Mark Tan

With the artist's state of mind, I look at the craft of furniture making as an extension of myself. I design and make work in our society that is overcrowded with mass produced objects. My goal is to design products that are understandable and long lasting while being thorough down to the last detail.

The work I produce has to satisfy not only function, but also aesthetics. My processes yield handmade, functional furniture that incorporates wood, metal, and plastics. Each piece of wood has different inconsistencies, which make each object unique and present a natural beauty.

My ambition is to create work that has a certain energy that can bring joy to those who appreciate it as I strive to reach simplicity, form and function.

Working with primarily domestic woods, the objects I create include unusual shapes that feed unusual thoughts.