Oscar Kwong


Steady Chair

2020   /   L:15.5” x W:15” x H:25”
A project in collaboration between ECAL and Flokk.
Intention: Injection Molded Polypropylene
Prototype: Painted Nylon

Steady is a durable lightweight and stackable chair with integrated storage. to adapt to a more dynamic school enironment, steady is easily movable for group or individual activities, yet it maintains the comfort of a more classic school chair. depicted here is scaled for the ages of 8-10

Thematically, steady is about balance. Both light weight and durable. Made of two nesting parts. Suited for the age range of 8-10 still between the cheerfulness of childhood and the desire to grow up. To satisfy these diverging feelings the hope is that the chair with its stool like character is playful and inviting yet the backrest and storage points towards an attitude that is more focused and disciplined. in the result telling of an story that is encouraging of an optimistic and holistic learning environment.



Oscar Kwong is a designer intrigued by the emotional content stored within domestic spaces. Forming a process that examines the poetic spirit that links our transcultural communities, his practice attempts to capture and translate these values though the mindful expression of everyday objects.


At first impression our objects are grounded in function and rationality, there is a humility present in everyday things. In a stoic fashion they commit to their duties and accept their mundane routines. Yet, there is a mindful presence embedded in the ritual quality of these objects. Should we not repay their service with a sense of gratitude and respect. The moment we give ourselves that space, our objects have stories to tell. Within these tales we are give the opportunity to rediscover our relationship with everyday things.