Foxhole: inspired by everyday life

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Singaporean designer Nathan Yong is hailed as one of the most influential designers of his time. Twice a Red Dot Award winner, Yong has gained a solid reputation in the industry for his ability to create products that are an expression of effortless sensuality through the use of rigorous engineering research and development processes.


His furniture is developed using a “silent engineering” technique which allows the form to express itself based on technical consideration and graphic scheme. You can experience this precise and thoughtful process in each piece, from the Break chair, to the Flak tables, to the Vader lounge chair and the Foxhole armchair. 

Designed for outdoor as well as indoor environments, Foxhole is based on a geometrical powder-coated steel rod foundation that provides the armchair stability and strength. Its minimal and precise structure perfectly marries the grace and the softness of the shape. Foxhole reflects the desire and the intention of Nathan Yong to create furniture that is inspired by people’s behavior. His pieces are influenced by the way in which people interact with the place they live, work and socialize in. His work emanates from an understanding of how people and design work together in everyday situations.