Michael Young was born in 1966 in Sunderland, a small industrial city in the North-East of England, and over the last 20 years has established himself as one of the leading international figures in his field.
Since forming his studio, revered retailers and institutions such as The Conran Shop and the Pompidou Museum quickly began demanding his work. He became known in the industry as a sophisticated minimalist acclaimed for his elegant, pared-down aesthetic design.
After nearly a decade working across the U.K. and Iceland, Michael was enticed to Asia by his passion for pioneering technology, and in 2006 set up a studio in Hong Kong. Today the Michael Young Studio is considered to be one of the most exciting and formidable design companies operating in Asia, responsible for designing icons for its clients that last a lifetime, have won awards and are presented in museums globally.
Michael Young continues to push the boundaries of experimental design. The studio specializes in creating modern design through exploring the endless possibilities Asia’s technological ingenuity provides. The result is work that transcends design by harnessing some of the highest and most innovative manufacturing skills to create Industrial Art.
Michael Young collaborated with the Coalesse Design Group to create the LessThanFive Chair available through Coalesse.
In designing a counterpart to the beloved LessThanFive chairs, Michael Young and the Coalesse Design Group
reunited to take a form and material into surprising new territory.
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