Michael Young is presenting his first in-house furniture collection with Hong Kong’s leading purveyor of modern design furniture Manks from the 9th of December.
This is a new brand that has evolved from the desire to build a personal platform that can embody a lifetime of creative discovery, blending into an experiential universe. Being Asia centric it is also an attempt to answer current supply chain issues by using locally sourced production.
A key matter in the creation of the collection was the optimisation of sales within China. This involved due diligence to the best standard for current supply chains. All materials employed consider environmental impact by using a low-carbon material derived from renewable sources. In plastics, for example, straw fibre makes up around 30% of the composition.
The collection consists of a number of new pieces, mixed with some older historical designs. The spotlight at this event is the new Sheffield sofa range and a selection of lighting, ceramics, and accessories.
Manks and Michael go back almost 20 years:
“When I first started heading to Hong Kong I was always on the lookout for places to experience design. As it happened Manks showcased both new and old Scandinavian Design which is very close to my heart. It was always a pleasure to go there and drink tea and chat with Susan and Paul about design and life... going there was like visiting a private museum. We had often talked about working together as like-minded spirits with the same tastes and natural friendships"
This has now come full circle with the launch of Michael Young as a brand in Hong Kong looking out to the world.