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Line Storage Desk - DWR

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1/10

2021

H&M 10 & More

H&M

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1/6

2021

Verona Desk & Console

Heals

Characterised by its thoughtful symmetry and simple slatted design, the exclusive Verona collection by Nathan Young offers a nostalgic nod to 1960s styling. The desk comes in a choice of beautifully grained solid and veneered oak or walnut, with two generous drawers in the side cabinet and a top drawer with split compartments for stationery and paperwork. Verona creates a grand focal point in any home office, complementing both contemporary and traditional schemes. The rich wood tones and smooth feel will mean you never want to leave your desk.

Characterised by its thoughtful symmetry and simple slatted design, the exclusive Verona collection by Nathan Young offers a nostalgic nod to 1960s styling. The desk comes in a choice of beautifully grained solid and veneered oak or walnut, with two generous drawers in the side cabinet and a top drawer with split compartments for stationery and paperwork. Verona creates a grand focal point in any home office, complementing both contemporary and traditional schemes. The rich wood tones and smooth feel will mean you never want to leave your desk.

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2020

Folks 3.0 Collection

Folks

With Nathan’s brand new Folks Collection 3.0, he has added 14 new designs that reaffirm his love for well-crafted, contemporary furniture made of solid wood and veneer. The new pieces are an ode to the skilled craftsman of Japan, fused with his unique take on modern, useable furniture with an architectural spine.

Nathan has introduced the use of textured and clear glass for two of his key pieces for this collection. The inclusion of glass adds visual lightness and complements the natural characteristics of solid wood.

With Nathan’s brand new Folks Collection 3.0, he has added 14 new designs that reaffirm his love for well-crafted, contemporary furniture made of solid wood and veneer. The new pieces are an ode to the skilled craftsman of Japan, fused with his unique take on modern, useable furniture with an architectural spine.

Nathan has introduced the use of textured and clear glass for two of his key pieces for this collection. The inclusion of glass adds visual lightness and complements the natural characteristics of solid wood.

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2020

Line Storage Desk

Design Within Reach

“My work is a reflection of my yearning for nature in this concrete jungle,” Yong says. Line Storage Desk brings large working area and convenient storage. Fully finished on all sides for use anywhere in your office space.

“My work is a reflection of my yearning for nature in this concrete jungle,” Yong says. Line Storage Desk brings large working area and convenient storage. Fully finished on all sides for use anywhere in your office space.

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1/2

2020

Grafunkt x Onlewo 55th NDP

Grafunkt

A playful deconstruction of the original Quaderna desk, the Grafunkt x Onlewo collaboration introduces a unique tile design inspired by the Asian vernacular, manifested on a stool and ottoman.

A playful deconstruction of the original Quaderna desk, the Grafunkt x Onlewo collaboration introduces a unique tile design inspired by the Asian vernacular, manifested on a stool and ottoman.

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1/6

2019

Jewel Seat

Jewel Changi Airport

The pieces are not just a piece of furniture per se, they also act as “covers” for the air-con ducting and also a “lightings” for the walkways during evening. The design has to function for sure, easy for repairs and maintenance, soft edging for safety, comfort for the old, structural stability, visual lightness, material understanding and manipulating.

The pieces are not just a piece of furniture per se, they also act as “covers” for the air-con ducting and also a “lightings” for the walkways during evening. The design has to function for sure, easy for repairs and maintenance, soft edging for safety, comfort for the old, structural stability, visual lightness, material understanding and manipulating.

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2018

Line Bedside Table

Design Within Reach

Line Nightstand brings order to your bedroom with discreet, modern storage. Designer Nathan Yong creates pieces that project quiet elegance, for which he credits hectic city living.

Line Nightstand brings order to your bedroom with discreet, modern storage. Designer Nathan Yong creates pieces that project quiet elegance, for which he credits hectic city living.

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1/5

2018

Line Dresser

Design Within Reach

The language of turntables and entertainment units from the 1960s and ’70s is readily apparent in the Line Collection. The grilles that were such prominent features on those modern appliances inspired a stylised machine-like character for this timber cabinet. Here, the grilles of thin walnut or oak battens not only allow the passing of sound from inside to outside in the tradition of the earlier hi-fis; they also allow the transmission of remote control signals to the appliances within. The conglomeration of today’s multiple living room media appliances can be neatly stored out of sight within the console, without the loss of remote control functionality. The visual effect of the horizontal lines is maximised by concealing the supporting structure internally. Shelves and drawers are accessed by folding down the front louvred doors. Now available in a dresser.

