Tianyi Shi is a furniture and product designer. She just graduated from Central Saint Martins, University of the arts London. She has interest in materials, e.g. foam and bamboo, and also has an interest in traditional culture and craft. Normally, material plays a supporting role in product design. However, as for her, material could be an interesting point to start with and to explore during design process. Nowadays, she is playing with foam to explore a possibility of using foam to break formal conventions of furniture and products.