Furniture Design Opposites In Unity candleholder and vases by Firo Wang With the joy of a child, the designer looked through a metal pipe as if it was a single-tube telescope. This act led him to the discovery of two spaces, one over here, the other out there. He flattened a part of the pipe so as to better define the spaces. Without himself knowing it, he had started this series called Opposites in Unity. Opposites In Unity reminds the people how conflicting values and ideologies complete each other to make a balanced whole. This idea is at the core of traditional Chinese philosophy, an idea that ancient Chinese termed zhongyong—the Doctrine of the Mean.