Stellar Works stands for a renaissance of refined culture and Asian aesthetics. Inspired by the long standing craft and industry of traditional cultures, it represents a commitment to bridging the gap between old and new, east and west – in attitude, form and application.
Stellar Works seeks to reintroduce past collections of classics, alongside culturally -inspired contemporary signatures. It infuses freshness into heritage and grounds innovation with enduring craftsmanship.
In 2012, Stellar Works was established as a way to bring ideas together: East and West, heritage and modernity, craft and industry – bringing the best of the past into the light of the present. Our aim was to inspire a renaissance in Asian aesthetics, taking the forms, styles and motifs that have characterised Japanese design across the centuries and filtering them through the lens of the European tradition to create something new and timeless.
Today, sustainability is fundamental to good design, and responsible material sourcing forms a key chapter in any product’s story. Through transparent sourcing and manufacturing, Stellar Works offers clients an assurance of integrity and a demonstrable commitment to sustainability.
Stellar Works creative direction by Neri&Hu
“Design is an outward manifestation of what we have within us.”
– Rossana Hu
Stellar Works’ creative direction is overseen by the Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Founded in 2004, the design practice is based in Shanghai and London and led by architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. The company’s diverse, multicultural team strives to reinvent classic craft, adding a fresh, contemporary touch to their projects and collaborations all over the world.
Made from stained ash, Rén’s tables and chairs take this distinctly Nordic philosophy and incorporate craft techniques and aesthetic detail from the design traditions of Japan and China, resulting in a collection that, although inspired by a particular place and time, is both international and ageless in its scope.
This durable seating series combines comfort with practicality and a highly sophisticated take on the enduringly popular industrial aesthetic.
Incorporating a range of lounge chairs, barstools and stools, the Utility collection is (as its name suggests) utilitarian in its references, while also featuring a palette of old-world and luxurious materials. The end result is a set of elegant and versatile pieces that fit seamlessly and gracefully into any environment, from high-end hospitality to residential projects.
Alongside influential 1980s seating such as the Cotton Club and ‘smiling’ Alien chairs, the Carlo collection includes Forcolini’s self-supporting bookcase Ran Library, inspired by temple doors in China and Japan.
Risom collection- Jens Risom
The Iconic C140 chair was used in the White House under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration and Johnson was photographed sitting in it signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Highway Beautification Act in 1965.