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products profile samson furniture design
By Matt Dougherty
Photos courtesy of Samson Wang

GETTING INKED
Cultural inspirations define a woodworker's craft

Samson Wang credits his eponymous firm's success to his multicultural
approach. Growing up in Beijing, he moved to Canada in 2009 when he was
21 years old to attend Canadore College's aircraft repair and maintenance
program. But a lifelong interest in woodworking imbued in him by his
grandfather, who was a carpenter, eventually steered him toward a career
in furniture design. "I fell in love with wood and was influenced by his work
ethic," Wang says.
In 2015, he resigned from his job fixing planes in Burlington, Ontario, and
four years later, graduated from Sheridan College with a degree in craft and
design. That same year, he started Samson Furniture Design in Mississauga,
Ontario and began crafting pieces that draw inspiration from traditional
Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

"Being a bicultural individual has helped me become a versatile designer," says
Wang. "My perspective on furniture design was formed by my Western education,
though I manifest my Chinese artistic view on contemporary furniture." This is
especially evident in some of his most recent designs. The Yan coffee table, for
instance, directly references a Chinese inkstone used for calligraphy writing, with
a tabletop featuring a wood pattern that mimics the characteristics of ink. "Chinese
culture is so rich and elegant," Wang adds. "My [goal] is to reflect the essence of our
culture on large-scale objects." Similarly, the Ink side table interprets the lily pads
and lotus flowers found in the landscape of Jiangan, China, with a ripple effect on
the surface that evokes how water interacts with a flower stem and a blackened
surface to reflect its namesake.
Though his shop was closed for several months and many of his projects
delayed when COVID-19 hit North America, Wang is now back up and running,
his creative mind at work on commissions, along with a new dining chair he
expects to prototype this year. "I am very good at making stuff with my hands," he
says, "and I am very proud of myself being a maker and a designer." hd
SAMSONFURNITUREDESIGN.COM

Samson Wang with his Rhythmic Serenity lounge
chair, in which the spindles mimic the simple yet
elegant brushstrokes of Chinese calligraphy

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from the editor
behind the design
digital artists
interview: on our radar
spec sheet
process
interview: designer insights
profile: sieger design
products: safer solutions
profile: liqui group
profile: kalon
profile: deborah berke
profile: samson furniture design
profile: studio sunny kim
profile: jakob lange
hd expo
bdny
icff
art
made in america
bedding
wood
outdoor furniture
surfaces
fabrics
bath
lighting
seating
wallcoverings
casegoods + tables
flooring
ad index
back space
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: liqui group
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: deborah berke
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: samson furniture design
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: studio sunny kim
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