The Simpler Chair

My dream is to incorporate the concept of strong identity whereby represent by the culture and the races of Sarawak through expression of furniture design. As designer myself, I wished through design to create the little stories behind each design input to show the identity of kuchingites through creativity.

Furthermore, the inspiration came from the symbol of Borneo with one of its rare bird the hornbill where by it has been long existed in the process of founding of Sarawak.

  • Overall form of the armchair was derived from the beak of the bird itself, to create the minimal lines form with supreme expression of traditional carpentry joinery and mixture of modern technique together to exhibits both knowledge from the past and current can always merged to reach for the best outcome.
  • Next, materials selection of bronze and reflective finish was to create the floating effect as if flying freely with the rich content of the end-users. Meanwhile, the variety of materials form the furniture relate to the unity of the people.
  • Yet, Sarawak was famous for its timber products where by warmth color tone as applied on the furniture blend with any surroundings as if the specialty of Sarawakian with rich dialects which blend well together no matter where they are.
  • Last but not least, the overall furniture finished with reclaimed timber whereby original usage for subsequent function, which best contribute to the environment yet, create the aesthetic of history of the process of the founding of Sarawak to where its place today throughout all the challenges in the past.

48 comments to “The Simpler Chair”

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  1. Wong siong kee - June 17, 2017 at 9:25 am Reply

    Nice products

  2. Kylin - June 17, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply

    Ergonomic design

  3. Y.L - June 17, 2017 at 10:44 am Reply

    Fantastic work!

  4. Steve Bruce - June 17, 2017 at 10:47 am Reply

    Outstanding work

  5. Adena - June 17, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    Creative… All the best!

  6. Mars - June 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply

    Well done 👍🏻

  7. Sik Yew Siang - June 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

    an awe-inspiring design!

  8. Allen - June 17, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Good job well done

  9. Caesar - June 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Very interesting

  10. Lee - June 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Great interpretation of Local elements into aesthetic ways

  11. Sharon Wong - June 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Great “story telling” to express your ideas

  12. Wayne Enterprise - June 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Nice work! comfort chair

  13. DoctorStrange - June 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Amazing idea! well done

  14. Gareth Bale - June 21, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply

    great way to express your wonderful idea!!!!

  15. azie morni - June 23, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

    Creative work as always Nevin! All the best.

  16. Genie - June 23, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

    Excellent design concept and development. The interlocking method of construction had bring back the tradition handcraft and the aesthetic value is there!

  17. Angelina Lim - June 23, 2017 at 9:39 am Reply

    Nice design~! well done~

  18. Shongying - June 23, 2017 at 9:43 am Reply

    Interesting narrative about the Sarawak Hornbill concept, integrated of the material selection and timber joiner method also well represent the designer’s idea 👍🏻

  19. Kenny - June 23, 2017 at 10:04 am Reply

    All the best

  20. Yiimin - June 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Nice! I like how the design comes from the inspiration from Sarawak Hornbill. Interesting idea!

  21. Seanz - June 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Great design! Would love to have this furniture cum art piece at home!

  22. George Balan - June 23, 2017 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Nice! Design + Identity = ART

  23. Nevin - June 26, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply

    Thanks mr balan

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