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Michael Young Home displays innovative and renowned works at Design Shanghai 2024
The Michael Young Home display at Design Shanghai 2024
Image: Courtesy of Michael Young Home

Michael Young Home displays innovative and renowned works at Design Shanghai 2024

The furniture, lighting and accessories brand unveiled its new Sheffield collection and relaunched its iconic Sticklight at the design event.

by Michael Young
Published on : Jul 03, 2024

Design Shanghai is one of the world’s most prestigious and premier international design events in Asia. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. The event took place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from June 19 - 22, 2024, to explore how Eastern and Western design philosophies worked together. The design fair featured bespoke installations, an inspirational design forum and exciting networking events.

As part of the industrial designer's Michael Young Home collection, British designer Michael Young showcased the studio's latest projects, the Sheffield collection and the relaunch of the iconic Sticklight at Design Shanghai 2024. The Sheffield collection was designed to reference classic upholstery techniques and move them forward for a new generation. The chair designs are available in 1, 2.5, or 3-seater sizes, featuring softer forms and comfortable geometries, offered in a range of fabrics and leathers.

One of the highlights was the KEF LS60 Wireless Speakers, a category-defining wireless audio system crafted by KEF. It introduced its first wireless floor-standing system, known for seamless, connected, high-fidelity audio. Designed by Michael Young, these all-in-one speaker systems represented innovative technology and class-defining performance. With a contemporary sleek aesthetic, the KEF LS60 Wireless Speakers delivered impressively powerful, rich and full-bodied sound.

Originally manufactured in the United Kingdom, the Sticklight was produced in rotationally moulded polyethylene with a fluorescent stick light tube. It gained cultural significance during the 1990s and appeared on the sets of renowned films such as Lost in Translation (2003). The Sticklight was also featured in esteemed museum collections, including M+ in Hong Kong. At Design Shanghai, the Sticklight was showcased in its latest multicoloured iteration.

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