The language of turntables and entertainment units from the 1960s and ’70s is readily apparent in the Line Collection. The grilles that were such prominent features on those modern appliances inspired a stylised machine-like character for this timber cabinet. Here, the grilles of thin walnut or oak battens not only allow the passing of sound from inside to outside in the tradition of the earlier hi-fis; they also allow the transmission of remote control signals to the appliances within. The conglomeration of today’s multiple living room media appliances can be neatly stored out of sight within the console, without the loss of remote control functionality. The visual effect of the horizontal lines is maximised by concealing the supporting structure internally. Shelves and drawers are accessed by folding down the front louvred doors. Now available in a dresser.

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2018

Scape Sofa

Lasalle College of the Arts

Commissioned by LASALLE College of the Arts, the SCAPE sofa are designed to be modular and capable of providing different seating heights for the user. SCAPE could be used as a lounger, normal sitting position, also at a bar table height. With bright orange as its main background color, it conveys feelings of enthusiasm, vibrancy and warmth not only for the room it is placed but also to the daily life of the student.

Commissioned by LASALLE College of the Arts, the SCAPE sofa are designed to be modular and capable of providing different seating heights for the user. SCAPE could be used as a lounger, normal sitting position, also at a bar table height. With bright orange as its main background color, it conveys feelings of enthusiasm, vibrancy and warmth not only for the room it is placed but also to the daily life of the student.

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2018

NY Collection

Ipse Ipsa Ipsum

Eschewing super fluity, the poetry of products are captured through rigorous research and engineering in his effort to emphasize freshness and functionality. "Most of my projects start with an operation of stripping, due to the need to make the function,the material,the method and the result as comprehensible as possible, retaining its authenticity." In the works of "silent engineering,it will allow the form to express itself, based on technical considerations,not just as a graphic scheme.

Eschewing super fluity, the poetry of products are captured through rigorous research and engineering in his effort to emphasize freshness and functionality. "Most of my projects start with an operation of stripping, due to the need to make the function,the material,the method and the result as comprehensible as possible, retaining its authenticity." In the works of "silent engineering,it will allow the form to express itself, based on technical considerations,not just as a graphic scheme.

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2017

F/P Collection

Elmood

The F/P Collection is a contemporary interpretation of the pragmatic and unique approach in Chinese traditional furniture making. The construction of F/P collection is based on the distinct lineages of frame and panel, yoke and rack - a translation from the structural logic of the post and rail system in classical Chinese architecture. An advantage of such construction ensures durability as using joinery and dowel allows the furniture to withstand fluctuating temperatures and humid weather conditions. Carefully handcrafted, this collection is an embodiment of East meets West, Old meets New; it is the poetic embodiment of a renaissance in Chinese culture and its crafts amidst our digital age today, where history is often forgotten and abandoned in exchange for an efficient world which favours machines and technology.

The F/P Collection is a contemporary interpretation of the pragmatic and unique approach in Chinese traditional furniture making. The construction of F/P collection is based on the distinct lineages of frame and panel, yoke and rack - a translation from the structural logic of the post and rail system in classical Chinese architecture. An advantage of such construction ensures durability as using joinery and dowel allows the furniture to withstand fluctuating temperatures and humid weather conditions. Carefully handcrafted, this collection is an embodiment of East meets West, Old meets New; it is the poetic embodiment of a renaissance in Chinese culture and its crafts amidst our digital age today, where history is often forgotten and abandoned in exchange for an efficient world which favours machines and technology.

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2017

P.O.P.U.P

NYD

P.O.P.U.P, as the name suggested is a system that is flexible to custom, assembling and transport just like a pop up store. It is also how the pieces are assembled and disassembled without nails and screws and just by using hand to pop it in or out. P.O.P.U.P is a reaction of Singapore scarcity of land, labours and materials for small transitional "space". P.O.P.U.P are created in collaboration with SUPERSTRUCTURE, an unconventional build lab that explores new digital fabrication techniques and material systems management. Seamless integration of the design and manufacturing process allows the furniture to be flat-packed when shipped and assembled into a designer piece easily by its user. The modularity of the design allows P.O.P.U.P to adapt into different spaces. Made with forescolour, a high-density MDF board impregnated with organic dyes. The water resistant MDF is then machined into a collection of furniture ideal for offices and shops.

P.O.P.U.P, as the name suggested is a system that is flexible to custom, assembling and transport just like a pop up store. It is also how the pieces are assembled and disassembled without nails and screws and just by using hand to pop it in or out. P.O.P.U.P is a reaction of Singapore scarcity of land, labours and materials for small transitional "space". P.O.P.U.P are created in collaboration with SUPERSTRUCTURE, an unconventional build lab that explores new digital fabrication techniques and material systems management. Seamless integration of the design and manufacturing process allows the furniture to be flat-packed when shipped and assembled into a designer piece easily by its user. The modularity of the design allows P.O.P.U.P to adapt into different spaces. Made with forescolour, a high-density MDF board impregnated with organic dyes. The water resistant MDF is then machined into a collection of furniture ideal for offices and shops.

