Chairs are absolutely covetable, when they look as good as the Hage chair, designed by Puah Kim Sing. The chair was shown at the 2008 Furniture Design Awards (FDA) exhibit, where it received a Young Designer Merit Award.
“The Hage chair is practically unbreakable even though there is tension when one sits on it. It is formed from a single rectangular piece of plywood with the letter H cut out from it. The plywood cut-out is then molded into the Hage chair. Through moulding the plywood, the structure acquires strength that makes it safe for use. Yet, it retains a buoyant effect, similar to that of a spring, when sat on. Natural beauty and strength are key qualities of this molded plywood piece.”
Puah Kim Sing graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Product and Industrial Design. After working in the industry for a few years, he decided to set up his own design consultancy, Dremu Design, with the help of his friend, How Sim.
“My main focus is furniture design but we do domestic product design and graphic design as well.”
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