Ka-Lai Chan started a design studio soon after graduating from school in 2009, planning to specialize in interior designs. She’s got a great mix of cultures, being a young Dutch designer of Asian origin, and she loves mixing materials, too. Her work as an organic feel to it with amorphous shapes, but she also plays around with geometric and repeating patterns.
Ka-Lai Chan herself: “Through my creations I want to uncover the hidden value of ordinary objects and material, letting people look at the beauty of things and experience them in a different way, which they normally wouldn’t have noticed.”
About her most recent line, taken from her website: “Ka-Lai Chan’s most recent work is titled “The Ordinary Family” (2012). This a furniture collection, currently consisting of five pieces, is a carefully selected and modified group of used furniture and is partly inspired by stories of the designer’s own family or observations of families around her. The furniture family includes a rocking horse, a coffee-table, a praying chair, a classical side table and the ‘No Sign of Design’ chair; a basic practical chair by the influential Dutch designer Richard Hutten.” More.