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2016

Exolounge

NYD

Exolounge uses high grade steel as the skeleton frame, laser cut and stamped to shape. Calf leather is digitally mapped out to get the most yield, then cut to shape and padded with fibre fill. Its dual function from upright seating to a cradling position, allows one to read the papers or have a light snooze within a tight space. The amount of material used is cut to minimum but uncompromising comfort.

Exolounge uses high grade steel as the skeleton frame, laser cut and stamped to shape. Calf leather is digitally mapped out to get the most yield, then cut to shape and padded with fibre fill. Its dual function from upright seating to a cradling position, allows one to read the papers or have a light snooze within a tight space. The amount of material used is cut to minimum but uncompromising comfort.

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2016

Minzu Collection

Folks

Folks 2nd Collection. Exhibited in International Furniture Fair Singapore, 2017

Folks 2nd Collection. Exhibited in International Furniture Fair Singapore, 2017

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2016

BreakChair

NYD

Humour emanates from Break, but so too does the simple rationality of a direct resolution to a technical problem. The design plays with the archetypal stool shape. Rather than an assembly of multiple flat elements, Break is composed with a single sheet of cut and bent plywood. The desire to create a curved siting surface for enhanced comfort presented a problem: the sheet could not be curved in two directions using the simple moulding techniques that were available. A slit on each side provided the solution. The slicing and bending of the seat along a secondary axis gives the impression that the stool is in flux – in the process of breaking apart. The sense of movement is of course an illusion. The outward splaying of the legs in fact increases the stability of the chair.

Humour emanates from Break, but so too does the simple rationality of a direct resolution to a technical problem. The design plays with the archetypal stool shape. Rather than an assembly of multiple flat elements, Break is composed with a single sheet of cut and bent plywood. The desire to create a curved siting surface for enhanced comfort presented a problem: the sheet could not be curved in two directions using the simple moulding techniques that were available. A slit on each side provided the solution. The slicing and bending of the seat along a secondary axis gives the impression that the stool is in flux – in the process of breaking apart. The sense of movement is of course an illusion. The outward splaying of the legs in fact increases the stability of the chair.

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2016

Flow Bench

H&M

Flow is a bench made from plywood. It is built in a way that enhances the beautiful fluidity this material can have and was used at Laneway music festival in Singapore.

Event: St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Exhibition: International Innovative Craft Fair, Bangkok

Flow is a bench made from plywood. It is built in a way that enhances the beautiful fluidity this material can have and was used at Laneway music festival in Singapore.

Event: St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Exhibition: International Innovative Craft Fair, Bangkok

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2015

Majordomo

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

Majordomo is a refined multi-functional piece which showcases Yong’s personal style, a minimal design with Eastern vibes. Designed for the bedroom, but also suitable in refined contract spaces, Majordomo, as its name which translates as ‘the Butler’ suggests, is entirely at your service. It is a coat hanger which doubles as a handy clothes and footwear stand, but not only that: for maximum comfort, one can even sit on it to put shoes on more easily.

Majordomo is a refined multi-functional piece which showcases Yong’s personal style, a minimal design with Eastern vibes. Designed for the bedroom, but also suitable in refined contract spaces, Majordomo, as its name which translates as ‘the Butler’ suggests, is entirely at your service. It is a coat hanger which doubles as a handy clothes and footwear stand, but not only that: for maximum comfort, one can even sit on it to put shoes on more easily.

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2015

Constellation Collection

Ipse Ipsa Ipsum

The meaning of connections, relationships and links in the local design scene are presented in this furniture collection.The shapes and materials (of Constellation) are still very reductionist but at the same time it is moving forward – not in a very aggressive, cold manner but in a romantic way. By keeping the shapes and the construction simple, it is still very efficient in production, yet the pieces don’t look cold or brutal. Constrictions have pushed the work to a new place.

The meaning of connections, relationships and links in the local design scene are presented in this furniture collection.The shapes and materials (of Constellation) are still very reductionist but at the same time it is moving forward – not in a very aggressive, cold manner but in a romantic way. By keeping the shapes and the construction simple, it is still very efficient in production, yet the pieces don’t look cold or brutal. Constrictions have pushed the work to a new place.

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2015

Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory

A series of bespoke limited edition whiskey cabinets to display and carry the whiskey bottles.

