the “dancing beijing” emblem, depicting a chinese seal
inscribed with the character “jing” (京) in the form of a dancing figure.
(as seen on vincentchow)
more information about 2008 summer olympics can be found on wikipedia

p.s.1 not related to the topic. my friend, designer of the chair now has launched his own portfolio blog
p.s.2 apparently minor food has decided to release a cheque after they read the entry about the chair. (although they claim that they just want to pay, not because of the entry about the chair)
p.s.3 i want this t-shirt