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In September 2017 WOHA launched their new design brand wohabeing at Maison & Objet Paris.
While wohabeing is a young brand, WOHA have been designing interior objects for over 20 years, in the context of their architectural projects.
wohabeing currently offers seven ranges, of which the Bintan and Ulu Collections feature pieces which evolved from WOHA projects, such as the acclaimed Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia. The Oli, Sampan, Diaspora and Corak Collections feature new designs that were fully developed under the wohabeing brand.
wohabeing works with wonderful collaboration partners, who have excellent social and environmental sustainability credentials as well as superb craftsmanship and skills.
wohabeing collaborates with Wewood of Portugal on the Ulu Indoor and Bintan Collections (furniture and lighting), WonderGlass of London on the Oli Collection (lighting), and fellow Singaporean partners Industry+ on the Ulu Outdoor Collection (outdoor furniture), Luzerne on the Diaspora Collection (tableware), apaiser on the Sampan Collection (bathware) and The Rug Maker on the Corak Collection (rugs).
We seek delight. When people use our objects, they smile and relax. Our designs can be quirky, friendly and happy. We are stylish but not stylists. Our designs can command a room, but are also great in conversation with other pieces. They make a house into a home.
We think about the person that will sit in that chair. What does this person enjoy? How does this chair fit into this person’s life? We think about who makes the chair. What are the maker’s working conditions? How are the employees treated? How skilful are they? We think about the materials that are used. Are they from sustainable, non-toxic, humane sources? Are they robust, of high quality and long-lasting? Are they as beautiful when aged as they are new?
Our pieces reference the cultures we inhabit in our life and in our design practice. They mean something to us, to the makers that use their craft to produce them and they find meaning when they enter a person’s life and become a part of their home.
Our designs possess simplicity, but are not simple. We distil, through the process of drawing and making, a multitude of references, history and connections into a single elegant profile.
We search for a precarious balance – a perfect combination of the imperfect, a tension in the line of beauty. For us, this knife-edge – this tightrope act – is where elegance lies.
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T: +65 6423 4555
F: +65 6423 4666