A series of bespoke limited edition whiskey cabinets to display and carry the whiskey bottles.

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2013

Flak

Punt

Flak collection consists of tables, stools and benches. A sturdy structure of solid wood gives them noticeable Scandinavian style. Top of textured MDF, 45-mm thick, in different colours.

Flak collection consists of tables, stools and benches. A sturdy structure of solid wood gives them noticeable Scandinavian style. Top of textured MDF, 45-mm thick, in different colours.

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2013

Vader Lounge

SpHaus

The chair front view reminds to the fan the black mask of Darth Vader. The powder coating has a matte finish, available in white, black, red, dark grey, curry yellow and copper brown. It also comes in polished chrome. The seat is equipped with a fabric or leather thin pillow. The pillow cover is removable for outdoor use.

The chair front view reminds to the fan the black mask of Darth Vader. The powder coating has a matte finish, available in white, black, red, dark grey, curry yellow and copper brown. It also comes in polished chrome. The seat is equipped with a fabric or leather thin pillow. The pillow cover is removable for outdoor use.

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2012

Public Bench

Nparks

Located at Holland Village, Singapore

Located at Holland Village, Singapore

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2012

Elizabeth

Ligne Roset

A bold, fluid outline and a fine composition of ribs translate the regal air of the traditional wing-back chair into a lighter, more dynamic composition for modern environments. Elizabeth replicates the feeling of being cocooned by a high back and side wings without the blocky effect of the traditional solid, padded chair. The exposed structure reduces the bulk of the chair, making the sense of enclosure more notional than literal. The thinness is amplified by the fact that the backrest cushion sits below the top of the frame, allowing one to see through the chair on all sides. Elizabeth was also inspired by the details of the historic Louis style armchair, and celebrates both the round and square profiles that compose it. Elizabeth’s inclined back and ribs create a sense of movement that challenges the static grandeur of the chairs that inspired it.

A bold, fluid outline and a fine composition of ribs translate the regal air of the traditional wing-back chair into a lighter, more dynamic composition for modern environments. Elizabeth replicates the feeling of being cocooned by a high back and side wings without the blocky effect of the traditional solid, padded chair. The exposed structure reduces the bulk of the chair, making the sense of enclosure more notional than literal. The thinness is amplified by the fact that the backrest cushion sits below the top of the frame, allowing one to see through the chair on all sides. Elizabeth was also inspired by the details of the historic Louis style armchair, and celebrates both the round and square profiles that compose it. Elizabeth’s inclined back and ribs create a sense of movement that challenges the static grandeur of the chairs that inspired it.

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2012

Cuatro

Punt

Cuatro is an angular table that could work next to a bed or at the end of a sofa, while just as easily fitting into the corner of a room. The table has two sides that make it fit snuggly into a corner but it can also work out in the open. There are different variations depending on how many shelves you want and if you want more hidden storage.

Cuatro is an angular table that could work next to a bed or at the end of a sofa, while just as easily fitting into the corner of a room. The table has two sides that make it fit snuggly into a corner but it can also work out in the open. There are different variations depending on how many shelves you want and if you want more hidden storage.

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2012

Offcut

Living Divani

The manufacture of timber furniture produces a considerable volume of small pieces of off-cut wood that are simply thrown away if they cannot be sold for the making of ornamental objects or elements such as knobs. The Off Cut shelf was designed to make use of some of this off-cut material. It is an assembly of interlocking laths of square-section solid walnut or oak just 20mm thick. With a filigree-style composition and glass shelves, the design plays up the boldness of creating a load-bearing structure using short, thin splints. The strength, rigidity, and stability of the structure are assured by its interlocking assembly of pre-constructed modules in a mirrored formation. The varied shelf heights and positioning of the vertical struts create framed volumes for the display of objects of various sizes.

The manufacture of timber furniture produces a considerable volume of small pieces of off-cut wood that are simply thrown away if they cannot be sold for the making of ornamental objects or elements such as knobs. The Off Cut shelf was designed to make use of some of this off-cut material. It is an assembly of interlocking laths of square-section solid walnut or oak just 20mm thick. With a filigree-style composition and glass shelves, the design plays up the boldness of creating a load-bearing structure using short, thin splints. The strength, rigidity, and stability of the structure are assured by its interlocking assembly of pre-constructed modules in a mirrored formation. The varied shelf heights and positioning of the vertical struts create framed volumes for the display of objects of various sizes.

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2012

Cut

Domicil

Cut bookshelf is an angular living and dining room furniture.
Cut are defined by the play on angular, geometric lines. Angles appear and disappear, depending on your perspective point. A light, matte finish highlights the smoky, dark brown characteristics of walnut, and gives the collection a natural feel – raw yet refined.

