Yi concisely and cleverly defies expectations through considered design details – A precisely tapered profile and minimal suspension system allow a seemingly massive concrete beam to float.
Yi may be used in singular form, a linear arrangement or as a chandelier of multiple pendants, suitable for residential, hospitality and commercial settings.
Made from recycled concrete with black anodised aluminium fixings. Due to the inherent nature of concrete, natural variances in texture and colour are to be expected and celebrated, making each piece unique.
Bentu Design is a Guangzhou-based experimental design studio that explores concepts of product, space and environment through various design mediums. Bentu do away with superfluous decoration and allow necessity and function to guide their designs. They believe all factors of an object have equal value - materials, manufacturing techniques, form and cultural influences all play an equal part - and through design, they transform the discarded and every day into the spirited and desired.
Bentu's first range of contemporary lighting, furniture and objects was successfully launched at Salonte Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2013, and have since gone from strength to strength with their research into re-using construction waste and exploration of form and material expression influencing their most recent collection.
“Towards the world, keep being curious, listening and practising” - Bentu.