The Kopitiam chair is a quintessential Singaporean everyday furniture seen in coffeeshops during he days of the past. Its silhouette invokes the strong imagery and distinct values of the old world laidback lifestyle of ‘coffee and kaya toast’.
Albeit the fundamental Singaporean attitude and breakfast habits have not changed significantly, the environment we live in has evolved tremendously. The modernisation and improving ‘quality of life’ in Singapore has altered the landscape and atmosphere around us drastically – at the expense of leaving no trace of our history, culture and heritage.
Keeping the strong archetypal form of the Kopitiam chair, the Fading Kopitiam chair introduces a dramatic and almost calculated fading effect. This conveys the delicate state of this iconic chair in today’s Singaporean context through an expressive yet striking aesthetic.