Cut bookshelf is an angular living and dining room furniture.
Cut are defined by the play on angular, geometric lines. Angles appear and disappear, depending on your perspective point. A light, matte finish highlights the smoky, dark brown characteristics of walnut, and gives the collection a natural feel – raw yet refined.

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2011

Tweety series

Grafunkt

Resembling the framework of a bird cage, this chair was inspired by the loveable Looney-tunes cartoon character Tweety. Two questions were asked in this bird cage design. Does a cage protect its inhabitants from predators or does it protect what’s on the outside from what’s kept inside the cage? Designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, this cage-like chair has managed to seduce us with its exaggerated back rest and a bright, Tweety-coloured cushion cover that stands out against the dark metal frame.

Resembling the framework of a bird cage, this chair was inspired by the loveable Looney-tunes cartoon character Tweety. Two questions were asked in this bird cage design. Does a cage protect its inhabitants from predators or does it protect what’s on the outside from what’s kept inside the cage? Designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, this cage-like chair has managed to seduce us with its exaggerated back rest and a bright, Tweety-coloured cushion cover that stands out against the dark metal frame.

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2011

Stack

Living Divani

The A-frame structure of an industrial storage container in a Malaysian furniture factory was the initial spark that inspired Stack – a trio of three stacking tray-tables with distinctive A-shaped legs. Reinterpreting traditional nesting tables, the three trays of differing depths stack to a combined height of 410mm. They thus function most ideally as side tables for a sofa with the added benefit of discreet storage. The gaps between the trays in the stacked formation are created by the presence of two beams that connect the A-frame pairs and support each tray. The gaps break up the mass and allow glimpses of what is stored within. The protrusion of the A-frames above the sides of the trays creates convenient handles. Given their various depths, the trays are positioned at different heights on the A-frames such that when the trio is stacked, there is a regular distance between the tops of the handles.

The A-frame structure of an industrial storage container in a Malaysian furniture factory was the initial spark that inspired Stack – a trio of three stacking tray-tables with distinctive A-shaped legs. Reinterpreting traditional nesting tables, the three trays of differing depths stack to a combined height of 410mm. They thus function most ideally as side tables for a sofa with the added benefit of discreet storage. The gaps between the trays in the stacked formation are created by the presence of two beams that connect the A-frame pairs and support each tray. The gaps break up the mass and allow glimpses of what is stored within. The protrusion of the A-frames above the sides of the trays creates convenient handles. Given their various depths, the trays are positioned at different heights on the A-frames such that when the trio is stacked, there is a regular distance between the tops of the handles.

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2011

Circus, 3 Plates

SpHaus

The fun and suspense of a performance by a circus plate spinner is captured in the three-legged steel stand Circus / 3 Plates. The impression of imminent collapse is thwarted by the presence of six supporting struts, which zigzag between the legs and establish structural rigidity. The chaos and intentional naivety expressed by their irregular placement and assembly method (of simple welding) reinforces the childlike state of wonder experienced at the circus along with a sense of speed and movement. Circus / 3 Plates can be used as a display stand for small objects, and offers a secondary function as a place to hang one’s scarf or hat. This compact structure occupies a floor area of just 400mm square, and can thus inject a hint of fun into tight spaces.

The fun and suspense of a performance by a circus plate spinner is captured in the three-legged steel stand Circus / 3 Plates. The impression of imminent collapse is thwarted by the presence of six supporting struts, which zigzag between the legs and establish structural rigidity. The chaos and intentional naivety expressed by their irregular placement and assembly method (of simple welding) reinforces the childlike state of wonder experienced at the circus along with a sense of speed and movement. Circus / 3 Plates can be used as a display stand for small objects, and offers a secondary function as a place to hang one’s scarf or hat. This compact structure occupies a floor area of just 400mm square, and can thus inject a hint of fun into tight spaces.

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2011

Marcelo

Ligne Roset

Marcello is a chair that is inspired by the 60s, the finish is made of solid walnut with lacquer paint only on the front seat and backrest. A timeless style for a chair suitable for all types of environment, kitchen, living room and bedroom.

Marcello is a chair that is inspired by the 60s, the finish is made of solid walnut with lacquer paint only on the front seat and backrest. A timeless style for a chair suitable for all types of environment, kitchen, living room and bedroom.

