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Nothing is lost in translation in the metal version of Nehru&Hu's graphic Ming Chair. The Chinese designers Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri originally crafted their spare nod to their culture's decorative past in an ash wood frame (still available). The aluminum version is also rendered with a wood seat, also available at A+R. Made from durable and weather-resistant aluminum, Ming is stackable. Its clean-lines make it versatile in nearly any setting. Use on its own or in tandem with the series of aluminum tables from the Ming Collection they created for Stellar Works.
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.