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Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu photographed by Andrew Rowat

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Frame Sofa, Structure Table, Capo Dining Chair, and Duet Chair by Neri&Hu

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Solo Round Table, Solo Dining Chair, and Lattice light by Neri&Hu

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Capo Bed, Capo Lounge Armchair, Trio Side Tables and Extend Mirror by Neri&Hu

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Frame Sofa, Trio Round Coffee Table with marble top, Trio Side Table, and Trunk Low Cabinet by Neri&Hu

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Frame Bed, Trio Console Table, Trio Side Table with brass top and with copper top, Zhuzi table, and Commune Bench and Stool, all by Neri&Hu

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Shaker Dining Table, Shaker Dining Chair, Trunk Tall Cabinet, and Commune Stool by Neri&Hu

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Vanke Model Room. Photo by Shen Zhonghai.

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The Feast Yan Restaurant. Photo by Derryck Menere.

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Mercato. Photo by Shen Zhonghai.

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Rethinking the Split House, Photo by Pedro Pegenaute.

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Pollen Street Social by Jason Atherton in London. Photo by Pedro Pegenaute.

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Mercato. Photo by Shen Zhonghai

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The Solo Desk features a thickened desktop that accommodates the three drawers within, while curved edges soften and lighten the volumetric solid. Underneath the desk, on either side, a bar made from brass and timber is suspended below to hang various accessories, including a leather-lined wooden tray that stores and collects your precious objects.

Expanding upon the notions of domesticity that were at the core of the design of the original Solo Chair, this solid wood cabinet has an upright rectilinear form with thoughtful detailing including machined brass handles. Internal shelving optimises organisation.

Expanding upon the notions of domesticity that were at the core of the design of the original Solo Chair, this glass vitrine features curved glass and rounded ends that can integrate harmoniously with other furniture pieces. With large areas of clear glass and even clear glass as shelves, the objects to be displayed within are the main visual highlight, while the narrow wooden profiles and legs are just a simple armature.

This small table was conceived as a highly flexible and portable object, something that can be moved around effortlessly and used in different situations—as a small work desk by the sofa or as a side table for a lounge chair. The lightweight brass frame supports a wooden top and extends upwards to form a handle.

The Solo Bed takes the molded shell form of the original Solo Chair and extends both its width and its length. The gently sloping ergonomic curvature wraps around the head area for a sense of protection and comfort. The wooden legs echo the tilt of the chair’s legs so that the bed platform and headboard sit gently atop.

The Solo Bed takes the molded shell form of the original Solo Chair and extends both its width and its length. The gently sloping ergonomic curvature wraps around the head area for a sense of protection and comfort. The wooden legs echo the tilt of the chair’s legs so that the bed platform and headboard sit gently atop.

Sofa Eight is a continuation of Neri&Hu's exploration of an expressive tectonic language. The main supporting element of the sofa is a traditional wood joinery assemblage of stacking members in the X, Y, and Z-axes, pinned together to form a structural base. The cushioned seating utilises memory foam for comfort while maintaining clean, firm lines. Playing with the notion of modularity, variations on the structure allow for add-ons, such as a side table.

Solo Table is a solid wood dining table with purity of form and material. Designed by neri&hu and manufactured by De La Espada for the neri&hu brand.

The Capo series was initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing. The chair series also takes on those qualities of heritage, where the simple and modern form is enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

The Capo series was initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing. The chair series also takes on those qualities of heritage, where the simple and modern form is enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

The Capo series was initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing. The chair series also takes on those qualities of heritage, where the simple and modern form is enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

The Capo series was initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing. The chair series also takes on those qualities of heritage, where the simple and modern form is enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

The Capo Bed is an extension of the Capo series, its simple and modern form enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

Capo began as a series of seating, initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

The Capo Bed is an extension of the Capo series, its simple and modern form enriched with tailoring details that evoke old-world sensibilities.

Capo began as a series of seating, initially designed for the Italian restaurant Capo in Shanghai, where the interior design concept was based on a basilica and possessed an old world charm of masonry enclosure appointed with handsomely crafted detailing.

The Capo is a well-balanced equilibrium between sophistication and utility, between classic and contemporary aesthetic.

Drape Desk provides visual expression through thoughtful design: the tabletop is articulated as a “drape” that falls over the table legs, lending a sense of continuity to the silhouette. Two drawers tucked underneath run the length of the table. On the back, a flip down door reveals cable management.

