Consisting of five pieces, the collection was inspired in part by Chan’s own family observations as well as observing families around her. It includes a rocking horse, coffee table, side table, praying chair and the No Sign of Design chair — a basic practical chair by the influential Dutch designer Richard Hutten.
According to Chan, the pieces represent a common human family and frozen moments that can be interpreted as points in their personal lives of members of a family. For example, the classical side table (Isabella, above), refers to a young girl’s obsession with external psychical beauty. The spectacle of recycled plastic on the coffee-table melting through the tabletop (Julian, below) was inspired by a parent, who cannot resist the temptation of alcohol and drugs, which “drag” him down into a colorful, almost psychedelic depth. This family is “ordinary” in the sense that we interpret our normalcy as containing flaws and hidden secrets. What family is perfect?
Photos by Jay Tang | VISUAL CREATURE.