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su, worked together to design and create the HUG Chair, a small chair for a child that was inspired by mountains and tree branches, with the green cushion symbolizing the fertile land.

 

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


The first step in making the chair, is to glue thin sheets of plywood onto a form that represents the shape of the chair frame. After being clamped onto the form, and allowed to dry, the laminated pieces of plywood will hold their shape and can be removed from the form.

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


Here they are creating a pattern for the cut-out shapes.

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


The designers then transferred their pattern onto the wood frame. Once drawn on, the design is then cut out.

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


After the frame of the chair has had all of the shapes cut out and sanded, the designers then apply a finishing coat to the wood to protect it.

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


Here we can see the designers cutting the Tatami that will then be upholstered to create the cushion. After that, everything is put together to create the final product.

The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


The HUG Chair by Yen-wei Chang and Yiwen Su


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