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2011

Drappery

SpHaus

The looping legs and frame of Drapery allude to the luscious drapes of a stage curtain. However, the idea for this occasional table initially came from the arched spans and tracery of old iron bridges. The desire was not to create a direct visual reference to the optimised geometry of a precisely engineered bridge. Rather it was to produce a form that exuded the ‘effortlessness’ of this type of structure, as well as the softness of draped fabric. Welding was applied to build up a rigid structural network of overlapping loops. The stability of this network allowed the reduction of the steel rod diameter to just 8mm. The result is an extremely delicate-looking form that is nonetheless strong and rigid.

The looping legs and frame of Drapery allude to the luscious drapes of a stage curtain. However, the idea for this occasional table initially came from the arched spans and tracery of old iron bridges. The desire was not to create a direct visual reference to the optimised geometry of a precisely engineered bridge. Rather it was to produce a form that exuded the ‘effortlessness’ of this type of structure, as well as the softness of draped fabric. Welding was applied to build up a rigid structural network of overlapping loops. The stability of this network allowed the reduction of the steel rod diameter to just 8mm. The result is an extremely delicate-looking form that is nonetheless strong and rigid.

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2010

Papercut

Grafunkt

Papercut Coffee Table & Side Table

Papercut Coffee Table & Side Table

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2009

Foxhole

SpHaus

Foxhole is – quite literally – a sofa (and armchair) made with cushions. It is a counter response to people’s tendency to fill up even the most minimal of sofas with a collage of cushions collected through the years. An exposed geometric steel rod structure supports the cushions and establishes the bones of this family of seats. The removable cushions are connected to the frame with simple straps. The high back surrounds the occupant in a protective manner; indeed the name of the sofa is a reference to the army serviceman’s experience of hiding below ground behind piles of sandbags. The main challenges of the design process involved the achievement of a high-back sofa that is comfortable, does not look bulky or blocky, and is stylistically in tune with the times. The exposed lightweight structure resolved all three matters.

Foxhole is – quite literally – a sofa (and armchair) made with cushions. It is a counter response to people’s tendency to fill up even the most minimal of sofas with a collage of cushions collected through the years. An exposed geometric steel rod structure supports the cushions and establishes the bones of this family of seats. The removable cushions are connected to the frame with simple straps. The high back surrounds the occupant in a protective manner; indeed the name of the sofa is a reference to the army serviceman’s experience of hiding below ground behind piles of sandbags. The main challenges of the design process involved the achievement of a high-back sofa that is comfortable, does not look bulky or blocky, and is stylistically in tune with the times. The exposed lightweight structure resolved all three matters.

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2009

Paper Table

Living Divani

Paper Table was designed with an understanding that situations can be chaotic and people can be messy. It is a coffee table-cum-magazine rack that responds to people’s tendency not to stack their magazines neatly after reading them. Its form is not prescriptive; the user can decide how they wish to use it. However, it does exert a controlling force within its 700mm circumference. Its twelve lacquered steel support trays (which are reminiscent of sheets of A4 paper) pivot around a central stem and can be ‘stacked’ neatly in a pile or arranged in a way that suggests the pile is being blown away. The slight upturning of the corners of the upper trays plays up the flyaway illusion. It offers a dynamic state of balance between chaos and control.

Paper Table was designed with an understanding that situations can be chaotic and people can be messy. It is a coffee table-cum-magazine rack that responds to people’s tendency not to stack their magazines neatly after reading them. Its form is not prescriptive; the user can decide how they wish to use it. However, it does exert a controlling force within its 700mm circumference. Its twelve lacquered steel support trays (which are reminiscent of sheets of A4 paper) pivot around a central stem and can be ‘stacked’ neatly in a pile or arranged in a way that suggests the pile is being blown away. The slight upturning of the corners of the upper trays plays up the flyaway illusion. It offers a dynamic state of balance between chaos and control.

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2009

Cornerblock

Grafunkt

There is a degree of randomness in the act of collecting objects throughout one’s life. Almost certainly, one’s collection will contain objects of varying shapes, sizes, and proportions. Corner Block is a pair of interlocking display cabinets that were designed to consolidate the ‘mess’ of a varied collection into an ‘organised chaos’ of overlapping volumes. Individual objects can be framed in specific volumes, independent of the overall composition. Corner Shelf deconstructs the traditional format of shelving, blurring one’s perception of line, plane, and volume. It also allows for the use of corners, which can be difficult to inhabit – particularly in small living environments. As the two units simply slide together in order to interlock, they can be used in a convex or concave arrangement.

