You have to respect a master craftsman
(winning one prestigious award after the other)
who names one of his brilliant collections
for his high school woodworking teacher.
Mr. Knock bookcase
Samuel Chan’s MR. KNOCK collection
honors the teacher who encouraged him
to pursue a career in the craft after
Chan (at age 15) built a rocking chair
for his grandmother.
Forget the ongoing accolades and beautiful
new monograph honoring this British furniture designer
with the immaculate making skills…what a fine human
this is who built a chair for grandma to rock in.
(Now that is design purity!)
Samuel Chan has been awarded many honors for his work,
including 12 DGMS
(Design Guild Mark) which rewards the work
of the finest furniture designers working in Britain.
DGM 148 awarded to Magnus chair
DGM 147 awarded to Column bookcase series
DGM 128 awarded to Kerning cabinet series
DGM 127 awarded to Kerning bookcase series
DGM 79 awarded to Finnieston console
DGM 78 awarded to Finnieston bookcase
DGM 37 awarded to Gillespie side table
DGM 18 awarded to Motley pallet drawer system
DGM 17 awarded to Motley baton chair
DGM 14 awarded to Motley dining table
DGM 13 awarded to Motley drums
DGM 12 awarded to Motley bookcase
Below is Chan’s new book I referenced earlier,
and its authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell
have followed his work since he was an undergraduate.
If you honor furniture design,
you will be delighted with
Samuel Chan: Design Purity and Craft Principles.
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Does Samuel Chan’s work ignite your imagination, or what?
Peace to you right where you are.