Authentics presents a new versatile and poetic product by Gabriel Tan. Three distinctive forms shaped from wood with a heavy base in granite convince with their formal beauty and craftsmanship.
The turned door stops with their soft sculptural forms are a characteristic, Shaker inspired product. The harmonic wood objects can also be used as paper weights or book ends.
Design Within Reach
We designed three product collections for Design Within Reach with simplicity, functionality and proportional harmony at their core.
Gabriel Tan Studio is a design practice working at cultural intersections. Constantly exploring new ways to work across disciplines, reinterpret tradition, craft or technology, the studio has designed furniture and products for Blå Station, Menu, Design Within Reach, The Conran Shop, Ishinomaki Lab, Lemnos Clocks, Authentics and Abstracta. Gabriel Tan is also the creative director of Turn handles, Japanese furniture brand Ariake and Portuguese craft brand Origin.
His works have won the Industrial Designers Society of America's IDEA Award, Japan Good Design Award, the President's Design Award and been exhibited at design fairs globally. Aside from his design work, he has guest lectured at Lasalle College of the Arts, National University of Singapore, University of Oregon, Pratt Institute, and also served as a jury member at the Cannes Lions Festival and Core77 Design Awards.