The Commune Series is a visual expression of a communal spirit, with multiple legs working together in support. Originally designed for the Das Haus exhibition at the 2015 Cologne Fair, the series was part of Neri&Hu’s vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.

The Commune Series is a visual expression of a communal spirit, with multiple legs working together in support. Originally designed for the Das Haus exhibition at the 2015 Cologne Fair, the series was part of Neri&Hu’s vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.

Commune Bench is a visual expression of a communal spirit, with multiple legs working together in support. Originally designed for the Das Haus exhibition at the 2015 Cologne Fair, the bench was part of Neri&Hu's vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.

Commune Stool is a visual expression of a communal spirit, with multiple legs working together in support. Originally designed for the Das Haus exhibition at the 2015 Cologne Fair, the stool was part of Neri&Hu's vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, and decorative feature. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details. 

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, and decorative feature. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details.

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, and decorative feature. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details.

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, and decorative feature. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details.

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, decorative feature, and even practical support for accessories including trays. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details.

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, decorative feature, and even practical support for accessories including trays. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details.

The Frame series explores the architectural concept of tectonics, celebrating the art of construction. It was developed with the objective to create a single frame that could serve all the needs of the product such as a base, legs, decorative feature, and even practical support for accessories including trays. Made from solid wood, the frame’s appearance reveals clearly how it is constructed through the visible joinery details.

This beautifully detailed solid brass tray was designed to attach to the wooden frame of the Frame Sofa, for added flexibility.

Shaker is a dining table inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. A round tabletop in solid wood or white Carrara marble rests upon a timber leg frame that recalls that of a refectory table. 

Shaker is a dining table inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. The leg frame recalls that of a refectory table, and includes a brushed brass detail on the cross beam. 

Shaker is a dining table inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. The leg frame recalls that of a refectory table, and includes a brushed brass detail on the cross beam. 

Shaker Series is inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. Shaker Back Cushion has careful detailing, attaching to the backrest of Shaker seating with belting leather straps and brass buckles.

Shaker Bench is inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. Available with or without an upholstered seat. Optional back cushions also available. 

Shaker is a dining chair inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. The ladder back allows the chair to be hung on the wall, as the Shakers would have done. The seat is upholstered for extra comfort. Optional back cushion also available. 

Shaker is a dining chair, inspired by the simple, honest and utilitarian approach of the movement after which it is named. The ladder back allows the chair to be hung on the wall, as the Shakers would have done. 

Structure Table has a substantial rectilinear form with beautiful detailing.

Lianou Stool is an abstracted representation of an auspicious symbol commonly found in Chinese domestic spaces: lotus root (lian ou), extracted from typical portrayals and adjusted in scale. Sized for versatility, Lianou can also be used as an occasional or end table. 

Zhuzi Table is an abstracted representation of an auspicious symbol commonly found in Chinese domestic spaces: bamboo (zhu zi), extracted from typical portrayals and adjusted in scale. Sized for versatility, Zhuzi can also be used as an occasional or end table. 

Lattice is a light with a form inspired by the lattice work found on traditional Chinese screens. neri&hu took a section of a traditional pattern, altered its scale and reinterpreted its form in solid brass with hand-blown coloured glass globes. 

Trunk Cabinets carry echos of ancient China, when a bride and groom would be given trunks as gifts at their wedding, and bring these trunks, full of personal items, into their new home. 

Trunk Cabinets carry echos of ancient China, when a bride and groom would be given trunks as gifts at their wedding, and bring these trunks, full of personal items, into their new home. Trunk Low Cabinet is a utilitarian design in stunning, luxurious materials. It has three internal compartments, each with a shelf which can be adjusted to three possible heights. One removable solid wood storage box increases storage possibilities.

Inspired by Opium beds which have been in China since the Tang Dynasty, Platform is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings with its generous solid wood frame offering space for cups of tea and books. Storage compartments include a solid brass drawer and a timber compartment beneath a fold out mirror.

Inspired by Opium beds which have been in China since the Tang Dynasty, Platform is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings with its generous solid wood frame offering space for cups of tea and books. Storage compartments include a solid brass drawer and a timber compartment beneath a fold out mirror.

