Run by Yihan Chen and Fengyi Zhu, Manifold is a Brooklyn-based design & art collective focuses on creating sculptural objects and furnitures that contents with structure and connectivity. The name derives from the way a pipe or chamber branching into several openings, manifold. For all kinds of inquires - email us at hello@manifold.tv, and check our Instagram for the most recent updates.


Current & upcomings:

As Seen By, curated by Rimowa


Past:

Melt, curated by Adorno

Stilllife art fair

Collectible 2022, Curated Section
Ocean 2, curated by Slime Engine




© Manifold 2020 - 2022

 

Run by Yihan Chen and Fengyi Zhu, Manifold is a Brooklyn-based design & art collective focuses on creating sculptural objects and furnitures that contents with structure and connectivity. The name derives from the way a pipe or chamber branching into several openings, manifold. For all kinds of inquires - email us at hello@manifold.tv, and check our Instagram for the most recent updates.


Current & upcomings:

As Seen By, curated by Rimowa

Melt, curated by Adorno


Past:

Stilllife art fair

Collectible 2022, Curated Section
Ocean 2, curated by Slime Engine




Chair (02), 2022


Hardwood (Walnut), technical mesh fabric, cushion, foldable wall-mounted seat, stainless steel tube
19.7 x 18.5 x 32 in. (50 x 47 x 82 cm)
Unique


︎The Chair (02) captures how everyday materials become displaced and reconfigured into distinctive functional objects. Inspired by the portable equipment used to withstand the rigors of special environments, this readymade motif is a tight system of entropy compiled by irrelevant components that are designed for special usages.

Softcase, 2022


Foam, custom fabric, Rimowa grooved aluminum frames, hinges, handles and locks from Rimowa
50 x 39 x 25.5 cm. (W x H x D)
Unique


︎Commissioned for Rimowa, Manifold transformed Rimowa’s signature suitcase into a foldable cushion by replacing the aluminum body with custom upholstery. It is a regeneration of the structure using materials that can be regarded as physically opposite to the original as it juxtaposes the softness of the foam cushion against the hardness of the metal. The result is the Softcase is less destructible than the original metal suitcase.


Ottoman (01), 2021


Foam, custom fabric, custom stainless steel frame, custom casters
45 x 45 x 37.5 cm. (W x L x H)
Unique


︎The Ottoman (01) is the studio’s very first practice of generating structure with bent tubular metal while infusing the visual representation of quotidian objects both inside & outside of working space - rolling swivel chairs, sky, and moving clouds.


Two-piece Hook Ring, 2021


999 Silver
12 gram
Unique


︎Made with 999 silver clay. Hand sculpted, burnt and polished. The ring completes its assembly by having the ring finger in. 




Ornament (01), 2020


Hardwood (Teak)
40 x 40 x 5 cm. (W x L x H)
Unique


︎Fengshui – the ancient traditional Chinese practice has been evolving throughout the changing times and continues adapting the latest development of the interior space and exterior landscape. Such characteristic of adaptation and constantly evolving has made the ancient practice still valid in the current day and also indicates potential in the future. So how do we define Fengshui in the present day? If there is a physical form of it what would it look like? With these hypothesis questions, Manifold started the project “Ornament” – a series of custom solid wood panels that reinterpret the traditional Fengshui ornament pattern produced using contemporary fabrication techniques and creative approaches. For the process, a pattern is selected and blurred as a bump map texture that is soon to be applied to modify the surface of a disc in a 3D space. Such 3D data then has been used to CNC on top of a solid wood panel, which will produce the final piece.