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ABOUT

BRAND STATEMENT

Stellar Works stands for a renaissance of refined culture and Asian aesthetics. Inspired by the long-standing craft and industry of traditional cultures, it represents a commitment to bridging the gap between old and new, east and west – in attitude, form and application.

Stellar Works seeks to reintroduce past collections of classics, alongside culturally -inspired contemporary signatures. It infuses freshness into heritage and grounds innovation with enduring craftsmanship.

BRAND STORY


Stellar Works is a contemporary design brand with a strong commitment to creating novel collections inspired by craftsmanship and style traditions from around the world—collections that offer a sense of comfort, intimacy and timeless refinement. Stellar Works has partnered with a select group of designers that share our passion for cultural investigation and for rediscovering natural materials, styles and craftsmanship.

Stellar Works is committed to quality, operating an efficient production line and a strict quality assurance workflow. It has a highly professional team of local craftsmen, with technicians from France, China and Japan. Their combined experience in the art of furniture making ensures the highest quality of woodcraft, upholstery and leatherwork.

Incorporated in Hong Kong, with factories in Shanghai and creative direction by Neri&Hu, Stellar Works draws on the unique heritage of its Japanese and French founders to truly deliver compelling products with new perspective and relevance for the international market.

The Stellar Works logo mark, designed as a Japanese crest, has been developed in association with Kyoto-based crest type master Shimada. The crest is a reflection of the Stellar Works brand: refreshing and stylish. The outer circle symbolises a well-established brand with a promising future. The soft curves of the upper W stand for kindness and a welcoming attitude, while the base symbolises an open-minded brand with a strong foundation.

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN


In 2013, we established Stellar Works as a way to bring ideas together: East and West, heritage and modernity, craft and industry – bringing the best of the past into the light of the present. Our aim was to inspire a renaissance in Asian aesthetics, taking the forms, styles and motifs that have characterised Japanese design across the centuries and filtering them through the lens of the European tradition to create something new and timeless.

Three years on, and our furniture collections have achieved a unique place in the global market, and can be found in private residences and prestigious hotels, restaurants and public spaces around the world. By drawing together a unique combination of heritage, craft skills and production expertise from Europe and Asia, we have created an international design brand with genuine cross-cultural resonance. Stellar Works has much to be proud of.

I believe that this bringing together of cultures is what sets us apart, both in terms of the character of our creative output and the strength of our business today. From the beginning, Stellar Works has benefited from the strategy and dynamism of Japanese operations management, the high-end craftsmanship of French furniture making and the technical proficiency of our Shanghai production team.

When we opened our purpose-built factory in Shanghai, the city was well established as an international hub for furniture production, but for many brands, its factories were centres of mass-market furniture making, dealing in low-cost, high-volume manufacture with all the efficiency of the production line, but little crafted character. A wealth of technical know-how and traditional craft skill existed, but remained untapped. We set out to change that.

The Stellar Works factory has enabled us to achieve two of the key attributes we have aimed for since the company’s founding. China’s favourable cost environment allows us to create pieces that offer our customers unparalleled value for money, but our approach to making ensures that everything bearing the Stellar Works name exhibits the detail and quality of the hand-guided craftsmanship that created it.In this sense, one of the most important roles that Stellar Works plays is the preservation and nurturing of craft skills that the ease of mass production has placed under threat. Japan and France both have a great tradition of hand-making, but technological advancement and the rise in outsourcing have eroded the skills base in both countries. In Shanghai, we keep those traditions alive.

The other great benefit of our production facility is the end-to-end control it gives us over the entire production process. Because we assume complete responsibility for every stage, we can custom-make pieces with an ease which many other brands do not have access to and, more importantly, we can guarantee the sustainability of our furniture. Complete control of materials sourcing ensures complete transparency – every wood can be traced to the FS C-certified forest it came from, and every metal, fabric and leather can be tracked to its source. It is because of this that all our materials are classified according to Japan’s Four-Star standard – the most stringent in the industry.

Our role as a preserver of the past extends beyond our production methods. The most obvious example would be our vintage lines, which keep the iconic designs of 20th -century greats, such as Vilhelm Wolhert and Carlo Forcolini, in production, with a few material updates appropriate to the modern day. But Stellar Works’ signature collections, too, could not exist without the aesthetic histories they pay tribute to. Look over our contemporary furniture ranges and you see glimpses of design movements from across the 20th century – a touch of Bauhaus crafted functionality or the refined simplicity of mid-century Scandinavian – often seamlessly fused into the classic forms and patterns of the Asian creative tradition. When I look at a collection such as Lunar, for example, I see the patterns of time-honoured decorative arts from China refined into Nordic simplicity and comfort by the Danish studio SPACE Cph. And when I admire Shuwa Tei’s remarkable New Legacy chairs, I’m admiring the architecture of a Buddhist temple in Osaka re-interpreted into the clean contours and unfussy elegance appropriate to the globalised world of today.

Designs and designers like these are the creative heart of our company. Without exception, they have an instinctive understanding of the Stellar Works mission and a talent for drawing and combining creative inspiration and craft technique from multiple places and periods. It would be only too easy to end up with a product that didn’t work – a clash of cultures or a conceptual mismatch – but Stellar Works’ designers have a gift for harmony: they create furniture that is both an extension of an existing tradition and the expression of a new one.

We have chosen this path between the old and the new because I believe good design is timeless design. A particular style of furniture may be all the rage for a while, but if it looks tired after a decade, it’s not good design – it’s a passing trend. Stellar Works aims to be timeless. I would like to think that 100 years from now, our pieces will still be as contemporary and resonant as they are today and, moreover, that Stellar Works will still be crafting quality furniture that is Asian in inspiration, cross-cultural in design and international in its scope.

