New Modular Furniture From LIAO

Young Singaporean designer JiaHao LIAO recently debuted a mini-collection of clean, multi-configurational and modular furniture and accessories. Based in Paris, the collection was exhibited during Paris Design Week and TENT London.


Taking a cue from traditional Ming dynasty furniture, 1+1+1 is three pieces of multi-configurational furniture. While it does not necessarily equal three, it consists of a chair, coffee table, and stool that nest together. All have streamlined shapes, modern lines, and were handmade in Paris using solid oak wood.






Lightscape is a desk lamp encouraging the user to create light-inspired landscapes by positioning the light in different ways. Inspired by surrealist paintings that feature geometric objects and the shadows casted, the lamp is meant to remind the user of their childlike creativity. It has three elements that can be arranged and configured in endless ways, and is a mix of wood, iron and stone.





ADAPTable is a multi-use table that can act as a dining table or a coffee table. It’s ideal for small space living, and is a modern day take on the traditional Chinese Mahjong table. It can be transformed by removing the legs of the table and inserting them in a different way to adjust the height, and is secured with magnets and keys. The table is made of beechwood.


Taking after Le Corbusier’s LC2, Modu consists of two modules, a cushion and a coffee table, which can be put on the sofa’s steel frame. Not only a coffee table, it can act as a side table, or even a casual dinner table. The cushions are made with a high-density polyurethane, and the steel structure is powder coated and comes in a bright blue.





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