Equlibrium 

                                                  Designed with Balance

As a first-generation Vietnamese-American, the story of my parents carries the weight
of struggle and sacrifice. Along with millions of others, they were forced to flee their 
home—uncertain about their future.

To honor the sacrifice made by those before me, I sought to tell their story, so that future generations have the opportunity to connect with their origins.
Term: Spring 2020 
Type: Personal Project 
Focus: Viscom Project
Duration: 4 Week











My parents didn’t have any other option but to escape from Vietnam













Low plastic stools are ubiquitously found all throughout Vietnam













The same stool has followed my life in America and we use them almost the exact same way














With my parents being Buddhist, I wanted to take inspiration from the
Pagoda because it represents balance, in both philosophy and form













My parents have worked tirelessly to establish
a business and solidify our lives in America, I wanted to
pay homage by creating a solid stool as opposed to cheap plastic