ABOUT
Ka-Lai Chan (*1985, NL) graduated in 2009 from the Utrecht Academy of the Arts, The Netherlands. As a Dutch Designer of Asian origin, she mixes cultures, materials and forms in an unique signature style. Ka-Lai has her own exclusive furniture and product collection, which has been presented in various galleries, international design fairs and exhibitions in USA, Italy, Germany, France and The Netherlands. She is the founder of Ka-Lai Chan Design, a studio specialized in designing interior products and delivering work for various design labels, hotels, restaurants and other clients.

"Through my creations I want to uncover the hidden value of ordinary objects and material, letting people look at the beauty of things and experience them in a different way, which they normally wouldn't have noticed."

CLIENTS
KRISTALIA | Galerie Judy Straten | Hotel Okura | Van Gogh Museum | INVOTIS | Puik-Art | Hotel Qbic | Restaurant ONS | Sophies Kunstprojecten | Bijenkorf | Hotel STROOM |



EDUCATION
2010 Mentoring by Richard Hutten,NL
2010 Training Pitching, NL
2010 Training 125% Design, NL
2010 Masterclass Community Art Project, NL
2005-2009 HKU, Academy of the arts,
Industrial Design, Utrecht, NL
2008 Internship Tejo Remy & René Veenhuizen, NL

PUBLICATIONS
2012 Spits newspaper, NL
2012 Daily Mail, UK
2012 Interni, IT
2012 Metropolis magazine, New York, USA
2012 Art4d, Thailand
2012 Frame magazine, NL
2012 Dwell Asia, Singapore
2012 Capital living, IT
2012 Ambient magazine, Slovenia
2012 Experimenta magazine, ES
2012 Arcade, DE

2011 DeLUXE, NRC Handelsblad, NL
2011 Wallpaper, NL
2011 Plaza Magazine, Sweden
2011 Modern Decoration, China
2011 Eigen huis & Interieur, NL

2010 Volkskrant, NL
2010 Bergens Nieuwsblad, NL
2010 Grazia magazine, Italy
2010 Palace magazine, France
2010 The Best Design magazine, Ukrain
2010 BNO Vormberichten, NL
2010 Ask magazine, Egypt
2010 Volt-Lighting design magazine, Portugal
2010 Echt magazine, NL
2010 BVD magazine, Israel
2010 Warp magazine, Japan

2009 Wit-magazine, Italy
2009 Casa D, Italy
2009 Nisha magazine, Israel
2009 Tatlin magazine, Russia
2009 Viva, NL
EXHIBITIONS
2013 Bijenkorf Utrecht, NL
2013 Object Rotterdam, NL
2013 Maison et Objet, Paris, FR
2013 IMM Cologne, DE

2012 Biennale Interieur Kortrijk, BE
2012 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2012 A-track design parcours, Antwerp, BE
2012 QR Gallery Amsterdam, NL
2012 Scope Basel, Switzerland
2012 Art Design festival Mikulov, Czech Republic
2012 Design Route 030, NL
2012 Salone del internazionale Mobile, Milan, IT
2012 Galerie Majke Husstege, NL
2012 Galerie Judy Straten, NL
2012 Object Rotterdam, NL
2012 IMM Cologne, DE
2012 Maison et Objet, Paris, FR

2011 Galerie Helder, Den Haag, NL
2011 Macef, Milan, IT
2011 Via Milano - Woonbeurs, Amsterdam, NL
2011 design/SALON, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Ventura Lambrate, Salone del Mobile, Milan, IT
2011 Object Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2011 Solo show, Galerie Judy Straten, Horst, NL

2010 OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, USA
2010 Dutch Design week, Eindhoven, NL
2010 China Festival, Utrecht, NL
2010 Kunstenaarscentrum Bergen, NL
2010 Galerie Intermezzo, Dordrecht, NL
2010 Cinemasia filmfestival, Amsterdam, NL

2009 Galerie Bart, Nijmegen, NL
2009 Creatieve Groote Club, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Gespot Talent 2009, Museumhuis Kunstpaviljoen, Nieuw Roden, NL
2009 Dutch Design week, group: Utrecht Verplettert Jong Talent, Eindhoven, NL
2009 ArtOlive Young Talent 2009, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Dutch Design Double, Utrecht, NL
2009 Graduation show HKU, Utrecht, NL

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2013 Winner Rack Award Artravel
2012 Best of INTERIEUR Kortrijk by Yatzer
2010 Selected Pierre Bergé & Associés, Brussels, BE
2010 Selected ASIA NOW - Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, USA
2010 Woonbeurs 2010 Design Pitch, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Winner T-A-P-E (art contest), Made in
Arnhem, NL
2009 Nominated Art Olive Young Talent Award, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Nominated design Difrax, Bilthoven, NL
2006 IIttala 3rd prize, Utrecht, NL