Design aficionados well into their thirties may find this series somewhat familiar. Based on chairs originally used in Singapore classrooms before the advent of cheaper plastic moulded chairs, we affectionately christened this series with the acronym of our very own Ministry of Education. 
The idea came about while Kai was spring cleaning and found
an old picture from 1989. Unable to find technical drawings or
actual pieces of the original chairs, we recreated our designs from memory and whatever picture references we could get from tattered school yearbooks. 
Each of the six pieces in the collection were given a design twist. Reworked with a high back, as a twin seater, barstool, ottoman and rocker, the collection expands the versatility of one very hardy, old school design.
In our first limited production run, each frame is hand finished in galvanised one-inch steel pipes and powder coated in either grey, black or white. The wooden seat panels and backrests are made from white cedar wood which makes them suitable for outdoor use. For die-hard fans, the hardboard backing seat panels used in the original school chairs were also available upon special request. 
 
The Moe chairs have been aptly used at Skyve Elementary Bistro and Bar, which is located in a converted old school building. 

The Moe Chair Series received a bronze award for Furniture Design, Gong Show Awards 2012.
Creative Director — Kai Yeo
Designers —
Kai Yeo, Yasser Suratman, Edmund Seet
Year — 2011
 
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Expanding the versatility of one very hardy, old school design, a collection of six chairs were reworked with a high back, as a twin seater, bars Read More
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