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Avant Garde Eco Rocking Chairs

Hongtao Zhou's CNC Rocking Chair

— March 30, 2008 — Eco
This rocking chair by designer Hongtao Zhou has a strange but very attractive design.

Yanko Design notes, "It all comes together in a searies[sic] of joists and notches so fundamentally, it's adjustable. And for you greenies out there, it's made of renewable materials. I almost feel like it needs a motor or something so I can zip across the floor".

I can't help but like the design because the rocking chair looks so cute. But it looks flimsy to me. It looks more like an art piece than a fully functional rocking chair.


Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Furniture - Hongtao Zhou's rocking chair is made of renewable materials, highlighting the trend towards eco-friendly furniture designs.
2. Adjustable Furniture - The joists and notches in Zhou's rocking chair allow for easy adjustment, showcasing the trend towards customizable, adaptable furniture designs.
3. Artistic Functionality - Zhou's rocking chair blurs the line between art and function, reflecting the trend towards furniture designs that are both visually appealing and practical.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - The innovative design of Hongtao Zhou's rocking chair presents manufacturing opportunities for companies looking to produce eco-friendly and customizable furniture.
2. Art and Decor - Zhou's unique rocking chair design can find disruptive innovation opportunities in the art and decor industry, appealing to customers looking for functional art pieces.
3. Sustainable Materials - The use of renewable materials in Zhou's rocking chair opens up opportunities for the sustainable materials industry, catering to eco-conscious consumers seeking environmentally friendly options.
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