Furniture Design Yan Stool by Irene Lim Kid are always a good source of inspiration. Here is how the Yan stool was being inspired by them and created. 'Yan' is meaning eye in Chinese. Inspired by kids’ perspective, Yan stool was created to express how wonderful and colorful the world is through a kid’s eyes. The shape of the stool is derived from the cross section of the eye. By using the vibrant colors of fabric to represent the wonderful world and to contrast with clear transparent acrylic, the stool presents its strong identity and eye-catching outlook especially with its unconventional shape.