'outdoor furniture collection' by cilicon faytory
industrial designer cici chen and architect lui honfay of singapore-based design studio cilicon faytory have shown their outdoor collection
for malaysian manufacturer kian at the international furniture fair singapore (IFFS 2012). the set is composed of three series 'pinch', 'fin pots'
and 'nest pots' which include both single and double seaters, planters of various heights as well as benches doubling as flower pots.
the furniture pieces are made from plastic using rotary moulding, a process which melts the polymer inside of a mould, which then starts spinning,
forming the shape as it cools.
'pinch' single seater
855W x 815D x 880H mm (36W x 32D x 35H inches)
outdoor living room furniture collection with 'nest pots'
'fin pot' series
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'nest' series at IFFS 2012
image © designboom
cici chen and lui honfay of cilicon faytory
portrait © designboom
international furniture fair singapore / ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS)
the international furniture fair singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS), began in 1981 and has since come to be regarded
by industry experts as asia's most prestigious furniture trade show. IFFS/AFS provides an effective marketing platform for regional companies to venture into
the global market. as a testimony to the quality of the show, IFFS/AFS is the first asian-based international furniture fair to be accepted as a member of the elite
union des foires internationales, a paris-based international authority on trade fairs. in addition, it is the only furniture trade event in singapore to be awarded
the 'approved international fair' status by the singapore tourism board. IFFS/AFS is set to become even more comprehensive for the furniture players,
with the addition of the inaugural deco asia and hospitality asia developed to expand the scope of the show.