Salt & Pepper set now in stores
Feb 2015

Puik Art by Ka-Lai Chan - Amsterdam from Puik Art on Vimeo.

NEW selling points Mount FUJI wallet!
nov 2014

Stedelijk museum Amsterdam
GISPEN pop-up Store
Paul Baars Design


Kunsthal Kade

Den Bosch
Winkel van Daan

Galerie Judy Straten


More to come, soon also available close to you! :) Check the list for stockists here:

NEW PRODUCT: Mount Fuji cardholder - Soon in shops
may 2014

We developed special cardholders of leather, which unfolded has the shape of Mount Fuji and with origami it can be transformed to a chic business cardholder. Pictures coming soon.

The Mount Fuji cardholders will also be available for sale in shops and our online webshop. If you are a retailer who is interested in selling this product or a company who wants this as a corporate gift, contact us: We are ready to assist you!

Commercial Radio Alessio Bertallot - May 2014

Our sheLLf designed for KRISTALIA is used for this short commercial.

Looking for intern

We are looking for motivated product design interns. If you are motivated and passionate about design we would love to hear from you!

Click here for more info: INTERNSHIP

The Ordinary Family Collection presented at de Bijenkorf Utrecht

Opening: 3 March 2013 12.00h
De Bijenkorf, St. Jacobsstraat 1a, Utrecht

Our Ordinary Family Collection and In de Knoop lights will be on show and available for sale in de Bijenkorf Utrecht. Other artists are Atelier Remy Veenhuizen, Tanja Smeets, Frans Ottink and more.

The presentation is from 03 - 17 March 2013. More information can be found on the website of Culturele Zondagen or De Bijenkorf.

Photo's of OBJECT Rotterdam 2013

Click on the image to see more photo's.

Have a look at the INTERIEUR BIENNALE fair in Kortrijk - Oct 2012

Gradient belongs to " the Best of INTERIEUR 2012 "

We are happy to announce that our new cabinet Gradient has been nominated by Yatzer to the TOP 50 best Design of INTERIEUR Biennale Kortrijk.

NEW WORK: Gradient cabinet at Interieur Biennale Kortrijk

Date: 20 - 28 Oct 2012
Kortrijk Xpo, Doorniksesteenweg 216
Hall 6 - stand 643

We are very pleased to announce that Galerie Judy Straten will present our new cabinet Gradient at this years Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk. Gradient is a limited edition of three (+ 1 prototype + 1 AP) and available through Galerie Judy Straten. The new work and a selection of other work of us can be found at Kortrijk Xpo, hall 6 stand 643 from 20 - 28 October.

Also in Kortrijk.. SheLLf for KRISTALIA

Date: 20 - 28 Oct 2012

KRISTALIA will present our sheLLf collection, together with new products of Patrick Norguet, Neuland and Bartoli Design. KRISTALIA can be found at Kortrijk Xpo hall 6, stand 633 from 20 - 28 October.

On 2 locations during Dutch Design Week:

SheLLf limited edition at Zona Ventosa - TAC

Vonderweg 1
Eindhoven (opposite psv stadium)

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven we will be on two locations. The first one is in the Temporary Art Centre, also known as Zona Ventosa. The new designers and artist place to be! Our limited edition SheLLf will be presented in the PINK room close to the main entrance.

In de Knoop light will be for sale at the TAC shop and House of Talent for a special price €159

The House of Talent

The second DDW location is located at Lichtstraat 2 in the house of Gallerist Mischa Tydeman. For the third year running, Mischa Tydeman will open her house to the public to exhibit an exciting collection of fresh, young, talented artists at the 11th edition of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Last Sunday (28 Octobre) from 19:00 - 22.00 party!
With: Esther Derkx, Danielle Smits, Marvin Corneille, Frank Willems, Choi Wong, Linda Steenbergen, Mieke Meijer, Alisa Osinga, Kim Welling, Ka-Lai Chan, Charlotte Girod, Rene van Doorn, Roos Holleman and more!

Art Design festival Mikulov Czech Republic
1 - 3 June 2012

Five wooden bears named " Bare Bear ", is a supplemental collection of Ka-Lai Chan’s earlier work: The Ordinary Family.