There is a degree of randomness in the act of collecting objects throughout one’s life. Almost certainly, one’s collection will contain objects of varying shapes, sizes, and proportions. Corner Block is a pair of interlocking display cabinets that were designed to consolidate the ‘mess’ of a varied collection into an ‘organised chaos’ of overlapping volumes. Individual objects can be framed in specific volumes, independent of the overall composition. Corner Shelf deconstructs the traditional format of shelving, blurring one’s perception of line, plane, and volume. It also allows for the use of corners, which can be difficult to inhabit – particularly in small living environments. As the two units simply slide together in order to interlock, they can be used in a convex or concave arrangement.

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1/5

2009

Divide Shelf

Folks

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1/2

2009

Seagram

NYD

Seagram shelf

Seagram shelf

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1/18

2008

Folks Collection Vol 1

Folks

Folks is a homage to traditional carpentry works by Asian craftsman. Folks admire objects created by these folks as they respect wood as a natural material and work within that boundary. forms took a back seat and give necessity the key to creativity. By learning and working in the slow but important process, Folks hope to recapture the spirit of traditional furniture making. The collection are not trend led but are defined by carpentry aesthetic because some things will remain the same.

Folks is a homage to traditional carpentry works by Asian craftsman. Folks admire objects created by these folks as they respect wood as a natural material and work within that boundary. forms took a back seat and give necessity the key to creativity. By learning and working in the slow but important process, Folks hope to recapture the spirit of traditional furniture making. The collection are not trend led but are defined by carpentry aesthetic because some things will remain the same.

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1/7

2008

Primary Desk

Design Within Reach

Primary Desk blurs the line between eras. While it references mid-century furniture and the largely forgotten practice of letter writing and paperwork, it also speaks of the future with its dynamic angular form and suitability to laptop use. It was designed not as a worktable, but as a small desk for emailing, processing domestic bills, and so on. Its composition of two overlapping forms forgoes the typical desk format of four legs and a tabletop. A beam runs from side to side at the point where the two forms cross, establishing structural stability. The fronts of the drawers each feature a tab reminiscent of a diary or perhaps an internet browser window. With the placement of labels on these tabs, the desk could function as a filing system.

Primary Desk blurs the line between eras. While it references mid-century furniture and the largely forgotten practice of letter writing and paperwork, it also speaks of the future with its dynamic angular form and suitability to laptop use. It was designed not as a worktable, but as a small desk for emailing, processing domestic bills, and so on. Its composition of two overlapping forms forgoes the typical desk format of four legs and a tabletop. A beam runs from side to side at the point where the two forms cross, establishing structural stability. The fronts of the drawers each feature a tab reminiscent of a diary or perhaps an internet browser window. With the placement of labels on these tabs, the desk could function as a filing system.

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1/7

2008

Line Console

Design Within Reach

The language of turntables and entertainment units from the 1960s and ’70s is readily apparent in the Line TV console. The grilles that were such prominent features on those modern appliances inspired a stylised machine-like character for this timber cabinet. Here, the grilles of thin walnut or oak battens not only allow the passing of sound from inside to outside in the tradition of the earlier hi-fis; they also allow the transmission of remote control signals to the appliances within. The conglomeration of today’s multiple living room media appliances can be neatly stored out of sight within the console, without the loss of remote control functionality. The visual effect of the horizontal lines is maximised by concealing the supporting structure internally. Shelves and drawers are accessed by folding down the front louvred doors.

The language of turntables and entertainment units from the 1960s and ’70s is readily apparent in the Line TV console. The grilles that were such prominent features on those modern appliances inspired a stylised machine-like character for this timber cabinet. Here, the grilles of thin walnut or oak battens not only allow the passing of sound from inside to outside in the tradition of the earlier hi-fis; they also allow the transmission of remote control signals to the appliances within. The conglomeration of today’s multiple living room media appliances can be neatly stored out of sight within the console, without the loss of remote control functionality. The visual effect of the horizontal lines is maximised by concealing the supporting structure internally. Shelves and drawers are accessed by folding down the front louvred doors.

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1/5

2008

Pebble Table

Ligne Roset

A flawless and fluid look characterises Pebble. This low table with a rounded solid walnut top portrays the smooth, gentle contours of a stone eroded by a flowing river. It is produced in two versions and heights, tapering either downward or upward along its edge to create a convex (260mm high) or concave (200mm high) profile. Solid wood furniture with such an organic shape is rarely seen on the market, and a common response to Pebble is to question how it was made. One may wonder whether natural processes or human intervention create this form. The shapes emerged from the exploration of how a CNC machine could be used to create an organic surface terrain on a 50mm-thick plank of wood. The air of mystique is played up by the discrete base, above which the top seems to levitate. The different heights allow two tables to be overlapped with a narrow 60mm gap between them.

