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Kin Wa To

Hong Kong, China

Designer (Interior Design)

Member since May 22, 2007

  • MoCo Submissions

    Communication, Industrial Design

    • Marc Sadler's Phalène by Robots chair will be presented at the next Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The bearing structure is made of 10mm folded and welded iron rod with 5mm folded and electro welded ribbing.

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    Jessika Källeskog's Cut table is a great play on plane. Källeskog uses architectural lines to challenge the traditional function of a table. Set upon the table are pieces from her Kubal glassware collection where the focus is on the contrasts and relationships between negative and positive space. Åsa Agerstam of Beckmans showed a chair and side table made up of various pieces of wood, for an uneven, striped effect, and the Mock & Mimic collection by Atsuko Hamanaka showed how manga can inspire three-dimensional form. As for Samo by Anders Askheim of Under Construction, this is a great example of form over function. The designer's intention is to get the viewer to engage with this chair, knowing full well that the reaction will be one of love or hate. Whatever the case may be, Samo cannot be ignored.

  • ICEHOTEL in Sweden

    Communication, Industrial Design

    • At, "Dutch designers returned again this season to help shape the 2008/9 ICEHOTEL in Sweden."

  • Recycled Office by i29

    Communication, Industrial Design


    I29's latest project, the Recycled Office, was designed for Gummo an Amsterdam advertising agency that was renting a space for only two years. In order to spare the bottom line as well as the environment, i29 advised Gummo to reduce, reuse and recycle. All furniture comes from accessible sources like Marktplaats, the Dutch eBay, second-hand shops and anything left over from the previous office. What unifies the pieces is Hotspray, an environmentally friendly polyurea spray paint. The uncomplicated result is in keeping with the agency's white and grey theme and gives new life to old furniture.

  • Nendo: ghost stories

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    • Oki Sato (Nendo) shows off his works for the first time in New York as part of the "Ghost Stories" exhibition, running from February 27 until March 28 at the Friedman Benda Gallery.

  • Glow textiles

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    • Kathy Schicker's Transformative Textiles at Ponoko Blog, "Her glow textiles are constructed with yarns that glow in the dark, rendering the invisible patterns visible."
  • IMM Cologne 2009: A New Proposal by Pernilla Jansson

    Communication, Industrial Design


    Pernilla Jansson's lighting installation, A New Proposal, is like a huge necklace of light strewn over a beam. Thomas Pedersen originally created his Stingray Rocking Chair as a graduation project when he was at Arhus, but it has been carried by Fredericia for a number of years and is just now being released in a veneer. Supercool by Horst Wittmann and Konstantin Landuris of Hansandfranz is lighting on a telescopic base that wedges into place between floor and ceiling. The light fixture can be angled to suit the need and placed at any height. More traditional in looks is the Lighttable by David Olschewski , which isn't that traditional at all, what with three lamps rooted in an occasional table.

  • Berlin box

    Communication, Communication Design

    • Brendeland & Kristoffersen's Berlin box DesignMai 2005 project at SpaceInvading, a 7 square meter cabin in a box.

  • IMM Cologne 2009: Taplamp by QED

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    The Taplamp by QED Design encourages the user to go ahead and touch the bulb, a usually frowned-upon practice. But the lamp itself is a glass spigot that is the switch and dimmer, directly connected to the bulb. Turn the bulb to switch on or dim the light. At the time, care must be taken, so the user engages more fully in the action of seeking light.

  • interior design show 2009

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    toronto, canada’s largest city will host the 2009 interior design show (IDS09)from february 5-8. the show is the country’s largest design event and is accompanied by a number of offsite exhibitions spread throughout the city. the main show features a collection of emerging and established designers showcasing their work in a variety of ways. this year’s event will feature a number of guests, which includes ben van berkel of UNstudio, french designer christophe delcourt and dutch duo studio job. in addition, there will be a number of local designers showing off their work and presenting. designboom will be attending the main show and offsite exhibits and publishing content in the days to come.

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design