In the past, common bamboo ladders were used as household objects inside and outside country homes in China, functioning as an ever-ready stand for hanging a wide variety of things from tools and cloths to dried food. As a tribute to this utilitarian household symbol, neri&hu used three different ladder proportions to make a set of solid hardwood frames for floor standing mirrors. They lean on the floor in a casual manner, as ladders do, and can be used alone or as an interesting ensemble of many ladders with varying heights on the wall.

Trays function as a surface container for collectables, and this multi-tasking desk/vanity table was designed as two stacking trays on a light wooden frame. Contemporary lifestyles demand furniture to be more mobile and flexible, servicing multiple functions, while remaining lightweight for easy transport. This piece responds to that need, using the analogy of trays on trestles as a point of departure.

Opium beds for communal lounging have been in China since the Tang Dynasty. Neri&Hu took this historic typology and updated it to create Platform, a contemporary sofa with a simple profile. Deep arms form two useful shelves, as well as side tables for books or a cup of tea.

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. The tabletop is stunning in a choice of brass or copper. 

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. The tabletop is stunning in white marble. 

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. 

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble.

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble.

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. 

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. 

Duet is named for the two flowing lines of timber that form the overall shape of the chair. Originally created as a variation on the classic Thonet bent-wood tradition, the Duet Chair is actually made from a series of carved wood components, joined with mortise and tenon, creating the appearance of continuous curves, while the visible join lines and beautiful grain patterns reveal the chair’s construction.

Duet is named for the two flowing lines of timber that form the overall shape of the chair. Originally created as a variation on the classic Thonet bent-wood tradition, the Duet Chair is actually made from a series of carved wood components, joined with mortise and tenon, creating the appearance of continuous curves, while the visible join lines and beautiful grain patterns reveal the chair’s construction. 

Solo Table is a solid wood dining table with purity of form and material.

Solo Table is a solid wood dining table with purity of form and material. 

Solo Ottoman is the perfect complement to the Solo Lounge Chair, allowing for optimum repose. 

Inspired by the Eames Shell Chair, the Solo Chair is an updated version that transforms the early industrial look of the Eames iconic chair into a sophisticated, comfortable chair that is suitable both in domestic and commercial settings. Solo chair has an upholstered shell that hugs the sitting body to create a microcosmic universe for the person, becoming an object of shelter and refuge, where the person can be “solo” and undisturbed while being hugged in this position. 

Sophisticated and comfortable, Solo Bench works equally well on its own, or as a footstool for Solo Sofa. 

The Solo Sofa is a sophisticated design with an upholstered shell set upon solid wood legs.

Inspired by the Eames Shell Chair, the Solo Bar Stool is an updated version that transforms the early industrial look of the Eames iconic chair into a sophisticated, comfortable bar stool that is suitable both in domestic and commercial settings. Solo Bar Stool has an upholstered shell that hugs the sitting body to create a microcosmic universe for the person, becoming an object of shelter and refuge, where the person can be “solo” and undisturbed while being hugged in this position.

Inspired by the Eames Shell Chair, the Solo Bar Stool is an updated version that transforms the early industrial look of the Eames iconic chair into a sophisticated, comfortable bar stool that is suitable both in domestic and commercial settings. Solo Bar Stool has an upholstered shell that hugs the sitting body to create a microcosmic universe for the person, becoming an object of shelter and refuge, where the person can be “solo” and undisturbed while being hugged in this position.

Inspired by the Eames Shell Chair, the Solo Chair is an updated version that transforms the early industrial look of the Eames iconic chair into a sophisticated, comfortable chair that is suitable both in domestic and commercial settings. Solo  chair has an upholstered shell that hugs the sitting body to create a microcosmic universe for the person, becoming an object of shelter and refuge, where the person can be “solo” and undisturbed while being hugged in this position.

Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, is an inter-disciplinary award-winning architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Founded by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services.

Neri&Hu’s own product line, 'neri&hu', represents a different aesthetic that is rooted in cultural provocation. With an intention to question the potential in “Chinese design”, neri&hu seeks to alternatives to the normative. neri&hu is the reinterpretation of the beauty in the raw material, changing perceptions through what is revealed, examining history and its path, or capturing an ordinary scene in a snapshot.

We’re designing it in China and having it made in Portugal. Why? Because it’s really just the best craft we’ve seen so far. What we’re saying is that China needs to step out there and show the world that we can also design and create,” Neri&Hu.

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