A flawless and fluid look characterises Pebble. This low table with a rounded solid walnut top portrays the smooth, gentle contours of a stone eroded by a flowing river. It is produced in two versions and heights, tapering either downward or upward along its edge to create a convex (260mm high) or concave (200mm high) profile. Solid wood furniture with such an organic shape is rarely seen on the market, and a common response to Pebble is to question how it was made. One may wonder whether natural processes or human intervention create this form. The shapes emerged from the exploration of how a CNC machine could be used to create an organic surface terrain on a 50mm-thick plank of wood. The air of mystique is played up by the discrete base, above which the top seems to levitate. The different heights allow two tables to be overlapped with a narrow 60mm gap between them.

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1/1

2007

Beats

NYD

Beats divider

Beats divider

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1/7

2007

Bolle

Living Divani

Opposing conditions collide in Bolle – randomness and precision, the singular and the systematic, and the two- and three-dimensional. Bolle (which is the Italian word for bubbles) was inspired by the transient beauty of a natural phenomenon: raindrops falling on puddles and carving circular patterns on the water’s surface. This family of coffee tables and stools plays with the circle while alluding to the sphere. It was first imagined as a coffee table composed of a cluster of small circular steel plates (four or six in number), welded together on their underside in an apparently random fashion. A single leg stands beneath each plate, splayed at an angle and giving the impression that structural stability depends on the integrity of the cluster. Developed into a three-legged stool with a rounded seat pad, Bolle takes a more bubble-like form.

Opposing conditions collide in Bolle – randomness and precision, the singular and the systematic, and the two- and three-dimensional. Bolle (which is the Italian word for bubbles) was inspired by the transient beauty of a natural phenomenon: raindrops falling on puddles and carving circular patterns on the water’s surface. This family of coffee tables and stools plays with the circle while alluding to the sphere. It was first imagined as a coffee table composed of a cluster of small circular steel plates (four or six in number), welded together on their underside in an apparently random fashion. A single leg stands beneath each plate, splayed at an angle and giving the impression that structural stability depends on the integrity of the cluster. Developed into a three-legged stool with a rounded seat pad, Bolle takes a more bubble-like form.

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1/2

2006

Every Sunday

NYD

Every Sunday Sofa

Every Sunday Sofa

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1/4

2006

Break Stool

Ligne Roset

Humour emanates from Break, but so too does the simple rationality of a direct resolution to a technical problem. The design plays with the archetypal stool shape. Rather than an assembly of multiple flat elements, Break is composed with a single sheet of cut and bent plywood. The desire to create a curved siting surface for enhanced comfort presented a problem: the sheet could not be curved in two directions using the simple moulding techniques that were available. A slit on each side provided the solution. The slicing and bending of the seat along a secondary axis gives the impression that the stool is in flux – in the process of breaking apart. The sense of movement is of course an illusion. The outward splaying of the legs in fact increases the stability of the stool.

Humour emanates from Break, but so too does the simple rationality of a direct resolution to a technical problem. The design plays with the archetypal stool shape. Rather than an assembly of multiple flat elements, Break is composed with a single sheet of cut and bent plywood. The desire to create a curved siting surface for enhanced comfort presented a problem: the sheet could not be curved in two directions using the simple moulding techniques that were available. A slit on each side provided the solution. The slicing and bending of the seat along a secondary axis gives the impression that the stool is in flux – in the process of breaking apart. The sense of movement is of course an illusion. The outward splaying of the legs in fact increases the stability of the stool.

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1/4

2006

Section

Opinion Ciatti

Section takes its name from the ‘sectional’ investigations that drove its design. It was imagined as a composition of very thin planes of steel sheet that would become almost invisible when filled with books. Section was initially designed as strata of increasingly narrow niches. The depth or ‘section’ of the shelves was minimised by angling the vertical supports. One’s magazines, books, office files, or vinyl records are thus stored at an angle. The design was later developed into smaller modules, each with a thickened base plate that supports the weight within. The three modules (with three different internal layouts) can be stacked, making it possible to tailor the shelving to the available space and storage needs. They offer the additional benefit of easy transportation.

Section takes its name from the ‘sectional’ investigations that drove its design. It was imagined as a composition of very thin planes of steel sheet that would become almost invisible when filled with books. Section was initially designed as strata of increasingly narrow niches. The depth or ‘section’ of the shelves was minimised by angling the vertical supports. One’s magazines, books, office files, or vinyl records are thus stored at an angle. The design was later developed into smaller modules, each with a thickened base plate that supports the weight within. The three modules (with three different internal layouts) can be stacked, making it possible to tailor the shelving to the available space and storage needs. They offer the additional benefit of easy transportation.