neri & hu's utility collection for stellar works exudes industrial elegance neri & hu's utility collection for stellar works exudes industrial elegance
apr 19, 2016

neri & hu's utility collection for stellar works exudes industrial elegance

neri & hu’s utility collection for stellar works exudes industrial elegance
all images courtesy of stellar works

 

 

 

stellar works and design-duo neri & hu continue with their ongoing collaboration with the ‘utility collection’ and their intricate ‘cabinet of curiosity’. showcased during milan design week, the pieces seen in the ‘utility collection’ is a subtle culmination of industrial aesthetics, with the blend of old and new and emphasized with a palette of refined high-end materials.

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
utility long mirror / the series combines comfort with practicality

 

 

 

established in 2013, stellar works have quickly made a mark within the furniture market with their high-quality craft and blend of asian aesthetics; bridging the gap between old and new, east and west.

 

 

I believe that this bringing together of cultures is what sets us apart, both in terms of the character of our creative output and the strength of our business today. from the beginning, stellar works has benefited from the strategy and dynamism of japanese operations management, the high-end craftsmanship of french furniture making and the technical proficiency of our shanghai production team.’ – yuichiro hori, CEO and founder of stellar works

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
utility round mirrors / solid wood frame, stainless steel brass finish

 

 

 

a range of lounge chairs, sofas, mirrors and sofas is defined by their smooth curves and elegant minimalism; a trademark of neri & hu’s designs. the selection of utility chairs, armchairs and the rest of the collection is defined by their consistent material palette of solid wood and complemented with brass accents and leather upholstery. the result is a set of versatile pieces that can fit seamlessly into any environment, from high-end hospitality to residential projects.

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
‘cabinet of curiosity / W990 x D445 x H1765mm

 

 

 

the combination of classic materials, form and its mysterious presence is the first edition of  ‘a cabinet of curiosity’. the wooden cabinet references scenes from a ceramic factory – before it enters the furnace. the piece is formed with a solid walnut frame, veneer laminate panels with tempered glass and brass detailing.

 

 

‘the furnace represents trials and tribulations we all encounter in life, from which we offer up sweat and tears, pain and pleasure. yet it is through the burning of these sins and secrets that we walk out white as snow. secrets revealed. or secrets concealed. that is up to us.’neri & hu

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
the solid walnut frame rests on a metal trolley

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
utility dining and coffee table / solid wood legs, veneer laminate top, stainless steel brass finish

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
utility sofa / solid wood base, stainless steel brass finish brackets, leather upholstery / w2211 x d963 x h848mm

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02
utility lounge chair / versatile pieces that can fit seamlessly into any environment

stellarworks-neri-hu-utility-collection-milan-design-week-designboom-02

 

 

 

see designboom’s instagram coverage @milan.design.week

 

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    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.

    design news