cilicon faytory: fairy chairs
cilicon faytory: fairy chairs cilicon faytory: fairy chairs
mar 25, 2010

cilicon faytory: fairy chairs

fairy chair image © designboom

singaporean designers cici chen and lui honfay of cilicon faytory presented their new furniture collection ‘fairy’ chairs at the IFFS singapore furniture fair 2010.

the traditional asian language of this furniture collection has been translated into a clean contemporary style. the application of hand-carved ornaments does not compromise the clean lines.

front view

detail shows the handcarvings image © designboom

‘fairy’ furniture collection image © designboom

fairy table

fairy table

chair image © designboom

front view

image © designboom

detail image © designboom

image © designboom

cici chen and lui honfay of cilicon faytory image © designboom


    MONIQUE says:
  • guys, I think nigel coates just copied your work,check the post on dezeen

    lol says:
  • nigel coates stuff is crab

    Jean says:
  • I like the way how it relates to handicraft and that it is still a very oriental style

    kp says:
  • I was at their exhibition booth. I was very impressed with the detailing of the chair. While there is a modernity of the form, there are hints of craftsmanship that catches the eye in a subtle and pleasant way.

    Good job! 🙂

    Darren says:
  • Moooi did a chair – Carved chair 2 years back.

    JL says:
  • Too many jealous people commenting.
    [url=] The moooi chair [/url] is a carved chair.
    That is the only thing in common.

    KAREN says:
  • This is a mix between asian tradition an european elegance. It’s something that cant be done in america because of the cost of hand fabrication. Gaving a edge on production to asian product. BUT, aesteticaly it’s a bit poor. Nothing new in the lines. And to romantic for me. Is that new art deco?!

    Poetti says:
  • hope the spelling mistakes on the names are intentional…looking a bit wannabe.

    V says:
  • i know these 2 guys personally and they are creative.

    GAVIN WOO says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(17 articles)


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
502,534 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample