Ming revisits the historic decorative arts of China, mixing ornamental motifs with modern Western functionality.
Drawing on the past to inspire the present, Ming revisits the historic decorative arts of China to create a crisp and contemporary furniture style. Chinese design duo Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri have looked to their Asian heritage, mixing ornamental motifs with modern Western functionality. The result is a series of intricate wooden stacking chairs and aluminium tables that work effectively as solo pieces as well as a family grouping.
Stellar Works’ creative direction is overseen by the Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Founded in 2004, the design practice is based in Shanghai and London and led by architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. The company’s diverse, multicultural team strives to reinvent classic craft, adding a fresh, contemporary touch to their projects and collaborations all over the world.
Neri&Hu’s interdisciplinary approach to architecture and interior, graphic and product design is rooted in context, never formulaic or conventional, and built around a commitment to creating forms with meaning. The studio’s work has earned a host of awards internationally, including placement on Architectural Record’s ‘Design Vanguard’ in 2009, Architectural Review’s Award for Emerging Architecture in 2010, induction into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2013, and the title of Wallpaper* Designer of the Year 2014.