New Publication to be launched at London Design Festival
New Book Samuel Chan: Design Purity + Craft Principles
Channels is delighted to announce the publication of a new monograph on Samuel Chan, being launched this September during the London Design Festival.
Written by design historians Charlotte and Peter Fiell, it is a comprehensive survey of Samuel’s creative and entrepreneurial endeavours, celebrating his design career and the 20-year history of his studio, Channels.
The book tells the story of Samuel’s early years in Hong Kong, his education in Britain and how he came to furniture design. The Fiells assess the source of Samuel’s philosophy of design purity and craft principles, and how he draws on his heritage to produce furniture that is a synthesis of Eastern aesthetics and Western design ideals.
Richly illustrated with Samuel’s most important designs and projects, including the 15 pieces awarded Design Guild Marks, the book documents what is a unique body of work within contemporary British design. A wonderful chronicle for those who have followed the evolution of Samuel’s design over the years.
Samuel Chan: Design Purity + Craft Principles
By Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Published by Laurence King.
Available from September 2016. Price £30.