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We write poetry with objects


Poetic Lab is a full-service design studio base in London that creates brand & product strategies, delivers product designs and production solutions to clients with a fresh perspective. 

The 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.  Their work have been published by internationally renowned press like Wallpaper* Magazine, The Telegraph, FRAME, Monocle, ELLE Decor, ICON, DAMn etc…

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


Our Service



Furniture   Lighting   Product   Packaging Design    Exhibition Design    Design Installation    Art Direction    Product Production Consulting


Art Direction

We believe there is a core value for each and every brand. We discover the true value, polish it and present it in a sophisticated fashion. We communicate value and identity through space, visual, design and storytelling.

Design Service

Our design service includes product, furniture, lighting, spatial design and design installation.  We create products not only meet the demands of the market but also carry meaningful message and story.

Production Consulting

Our office in Taipei extends the design process beyond the prototype scope. With direct connections to manufacturing facilities, we can deliver a design proposal which is ready to be produced.                                        


Our Team



Hanhsi Chen  /  Design Director

Tommaso Nocentini  /  Senior Designer









2016 Wallpaper* Handmade -  Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy

2016 Local Icons - MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy

2015 Matter of Stuff - The Hospital Club Gallery, LDF, London, UK

2015 Telling Time - MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland 

2015 Beyond Gravity - Designjunction, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Ital

2015 Rising Design Talents - Maison & Objet Asia, Singapore

2014 Useful + Beautiful: contemporary design for the home Geffrye Museum - London, UK 

2014 Ripple Room - Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Ital

2014 Bamboo Forest - Salone Satellite, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Ital

2014 DESIDERABILIA - In Residence, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Ital

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

2013 O'clock:time design - Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts

2011 RCAintent, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy



2016  Taiwan Creative EXPO, Cultural & Creative Winner 2016 

2015  La Vie Annual Award, Annual Top 10 Brands 

2015  Maison et Objet Award, Rising Asian Talent 

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

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

2013 Salone Satellite Award 2013, Ripple - 3rd Prize



2013 Ripple - Vitra Design Museum collection

2013 Shadow Clock- Vitra Design Museum collection