Samuel Chan

Designer London / United Kingdom

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Samuel Chan
Samuel’s career in furniture began through his love of woodworking as a schoolboy. His formal training culminated in a Masters in Furniture Design from Buckinghamshire Chiltern University in the UK. After graduation he was given a thorough grounding in the industry through several years in hotel interior design. In 1995 he set up his own company – Channels – with a studio-showroom in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood, and a furniture workshop in the English Midlands. Purity of line, proportion, and superb craftsmanship are the trademarks of Samuel’s work. As Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper notes, “There is an uncommon logic to Chan’s designs.” New collections are launched each season, always expressing the beauty and strength of natural wood materials in innovative and imaginative ways. Samuel’s designs have received several awards. His 2007 series of book towers won the Best Furniture Category of the Classic Design Awards given by the Victoria and Albert Museum. His 2008 collection, which includes the Motley drums, received three Design Guild Marks from the historic Company of Furniture Makers. Apart from Channels’ furniture collections, Samuel’s background in hotel design and technical expertise yield a diverse contract portfolio for Channels. Beginning with The Trafalgar, Hilton’s first contemporary style hotel, it now includes the prolific Malmaison/Hotel du Vin group, independent boutique hotels like The Hempel, as well as new design for London landmarks Grosvenor House and The Langham.
Samuel Chan
Samuel Chan

Samuel’s career in furniture began through his love of woodworking as a schoolboy. His formal training culminated in a Masters in Furniture Design from Buckinghamshire Chiltern University in the UK. After graduation he was given a thorough grounding in the industry through several years in hotel interior design. In 1995 he set up his own company – Channels – with a studio-showroom in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood, and a furniture workshop in the English Midlands. Purity of line, proportion, and superb craftsmanship are the trademarks of Samuel’s work. As Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper notes, “There is an uncommon logic to Chan’s designs.” New collections are launched each season, always expressing the beauty and strength of natural wood materials in innovative and imaginative ways. Samuel’s designs have received several awards. His 2007 series of book towers won the Best Furniture Category of the Classic Design Awards given by the Victoria and Albert Museum. His 2008 collection, which includes the Motley drums, received three Design Guild Marks from the historic Company of Furniture Makers. Apart from Channels’ furniture collections, Samuel’s background in hotel design and technical expertise yield a diverse contract portfolio for Channels. Beginning with The Trafalgar, Hilton’s first contemporary style hotel, it now includes the prolific Malmaison/Hotel du Vin group, independent boutique hotels like The Hempel, as well as new design for London landmarks Grosvenor House and The Langham.