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Circle Chair, 2017
Exhibited National Gallery of Victoria
Sunflower Chair, 2017
Sydney
Jian Cabinet, 2001
Exhibited Victoria and Albert Museum, 2006
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
Hall Stand, 2019
Sydney
Sideboard, 2019
Sydney
Jessica Screen, 2011
Exhibited Design Museum, London, 2012
Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia
Lounge Chair
Exhibited National Gallery of Victoria
Alice In Wonderland, 2017
Sydney
Studio Dining Table, 2017
Exhibited National Gallery of Victoria
Rosina II Armchair
Exhibited Samstag Museum, South Australia
Bell Chair
Exhibited National Gallery of Victoria
Shaun the Sheep, 2017
Sydney
Foyer Chair, 2017
Sydney
Prue Cabinet
Exhibited Design Museum, London, 2012
Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia
Handmade in Adelaide workshop
South Australia
Handmade in Adelaide workshop
South Australia
Handmade in Adelaide workshop
South Australia
Handmade in Adelaide workshop
South Australia
Handmade in Adelaide workshop
South Australia
Selected Works
2012-2017
Selected Works
2010-2012
Selected Works
2006-2011
Selected Works
2007
Selected Works
2001


Khai Liew is a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Adelaide, Australia. It comprises a design studio and workshop, where highly-skilled craftspeople produce one-off design commissions, small-run furniture editions as well as complete interiors. The studio also actively engages an extensive network of artists and artisans to produce all manner of work.

Khai Liew himself has expert knowledge in Australian historical decorative arts and acts as a consultant to State and National institutions, advising on acquisition and conservation in the field of Australian material culture. As a designer, he draws on this knowledge and on his cultivated design language to produce useful, meaningful and delightful work that speaks of its time, place, people and culture. As such he occupies a unique place in Australian contemporary design.

Liew is widely recognised for his dedicated contribution to the development of a modernist Australian design aesthetic. In 2010 he was awarded the South Australian of the Year Arts Award by the Government of South Australia, in 2016 he was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame, acknowledging his important contribution to the Australian design landscape. In 2017, he received the Design Institute of Australia’s “Design Icon” Award, and in 2018, Liew was recognised as a Design Luminary at the INDE awards in Singapore.

Liew’s designs have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Design Museum, London and the Triennale De Milano. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
166 Magill Road
Norwood 5067
South Australia
Australia
info@khailiew.com
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