Poetic Lab

Poetic Lab is a London-based studio founded in 2013 by Taiwanese designer Hanhsi Chen after he graduated from Royal College of Art in London. The studio shares a design vision that design is silent poetry composed by the mind and matters.

The studio was awarded Design Report Award in 2013 during Salone del Mobile, while Salone Satellite Award granted them the 3rd prize. ELLE decoration china chose Poetic Lab as young design talent of the year in 2013, and in 2015 they were awarded Rising Asian Talent by Maison & Objet.

In 2014 the studio curated their own design label “Beyond Object” with the belief that daily objects can be crafted as functional sculptures.


2013 Elle Deco International Design Award Chinese Edition– Young Designer Talent of The Year 2014

2013 Design Report Award 2013, Ripple - Winner (1st Prize)

2013 Salone Satellite Award 2013, Ripple - 3rd Prize

2009 Reddot Concept Award, Ruler Pen - Honourable Recognition

2008 Reddot Concept Award, Have a Lovely baby - Honourable Recognition 

2008 iF Concept Award 2008, Switch-Socket - Honourable Recognition



2013 Lightopia - Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

2013 Beyond Object – Designjunction, London Design Week, London, UK

2013 Illumination - Maison&Objet, Curated by Elizabeth Leriche, Paris, France

2013 Beyond Object - Salone Satellite, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy

2012 Bronze China - Porto Cervo 2012, Gallery FUMI, Sardinia, Italy

2012 PhotoGraphy - Polifemo Photography Associatio, Salone del Mobile 2012, Milan, Italy

2011 PhotoGraphy Film in POWER OF MAKING, V&A Museum, London, UK

2011 RCAintent, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy



2013 Ripple - Vitra Design Museum collection

2013 Shadow Clock- Vitra Design Museum collection