These are Fungus chairs created by Chinese architect Ma Yansong of the Chinese architecture firm MAD as part of a public art display in Pudong District, Shanghai, China.
Thematically, this display is "Looking into the urban environment from the biological point of view, the MAD fungi are the benign bacteria that contribute to the sound and reasonable development of the social culture" according to Dezeen.
They further state, "The seating is made up of interlocking modules and is inspired by the growth of fungus clusters".
Fungus Chairs by Ma Yansong
lourdes sanchez bayas — March 24, 2008 — Art & Design