hong kong-based designer michael young has created a new collection of environmentally friendly products in collaboration with chinese home lifestyle brand ZENS. embodying a mixture of cultures and icons, the collection will be presented during maison et objet in paris in january 2018.

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the collection features tableware and lamps

 

 

for his new collection for ZENS, designer michael young has chosen to use bamboo in order to promote its use, which is still rarely used as a natural material in the western world. the designer believes that by showing its different applications, he can create a great avenue to incorporate it and elevate it to multicultural design.

michael young ZENS collection at maison et objet designboom
attention to fine details are present throughout the whole set

 

 

a tableware collection has also been produced, depicting traditional asian patterns on bone china. characterized by its finesse and elegance, the porcelain set is a great example of transcultural work. while the studio specializes in a lot of technological projects, its interest in evolving cultures remains significant. as materials that have been used for millennia in china, bamboo and iron are now used to make a wide range of furniture with elements of european minimalism. this collection utilizes bamboo for its versatility and natural beauty.

michael young ZENS collection at maison et objet designboom
different bamboo applications are used in order to show the versatility of the material

michael young ZENS collection at maison et objet designboom
clean-designed lamps 

michael young ZENS collection at maison et objet designboom
a porcelain tableware set showcases a cultural mix

michael young ZENS collection at maison et objet designboom
portrait of designer michael young

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