The young designer Ka-Lai Chan has designed an innovative chair “Selfportrait” in her graduation project. In 2009, she established her own design studio.
+ Design statement courtesy of Ka-Lai Chan
“Selfportrait” is a graduation project based on the emotions and suppressed feelings what Ka-Lai has experienced. The chair expresses the designer’s own personality and character.
In the past I have always found myself to be a quiet and introvert person. I suppressed my own emotions and didn’t dare to show my feelings to other people. I was afraid that people would find me weird if I show them the real me. It felt like there was something growing on me what gets bigger and bigger like a tumor.I always tend to hide away my personality, but on the other hand I wanted nothing more but to open up and just be myself.
Young Designer Ka-Lai Chan is a 2009 graduate product designer from the School of Arts in Utrecht. In her designs she uses her own experiences, emotions, fascinations and perceptions as inspiration.