after debuting his first collection for EOQ at milan design week 2013, michael young continues his collaboration with the hong kong furniture brand with the release of the ‘yi’ chair which draws its formal references from the designs of hans wegner.

the ‘yi’ chair is available in a number of finishes




I have always adored the work of hans wegner, the lines he created through his deep understanding of the characteristics of wood, bending and shaping, cannot really be surpassed. this was really my main source of inspiration in attempting to work in a material other than plastic, metal or upholstery. we found a great factory with skilled japanese craftsmen and technicians in asia and thus ‘yi’ chair started to take shape. by using ash wood it allowed us to create the deep backrest that flows into the front legs so cleanly. the ergonomics of the chair were of course a key factor in creating this form for casual dining.‘ – michael young

the chair draws its formal references from the design sensibilities of hans wegner




the ‘yi’ chair has been conceived so that it can be stacked for shipping, with the seat removed, and will be available in a variety of stained finishes. being presented at maison & objet 2014 from january 24-28th, it will be complemented by a dining table.