Innovo is an interesting design studio based in Hangzhou, China.

Some times ago we have discovered some of their innovative products, which stands between tradition and progressive design. Founded by very international team of Zhang Lei, Jovana Bogdanovic, Christoph John and Vladimer Kobakhidze, the studio works in the wide range of design projects from transport to stationary.

Recently we were amazed by some very clever and pure products which studio has designed as a Future Tradition collection inspired by traditional Chinese umbrella designs and presented at this year Salone Satellite exhibition in Milan.

Chao is an original desktop accessory made out of wood, rice paper and glue. While it is closed, it looks like a paper notebook, but when we open it, the nice paper structure with a lot of pockets for small things is ready to use. The another product from the collection is the Yi lamp, which is made out of the same materials. Its body from wood is shaped to rest the open book there. The another products from the collection are paper chair, umbrellas and hanging lights.