Multifunctional Rocking Chair Converts to Table
March 29, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
“Sometimes a chair is not a chair, it is a multifunctional vehicle,” explains designer Ding Liu of his multifunctional piece, ‘A Beginning,’ a handcrafted pine and redwood rocking chair that converts to a tea table.
Built without any nails or glue, the designer created the piece, he says, to make his stressful life more relaxing. Having lived in his homeland China, later in Switzerland, then in two places in the United States, Liu designed the chair to express his feelings associated with living and relocating–in effect, about changing, morphing from one person to another.