Kai
Daniel Lau Thursday 14 Aug 2014

Recent Furniture & Product Design graduate Daniel Lau is already showing promising talent on a commercial scale, having designed and launched a product whilst still being at University.

Kai was Lau's final year project, a stackable, metal, wire-frame chair that is both modern and highly functional. Exploring tubular and wire manufacture techniques, the young designer wanted to create a product that could appeal to both domestic and contract markets and has successfully done so, whilst maintaining a strong sculptural aesthetic.

It can be powder coated in a wide range of bright colours, chromed or clear lacquered to increase durability, one of the many design elements that allow the chair to blend into any environment. The frames are formed using a CNC wire bending machine, with the individual slats welded together by skilled technicians all located in Britain.

Every detail and line was considered and perfected during the chair's creation. The subtle flare of the front legs enables elegant and secure stacking, whilst gradient spacing between bars provides optimal support and comfort for the user. The chairs are lightweight, easily stored away and can be used indoors and outdoors, with clear appeal for a wide range of users.

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Daniel Lau

Creative, energetic, pro-active and with an eye for detail. 2014 Graduate from Nottingham Trent University with a first class degree, studying BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design.