Day: April 3, 2020

Postmodern Public Furniture Inspired by Traditional Joinery

London-based designer Peter Judson was commissioned by HUGE to create a series of public furniture for the Cool Docks development in Shanghai. Named Inter, the colorful collection is heavily inspired by postmodernism, traditional Asian joinery techniques, and the architectural forms found throughout Shanghai’s various neighborhoods, including the historic Jing An temple.

Inter consists of four different public seating solutions – three benches and a chair. The unexpected combination of old and new inspirations results in pieces that evoke joy and propose a topic for discussion amongst users.

Though inspired by traditional wood joinery, the pieces are realized in powder-coated