Graphic Designer To Furniture Designer: The Moe Chair

Very often designers depart their usual arena and branch out into new territory. Such as it was for this Singapore-based graphic design firm who decided to look beyond their normal scope of work and delve into the world of furniture. "We're not only interested in printed works that are ephemeral but hope to create works that are long lasting and hopefully outlive us."

That quote, from Kai Yeo of The Bureau, nicely sums up this latest project called the Moe Chair. The Moe Chair is the old-style school chair that used to be found in every Singaporean classroom, a visual touchstone for anyone who has been through the local school system here. The Bureau's 6-piece version on this chair is homage to the old yet has created something entirely new and still very functional. In fact, no sooner had the chairs been designed when new Skyve Elementary Bistro and Bar at Winstedt Road picked them up to use in their new space.

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(Images: The Bureau and InDesign Asia )