The bears will be presented in Czech Republic at Design Festival Mikulov from 1 - 3 June 2012 by Galerie Judy Straten. “Bare Bear” is a collector’s item, a reason to collect them all ;)

Design Route 030
18 - 24 May 2012

Van vrijdag 18 mei tot en met donderdag 24 mei staat de binnenstad van Utrecht in het teken van design met o.a. onze In de Knoop lampen. Vanaf € 159. Voor meer info check

Salone del Mobile Milan 2012

Our sheLLf collection limited edition & standard edition will be presented by KRISTALIA from
17 - 22 April at Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (Milan) Italy, Hall 16 Stand D43.

Two Gallery presentations

Gallery Majke Hüsstege
Date: 26 Feb - 7 April 2012
Opening: Sunday 26 Feb, 16.00 h
Location: Verwersstraat 28, Den Bosch, NL

Judy Straten Gallery
Date: 26 Feb - 7 April 2012
Opening: Sunday 26 Feb, 15.00 h
Location: Schoolstraat 7, Horst, NL

NEW WORK: The Ordinary Family at Object Rotterdam 2012

Date: 09 Feb - 12 Feb 2012
Las Palmas LP2
Wilhelminakade 326, Rotterdam

Gallery Judy Straten is pleased to present Ka-Lai Chan’s most recent work titled "The Ordinary Family" (2012) at OBJECT Rotterdam. This furniture collection, currently consisting of five pieces, is a carefully selected and modified group of used furniture and is partly inspired by stories of the designer’s own family or observations of families around her.

The furniture family includes a rocking horse, a coffee-table, a praying chair, a classical side table and the ‘No Sign of Design’ chair; a basic practical chair from nGispen by the influential Dutch designer Richard Hutten.

OBJECT Rotterdam is the fair for contemporary design and will be held during Art Rotterdam. The fair is a platform for the latest limited editions and one-offs from well-known and upcoming designers.

Las Palmas, LP II
Wilheminakade 326
3072 AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Opening hours:
Thursday 09 Feb: 12.00 - 18.00
Friday 10 Feb: 12.00 - 21.00
Sat 11, Sun 12 Feb: 11.00 - 19.00

sheLLf design for Kristalia at IMM Cologne & Maison et Objet 2012

Date IMM: 16 - 22 Oct 2012
Koelnmesse, Hall 11.1 Stand C-030

Date Maison et Objet: 20 - 24 Oct 2012
Paris Nord Villepinte

SheLLf was created in Ka-Lai Chan’s studio as a limited edition design object, which then became a standard product thanks to Kristalia technology. A combination of rectangular units in different sizes, in MDF with lacquer finish, are connected with invisible 45° joints. The visual effect is dynamic and well-structured. The sheLLf collection is being released at IMM in Cologne.

Interview Ka-Lai Chan at KRISTALIA

While Ka-Lai was at Kristalia's headoffice in Italy last November, they also shoot an interview about her work and inspiration. Click on the image to play the video.

Gallery presentation of Selfportrait Chair
Date: 5 November - 18 December 2011

We cordially invite you to the presentation of the Selfportrait Chair at Galerie Helder in The Hague. For the ones who haven't seen the chair in real life... the exhibition is until 18 December 2011.

Galerie Helder/ Projects Art & Living
Tasmanstraat 188
2518 VT Den Haag

Ka-Lai Chan for KRISTALIA

We are happy to announce that we are designing for KRISTALIA, an Italian furniture company. Fom June 2011 Ka-Lai Chan and Kristalia started a collaboration. The first product will be presented at design fairs; Maison et Objet Paris and IMM Cologne in January 2012.

Via Milano New Dutch Design at Woonbeurs Amsterdam RAI

Date: 24 Sept - 2 Oct 2011

SheLLf is selected for the exhibition Via Milano New Dutch Design Edition 11, which will take place at the Woonbeurs Amsterdam. It is one of the largest trade fairs for interiors and design in the Netherlands. As in previous years, Via Milano New Dutch Design presents a selection of inspiring work by designers and companies from, or based in, the Netherlands.

All of these objects were first exhibited in April 2011 at the celebrated design fair in Milan. This year's exhibition features work by Ineke Hans, Aldo Bakker, Edward van Vliet, Ka-Lai Chan and more.

SheLLf collection presented at Maison et Objet Paris 2011

Date: 09 - 13 September 2011
Paris Nord Villepinte, Elizabeth Leriche Trend Exhibition

The SheLLf collection is selected for a Trend exhibition by Elizabeth Leriche at the Maison et Objet fair in Paris this year. Elizabeth is a style consultant, trend watcher and designer. For 10 years, she is part of the observatory of trends in the Maison & Objet. Designers like Richard Hutten, Inga Sempe, Robert Stadler and Maarten Baas were presented at the fair. More info soon..

design/SALON Amsterdam

During the first designSALON/ a selection of designers shown in Milan during the 2011 Salone del Mobile will be exhibtiting directly afterwards in Amsterdam. From April 28 till May 15 daily from 12- 6pm on several locations. SheLLf is presented at Museum Geelvink, Keizersgracht 633 in Amsterdam.

