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Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen's designs are simple, interactive and eco-friendly.

Mizzonk's collection of handcrafted furniture, accessories and limited-edition artwork has a playful, interactive theme that makes each piece unique. "We strive for form and function as they exist in nature, where everything has a purpose," says Lin. Chen, an architect, and Lin, a sculptor, met in New York and relocated to Maple Ridge, B.C., where they set up their studio on six acres of lush forest. Their designs reflect these natural surroundings — most pieces are made from locally sourced or reclaimed wood, clay or stone. Their Humble Bed (top) would add a rustic element to an industrial loft, while Linn's hand-rolled stoneware sculptures would work perfectly on a dining table or mantel. Here, a figure eight piece rests atop a refurbished scale — Chen likes to collect and tweak old machinery to use in the studio.

Learn more about Mizzonk in the Profile section of our June 2009 issue, and view more standout designers in our Designers To Watch photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Kim Christie
  • Source: House & Home June 2009 issue
  • Products: Top, Humble Bed; bottom right, Twisted Eight tabletop stoneware sculpture, refurbished scale, Mizzonk.

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