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The fiercely in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic house proud who ab­hor the bland­ness of ho­mo­ge­neous min­i­mal­ism can heave a sigh of relief. For prod­uct de­signer Michael Ye­ung rep­re­sents the neme­sis of same­ness. Dra­matic and fu­tur­is­tic, yet combed with el­e­ments of retro, his body of work is a sim­ple evo­lu­tion of cre­ative con­tra­dic­tions. Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the au­to­ma­tion and avi­a­tion in­dus­tries, Ye­ung cre­ates like a sculp­tor us­ing spatial ge­om­e­try and bold fluid forms. His de­signs en­vis­age how the light will hit each piece and re­act with the shad­ows, to cre­ate a strong in­ter­play be­tween shad­ows, light­ing and the phys­i­cal form. The re­sult: an edgy, dark and brood­ing at­mos­phere. The Vor­tex book case ( L188 x W50 x H188 cm), made of shiny steel and glass is char­ac­terised by a frag­mented, geo­met­ric vis­age that as­sumes an al­most fluid form. While it’s dif­fi­cult to as­sess if form fol­lows func­tion or the other way around; fab­u­lous is def­i­nitely a fore­gone con­clu­sion. ( Avail­able in In­dia at The Fur­ni­ture Repub­lic) Price: 7.75 lakh

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