Adam Wong is currently a freelance designer. He studied Contemporary Furniture Design at Buckinghamshire New University and graduated summer 2012. During his degree he worked with companyies such as SCP, Ercol, Suck UK, KRD, Dwell, National Trust and Isokon. Design has been around him all his life, with the influence of his father being an interior designer and his love for art and design from a young age. His ethos is to design objects not for the sake of just designing or money, but to design something with emotional value. It is the relationship between people and objects that fascinates him and drives his designs. When designing he creates initial drawings of his design or concept, then generate CAD drawings using Rhinoceros 4.0, this allows him to create accurate models or prototypes of his work.
The X-Chair is a modern and unique piece of seating design. It is geared towards the concept of showcasing solid timber frame work, as the conventional chair involves a lot of hiding of structural design, making the piece an honest design with value, beauty and function in mind. The Fusion of materials makes the concept of the piece possible. The seat and back are manufactured out of cast acrylic, which compliments the hardwood framework (sycamore or walnut). The design is influenced by the notorious Eames chairs. The concept of mixing materials and the organic shapes of the seat and back are highlighted in the X-Chair.
The Basket 123 is a range of products that consists of a side table, stall and a coffee table. The pieces were generated through a brief with SCP. The project required us to produce a small piece of furniture that would fit into the company’s range of furniture. The piece must have a distinctive character as well as being able to be a unique and stand-alone piece. The pieces are manufactured using ash hardwood. As we all know the thin 9mm dowels are weak, but with a little bit of intelligent engineering, using triangulation, the structure is surprisingly and extremely strong, at the same time it creates a wonderful basket effect. The Initial design was the Basket 1 (side table), naturally the development of the design occurred; Basket 2 (stall) and Basket 3 (coffee table) emerged from it, thus creating the range “Basket 123”.