Ken Chen                                                                                                                         

Àn takes an inspiration from Chinese traditional lounge furniture made during the Ming Dynasty. The table top is a unique piece of live edge Orange Osage embedded with walnut butterfly joints, which create a nice tonal balance. The hint of gold is a result of brass filling when brazing the steel tubing. To put the legs into consideration, the brass feet were made for the stools and table for stability and elegance. Àn seeks to transcend the current Western influenced space and reintroduce Asian style to a common home area.

Table: H.60cm  L.188cm  W.35cm
Stool: H.38cm  L.30cm  W.30cm
Material: Patina steel, Orange Osage wood, walnut, brass 

 Self-guided project in collaboration with Cody Chu and Susan Park