Manifold is a Brooklyn-based design studio run by Yihan Chen and Fengyi Zhu. Background as artists and 3D designers, Yihan & Fengyi’s work under Manifold focuses on creating sculptural objects and furnitures 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





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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 furnitures 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.




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.