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Ka-Lai Chan

"Through my creations I want to uncover the hidden value of ordinary objects and material, letting people look at the beauty of things and experience them in a different way, which they normally wouldn't have noticed."

 

Ka-Lai Chan graduated in 2009 from Utrecht Academy of the Arts. After graduating she started her own design studio, specializing in interior products. As a young Dutch designer of Asian origin, she mixes cultures, materials and forms in a unique signature style. Chan’s work is inspired by personal experiences, perceptions and the beauty of the unexpected. The contrast between artificial and natural materials is characteristic for objects designed Ka-Lai Chan. Her shapes are often organic, patterned and continuous.

 

EDUCATION
2010             Masterclass Community Art Project, NL
2005-2009     Academy of the arts, Industrial Design, HKU Utrecht

EXHIBITIONS
2011             Woonbeurs, Selected by Via Milano, Amsterdam, NL
2011             Design/SALON, Amsterdam, NL
2011             Ventura Lambrate, Salone del Mobile, Milan, IT
2011             Object Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2011             Solo show, Galerie Judy Straten, Horst, NL
2010             OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, USA
2010             Dutch Design week, Eindhoven, NL
2010             China Festival, Utrecht, NL
2010             Kunstenaarscentrum Bergen, NL
2010             Galerie Intermezzo, Dordrecht, NL
2010             Cinemasia filmfestival, Amsterdam, NL
2009             Galerie Bart, Nijmegen, NL
2009             Creatieve Groote Club, Amsterdam, NL
2009             Gespot Talent 2009, Museumhuis Kunstpaviljoen, Nieuw Roden, NL
2009             Dutch Design week, group: Utrecht Verplettert Jong Talent, Eindhoven, NL
2009             ArtOlive Young Talent 2009, Amsterdam, NL
2009             Dutch Design Double, Utrecht, NL
2009             Graduation show HKU, Utrecht, NL

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2011             Woonbeurs 2011, Via Milano, Best Dutch Design in Milan - Amsterdam, NL

2011             Maison et Objet, trend exhibition by Elizabeth Leriche - Paris, FR

2010             Woonbeurs 2010 Design Pitch - Amsterdam,NL

2010             Selected Pierre Bergé & Associés auctions - Brussels, BE

2010             Selected ASIA NOW - Dwell on Design - Los Angeles, USA

2009             Winner T-A-P-E Art contest, part of Made in Arnhem, NL
2009             Genomineerd + expo ArtOlive Young Talent Award 2009 - Amsterdam. NL

2008             Nominated design for Difrax - Bilthoven, NL
2006             IIttala 3e prijs, Design Contest - Utrecht, NL 

 

PUBLICATIONS
2011             Nrc Handelsblad, Lux magazine, NL

2011             Plaza magazine, Sweden

2011             Few magazine, interview, NL

2011             Wallpaper, NL
2011             Full Color, Succes, TV interview, NL
2011             Eigen huis en interieur, NL

and more.

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