Pana Objects is a group of young product designers based in Bangkok, Thailand. They are a group of friends who share a same love of wood with an aim to create great quality, functional and playful wooden products. Their products are full of character, lovable and give a warm feeling for the house they’re going to live in. They just launched their product into the market about six months ago.
Vito Selma is a talented furniture designer from Cebu, Philippines. He has a very unique and spectacular style. The rhythm of the structure, and the dynamic of the form, make his furniture amazingly beautiful yet still very functional. No doubt he is among the top young designers in Asia.
HeeChan Kim is a talented young artist. We went to the same graduate program at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. His amazing wood sculptures are simply made from a strip of wood and copper wire. I first saw his process when we were in school, which is very straightforward with no complicated tools or machine involved. He simply cuts the strip and creates a form by putting them together with a copper wire.
I am a furniture designer based in Bangkok, Thailand, currently studying in a graduate program in woodworking and furniture design at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. XYLO is a table made from white oak, and the concept of XYLO comes from my interest in the idea of repetition by using multiple similar parta in creating a progression for structure and form. It is still practical as furniture.
I met Christine Wu personally last summer in Copenhagen, Denmark. We took a Scandinavian Furniture class together and we’ve been friends ever since. She just graduated from her BFA Design degree in Austin, Texas, and now she’s a furniture maker and designer in New York City. She is still pretty new to the furniture-marking world, but her skill is exquisite. This Mesquite chair has a beautiful live edge which goes along well with the whole design. The chair is very crisp and functional.