Spindle bench

by Nathan Yong for Ethnicraft

18.Spindle-bench

18.Spindle-bench

The Spindle collection found its inspiration in the traditional spinning wheel and incorporates perfectly aligned spokes into the backseat. The spindle bench is also available in walnut.

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Nathan Yong graduated in industrial design from Temasek Polytechnic in 1991. He did not begin his career as a designer, instead working in the purchasing and product development departments of various companies in Singapore. Such positions enabled him to travel in India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and a range of other countries seeking manufacturers and craftsmen with a view to developing furniture and accessories for the home. He was also able to discover and acquire various skills and production techniques. Nathan Yong is often described as one of the most successful and influential designers of his generation. Currently based in Singapore, he runs a multidiscriplinary design consultancy practice.

''Even though I couldn't get a furniture-design job, I wanted to immerse myself in a furniture environment,' he explains. 'I'd be always flipping over a chair to check out what the construction was like! I actually learned a lot about furniture construction by doing that, and I learned about the business side by running a retail shop.''