This September in Paris, MAISON&OBJET is proud to welcome the well-known and rising stars of Asian design: the WOHA Architects, elected DESIGNER OF THE YEAR ASIA 2017, as well as the 5 winners of the RISING TALENT AWARDS ASIA 2017.
WOHA is a Singapore-based architecture practice, established in 1994 by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell. The firm is known for its ability to integrate environmental and social elements in its daring projects. An inventive, practical sensibility that we can discover in their new lifestyle brand WOHAbeing featuring four collections of furniture and objects, to be presented for the first time in Paris.
This agency is a wonderful mix of Western and Eastern cultures. Vincent Lim and Elaine Lu met at Cornell University before founding their Hong Kong studio. Their credo: elicit emotional
responses to design.
Light is the subject of predilection for Canadian designer Alex Fitzpatrick, who now lives in Sydney. According to him, it can transform a space, generate emotions and create well-being, as long as one can combine its technical and poetic aspects.
Based in Bangkok, Worapong Manupipatpong and Ada Chirakranont are at once designers, craftsmen, architects and artists. For the M&O PARIS session in September, they introduce CANE, their collection of new-generation wicker.
From the Philippines where he is based, the young sculptor and artist Jinggoy Buensuceso works with metal, a demanding yet gratifying material that he likes to model in airy, organic shapes inspired by nature.
Behind this name, “a place for living” in the Pangcah language (native Taiwan), is hidden an original initiative associating Taiwanese designers and tribal artists who produce contemporary objects.