SheLLf presented at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Date: 11 - 17 April 2011

SheLLf will be presented by Judy Straten Gallery at Ventura Lambrate during Salone del Mobile.
Starting from an underdog position in the Milan Design Week, Ventura Lambrate immediately turned into the must-see design district in Milan for the period of the Salone, with a strong selection of 21 of the most interesting exhibitions.

How to find us:

Interview TV

Ka-Lai Chan wordt in de designwereld gezien als een van de meest talentvolle ontwerpers van dit moment. Haar ontwerpen zijn te zien op nationale en internationale design- en woonbeurzen en in tal van magazines en videoclips. Haar bekendste werk is een stoel met de naam Selfportrait. Hiermee stond ze op een beurs in Los Angeles en binnenkort zelfs in Milaan.

To watch the interview, go to 15.26 min:

SheLLf presented at Object Rotterdam

09 Feb - 13 Feb 2011
Booth no. 9, Gallery Judy Straten

Judy Straten is pleased to announce the first gallery presentation of Ka-Lai Chan’s most recent production SheLLf. At this international fair for 'autonomous design, the new work sheLLf (2011-) of Ka-Lai Chan will be unveiled for the very first time. This exclusive shelf will be growing out the walls of the booth, coming out of its shell.

Object Rotterdam is the official side fair of Art Rotterdam and will be held in the Las Palmas building opposite to Art Rotterdam. Object Rotterdam is the international fair for ‘autonomous design’ and the first fair in the world that focuses exclusively on the most current developments within autonomous design. The fair is a platform for the latest designs of unique or limited edition functional objects by international designers. In short: the place where the cutting edge between art and design becomes evident.

Las Palmas, LP II
Wilheminakade 326
3072 AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Opening hours:
Thursday 10 Feb: 12.00 - 18.00
Friday 11 Feb: 12.00 - 21.00
Sat 12, Sun 13 Feb: 11.00 - 19.00

Mentoring from international designer Richard Hutten

Ka-Lai Chan has been selected by Richard Hutten for mentoring.
Organised by cultuur & ondernemen.

In de Knoop light published in de Volkskrant

Ka-Lai Chan had a little interview on the phone two weeks ago, it has been published in de Volkskrant, section Wonen.

Exhibition in OBJCT Gallery, Claremont - California

TECHNORGANIC - Evolutionary Art + Design (22 July - 29 Aug 2010):
Exhibition addressing the faltering dichotomy that is the intersection of art and design, where theory meets spontaneous combustion, where nature and human intervention collide. The exhibition itself will evolve through a series of events or happenings, where new ideas and an organic evolution of interactive experiences will be presented.
Designers include: Karim Rashid, Frank O. Gehry, Ross Lovegrove and other.

The In de Knoop lights and the video of selfportrait chair were presented there.

Ka-Lai has been published in BNO Vormberichten Magazine 04/2010

Opening Museumhuis Kunstpaviljoen - Gespot Talent 2009

Winner T-A-P-E contest, part of Made in Arnhem 24 Oct '09

Jury report: Ka-Lai Chan ('Selfportrait', stoel)
"Je moet het maar durven maken: een zelfportret in de vorm van een stoel. Ka-Lai slaagt er echter wonderwel in om het object veel zeggingskracht mee te geven. De stoel verliest haar vorm door de schijnbaar steeds groter wordende gezwellen, gevuld met binnengehouden emoties. Toch ziet Ka-Lai hoop: goudkleurige stippen als lichtpunten, misschien wel letterlijk punten die licht verspreiden. Is het haar wens om de wereld haar ware 'ik' te tonen? Een bijzonder en intrigerend werk."

Ka-Lai Chan at Dutch Design Week 2009

From 17 October - 25 October 2009, Eindhoven presents the 8th edition of Dutch Design Week, the largest design event in the Netherlands. Ka-Lai Chan will present her Selfportrait chair in Strijp-S, participating the Design Window Route and her work will be for sale in the DDWshop.

Selfportrait chair has been featured on Dezeen, Design-milk and other