Manifold is a Brooklyn-based design studio run by Yihan Chen and Fengyi Zhu. As artists and digital designers, Yihan & Fengyi’s work under Manifold focuses on creating sculptural objects and furniture that excavate the narratives of their constructions and materials. The name Manifold derives from the way a pipe or chamber branches into several openings in a tight engine compartment.

For all kinds of inquiries - 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

 

Manifold is a Brooklyn-based design studio run by Yihan Chen and Fengyi Zhu. As artists and digital designers, Yihan & Fengyi’s work under Manifold focuses on creating sculptural objects and furniture that excavate the narratives of their constructions and materials. The name Manifold derives from the way a pipe or chamber branches into several openings in a tight engine compartment.

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




Skin (Chair), 2022


Foam, wood, custom upholstery
45 x 90 x 50 cm. (W x H x D)
Unique


︎Created at the Santoni Pioneer Program with production support from Hanbing Liu. By accessing the unique tubular knitting technology from Santoni, we are able to create a one-of-kind fabric that is seamless and has a sense of 3D volume. The fabric acts as a skin to the chair by covering it, and the bumpy muscle pattern of the fabric become the ornaments of the chair and therefore visually alter the shape of it. It is inspired by the concept of displacement texture from the 3D content creation, and this is our attempt to sculpt an object in the real world with the digital approach.