WOHAbeing pavilion - image © Marek Swoboda

Paris, September, 2017— Singapore-based WOHA Architects debuted their new design brand WOHAbeing at Maison&Objet Paris 8-12 September 2017, showing six collections with a total of 39 items including furniture, lighting, rugs, table- and bathware.

The six collections were designed by Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell and developed with WOHAbeing’s five partners—apaiser, Industry+, Luzerne, The Rug Maker and WonderGlass. They are named Ulu, Bintan, Sampan, Corak, Diaspora and Oli and were inspired by places and cultures that carry meaning for WOHA. Each collection has a distinct personality and style and encompasses different combinations of objects.

The WOHAbeing MAISON&OBJET pavilion featured the world’s first façade to use a plane-filling curve panel system. The fractal geometry—”the beanstalk”— uses a single double-sided panel which creates a single continuous directional winding stem. The path on the reverse follows a completely different route to the one on the front.