Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The winner of this year’s New Design Britain Award (Furniture category), Kai is a new take on the wire chair, made from powder-coated wire and featuring arrow shaped supports across the seat and back. The design came about after a brief was set by Sam Wright, owner of And Then Design, who also lectures part-time at Nottingham Trent University.
“Kai is made in Britain using expert Midlands-based craftsmen,” says Daniel. “The frame and all its bends/curves are produced using a CNC wire-bending machine and then expertly welded together by han. Daniel Lau graduated from Nottingham Trent University this year with a First Class (Hons) degree in Furniture and Product Design. He says: “My main objective when I design is to create something that is both beautiful and functional for the user.”
His aim with Kai was to make it appear sculptural so that “it would stop people in their tracks” – but also affordable and comfortable.
Kai can be finished in a multitude of colours through powder coating, and can be clear lacquered or even chromed depending on the client’s specification.
Source: Furniture News