The work of award-winning designer/maker Samuel Chan is celebrated in the latest book from Peter and Charlotte Fiell, entitled Samuel Chan: Design Purity and Craft Principles.
Samuel Chan is an award-winning designer and maker who crafts exquisitely-made wooden furniture. Born in Hong Kong and educated in Britain, the designer draws on his heritage to produce work imbued with a unique synthesis of Eastern aesthetics and Western ideals. His work marries form and function, and can be held up as exemplary of best practice in clean, contemporary design.
The publication is a comprehensive survey of Samuel’s creative and entrepreneurial endeavours, celebrating his 25-year career in furniture design and marking 20 years of his studio, Channels.
The book explores the designer’s singular approach to design and manufacture, from first discovering his love of woodwork as a schoolboy new to England, through to opening Channels with a studio-showroom in 1995, and going on to be awarded 12 Design Guild Marks over the course of his career.
“The elegant mix of different cultures is very attractive and makes Samuel’s work desirable and timeless for culturally-engaged clients worldwide”
Authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell comment: “Samuel Chan is one of the leading designer-makers of his generation, who bridges the design worlds of the East and West. Having known Samuel for over 25 years, we are thrilled to now tell the extraordinary and touching story that lies behind his work.”
Casper Vissers, founder of Moooi, adds: “Complex craftsmanship is a challenge Samuel loves to explore on a continuous basis. His creations clearly follow his life – with one foot in Europe and one foot in Asia. The elegant mix of different cultures is very attractive and makes Samuel’s work desirable and timeless for culturally-engaged clients worldwide.”
The book’s publication coincided with the unveiling of the designer’s new collection at designjunction last month.