By re-purposing abandoned construction waste with interactive algorithms and re-interpreting Chinese wood joinery with 21st century materials, Studio Ryte envisions a sustainable future for the built environment that marries new technology with traditional craftsmanship. Studio Ryte is an energetic and innovative design studio comprised of agile and passionate inventors, architects, designers and engineers.
Given Hong Kong’s high-density living, an elegant, space-saving and sustainable piece of furniture is on everyone’s wish list, but few products fulfil all of these requirements. The Triplex Stool, designed by Studio RYTE, combines a new, biodegradable material with a modular design. Composed of three identical modules, the lightweight stool features three slender legs and is stackable before and after assembly. Thus, its carbon footprint throughout its entire product life is minimised. The stool is made of flax fiber, whose strength is comparable to that of carbon fiber, a fast-growing plant that tolerates a wide range of climates and soils. Made with materials less than three millimetres thick and designed with strategically curved geometry, the stool stands on its arches while effectively supporting the user’s weight. In its current iteration, bio-resin is the binding agent. However, the Studio RYTE team have been experimenting with other plant-based materials for an even better result. A dynamic atelier with international reach, Studio RYTE is committed to marrying material innovations with traditional craftsmanship, and perpetuating aesthetic, economic and social values through reinventing the built environment.