“Icons of Sembawang” designed by Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group, is range of outdoor children rocking furniture inspired by the place the designer grew up.
The 3 pieces of rocking animal first showcased at SingaPlural 2015, 10-15 th March 2015, in conjunction with Singapore Design week. The project started as a collaboration between Little Thoughts Group and Samko Timber. Samko Timber is a Indonesia based company that have been supplying outdoor architecture decking for more than 10 years. In this collaboration, the purpose is to look opportunities pushing boundaries and infuse design value and opportunity to the company status quo.
Inspired by the designer childhood life in “kampong” (farm), in the early 70’s, Singapore was mainly farmland, ponds and plantations. Then, simple pleasures revolved around playing with farm animals & hand-made wooden objects. As Singapore developed in these years, the designer wants to share her piece of memories through fun, delight & crafted elements as an outdoor playground chair to put a smile on the younger generations.
Designer : Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group
The rocking chairs use Heveatech wood, an eco-friendly wood that made from reclaimed plantation grown timber and recycled as demolition wood. Having property of weather resistance, termite resistance, extremely durable and superior dimension stability made it the ideal material for outdoor furniture.
Using simple & purest form, kids is able to capture the subtle essence of the animal form. All 3 animals are constructed using different joining section, patterns, color tones resulting with a interesting wood grain visual effect.
Each wood profile is precisely cut by CNC machine, with high quality finishing and assembly workmanship. The internal is reinforced with steel and weld to spring base to provide robust structure. Handle & foot rest are aluminum, chrome plated. And spring base is powder coated for weather resistance. The designer added a touch of 70’s elements using number plating and wind-up key. The inverted “5” was deliberately imprinted to the dog because the designer used to write number 5 mirror when she was a kids.
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