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This Week an Exclusive Interview in NY Art Life Magazine with Shifandi Sun: Icon of Elegance and Functionality

Designer Shifandi Sun

Lounge Chair APHRODIE By Shifandi Sun

Ergonomic study of the CHARPACK


A journey into the world of an extraordinary Chinese designer.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

— Steve Jobs

CHELSEA, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 30, 2024 / — This week, NYAL Magazine had the privilege of interviewing Shifandi Sun, a Chinese designer based in the United States who has carved a niche for herself in furniture and lifestyle design. Sun’s work exemplifies a unique blend of creativity and functionality, transforming mundane objects into captivating and practical art. Her designs are not merely objects to be used but experiences to be had, each with its own story and purpose.

Among her notable creations are the innovative candle holders inspired by staircases’ robust and enduring structure.

This particular design serves the functional purpose of holding candles. It captivates the observer with its architectural beauty, turning an everyday object into a piece of art that lights up the room in more ways than one.

Similarly, Sun’s Treasure Island jewelry display transcends the conventional by incorporating storytelling elements into the jewelry presentation. This approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the display but also adds a layer of engagement and narrative, making choosing jewelry an experience in itself.

Sun’s prowess as a designer is further highlighted in her furniture creations, such as the Cascade Couch. This piece is a testament to her dedication to enhancing user experience through design, as it features ergonomic features tailored to promote relaxation and comfort. For Sun, understanding and integrating the user’s needs into her designs is paramount.

Moreover, Shifandi Sun has also ventured into designing specialized products that cater to specific needs, such as the Char Park backpack intended for firefighters. This product underscores her versatility as a designer and her ability to apply her design philosophy across different contexts. By focusing on practicality while not compromising on aesthetic appeal, Sun has managed to create a functional and visually appealing product for its users.

Shifandi Sun’s work represents a harmonious marriage between form and function, between art and utility. Through her innovative designs—be it the stair-inspired candle holders, the narrative-rich Treasure Island jewelry display, the ergonomically designed Cascade Couch, or the specialized Char Park backpack—Sun consistently demonstrates her exceptional ability to breathe life and story into ordinary objects. Her contributions to furniture and lifestyle design enhance the physical spaces they inhabit and enrich the lives of those who use them.

One of the standout pieces in her collection is the elegant lounge chair APHRODIE, a masterclass in versatility designed to elevate both private and public spaces. Sun’s design philosophy shines through this piece, as it offers users an unparalleled blend of comfort and style, making it a coveted item for those with a keen eye for sophisticated living. The APHRODIE lounge chair’s design underscores Sun’s commitment to creating pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also deeply functional, embodying the essence of modern living where form and function go hand in hand.

Shifandi Sun Website

Max A.Sciarra
New York Art Life Magazine