自然 Zì Rán


In Chinese, the word for nature is zì rán, which means that which happens of itself, not under any control of an outside force. If you stop this spontaneous flowering of nature, if you tell it “you must do it”. It is like saying to someone “you must love me”. It is ridiculous.

I want to use the Zen in oriental furniture design to be the inspiration for my table. In order to show case the idea of “everything happens spontaneously”, I decide to research and utilize some of the old Chinese wood working technique. I designed my table without using any nails, screws or glue.