BESPOKE FURNITURE


From Sydney to Shanghai and London to Los Angeles, Stellar Works’ furniture and accessories can be found in private homes and public spaces all over the globe. Working with some of the world’s most admired hotels, restaurants, bars and retail brands, we strive to either supply the perfect pieces from our existing collections, or craft bespoke furniture to suit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stellar Works’ designers have been closely involved in some of the most prestigious hospitality projects of recent years, ranging from the contemporary take on Nordic tradition embodied by the dining rooms of Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant, to the relaxed retro-modern interiors of the QT Hotels group in Australia. We are proud to have brought warmth and luxurious comfort to the bedrooms of Baccarat Hotel in New York; clean-lined Asian simplicity to the Banyan Tree Yanshuo; timeless bento-box chic to Xex in Tokyo and high-gloss contemporary craftsmanship to the Gucci boutiques of the Asia-Pacific region, alongside a roster of other projects for clients that demand high-quality original design, executed with craftsmanship and delivered with efficiency .

Full-faceted service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At Stellar Works we understand that every interiors project can be a juggling act, and that the fewer suppliers involved in a project, the easier it can be. Stellar Works collaborates with architects and designers to provide a simple and comprehensive solution to furnishing spaces and buildings with both character and comfort. Whatever furniture is required, we can design, manufacture or supply every piece. The items in our Vintage and Designer Collections can be provided in their standard ranges or adapted to suit any interior theme, but our in-house designers are also on hand to develop concepts customised to any brief and aesthetic vision. With an international team of expert technicians and advanced production facilities, Stellar Works can bring the most complex of designs into reality, often in a surprisingly short space of time. And because we have access to a materials palette of unparalleled breadth, Stellar Works furniture can be crafted in an almost limitless range of colours and finishes

Global expertise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stellar Works’ worldwide production team encompasses highly skilled technicians from Europe and Asia, and boasts manufacturing facilities in France, Japan and China that are among the most technologically advanced in any country . The Stellar Works management team regularly travel across the world to spend time on factory floors, ensuring they understand the production process from the first flash of design inspiration to the final rollout on the production line. This allows for a valuable balance of quality, versatility and efficiency , giving Stellar W orks the fast -paced production processes necessary to manoeuvre in a highly competitive market – as well as the artisanal dedication to furniture making that true craftsmanship demands.

Responsible production                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At Stellar W orks we believe that we have an important role to play in addressing the environmental challenges faced by the modern world. Today , sustainability is fundamental to good design, and responsible material sourcing forms a key chapter in any product ’s story . Stellar Works strives to ensure that an extensive and ever -growing range of eco -friendly materials is available to clients, and can guarantee that every raw material used is fully traceable to its source. The journey of our wood, for example, is followed from its forest of origin to the places where it is processed and finished, and on to the final factory . Through transparent sourcing and manufacture, Stellar Works offers clients an assurance of integrity and a demonstrable commitment to sustainability

STORES


Country Info
CHINA STELLAR WORKS SHANGHAI OFFICE
T +86 21 59513236
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DEALER
DESIGN REPUBLIC(JIANGNING STORE)
511 JIANGNING RD. JINGAN DISTRICT, SHANGHAI PRC(SHOWROOM)
T +86 21 6176 7088
DESIGN REPUBLIC(YUQING STORE)
88 YUQING RD. XUHUI DISTRICT, SHANGHAI PRC(SHOWROOM)
T +86 21 6082 3788
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DEALER
EXPOCASA
NO.200 ZHENNING RD. SHANGHAI PRC(SHOWROOM)
T +86 21 6247 1068
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USA DEALER
INFORM INTERIORS

300 DEXTER AVE N SEATTLE WA 98109
T +206 622 1608
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DEALER
DESIGN WITHIN REACH-CONTRACT DIVISION
T +1 800 591 6965
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STELLAR WORKS USA
49 ELIZABETH STREET, 5TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10013                          (SHOWROOM – BY APPT ONLY)
T +1(646) 606-3760
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CANADA DEALER
INFORM CONTRACT
405 RAILWAY ST, VANCOUVER, BC V6A 1A7
T 604 255 2500
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DEALER 
KLAUS BY NIENKAMPER
300 KING STREET, EAST TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, M5A 1K4
T 416 362 3434
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AUSTRALIA

DEALER
LIVING EDGE-SYDNEY
THE WOOLSTORES, SHED 74, 4D HUNTLEY STREET, ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015, AUSTRALIA(SHOWROOM)
T  +61 2 9640 5600
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LIVING EDGE-MELBOURNE
132A BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND VIC3121, AUSTRALIA (SHOWROOM)
T  +61 3 9009 3940
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LIVING EDGE-BRISBANE
SHOP 11, 46 JAMES STREET, FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD4006, AUSTRALIA(SHOWROOM)
T: +61 7 3137 2900
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LIVING EDGE-PERTH
274 NEWCASTLE STREET, NORTHBRIDGE WA 6003, AUSTRALIA(SHOWROOM)
T: +61 8 6466 7474
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STELLAR WORKS AUSTRALIA
THE WOOLSTORES SHED 74 4D HUNTLEY STREET, ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015 AUSTRALIA(SHOWROOM)
T: +61 2 9640 5600
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NEW ZELAND

DEALER
BACKHOUSE INTERIORS - WELLINGTON
12 KAIWHARAWHARA ROAD
WELLINGTON
T +64 4 4998847
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BACKHOUSE INTERIOR - AUCKLAND
19 EARLE STREET
PARNELL
T +64 9 3090500
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TAIWAN STELLAR WORKS TAIWAN
NO.10-1, LN 16, QINGCHENG ST, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, R.O.C(SHOWROOM)
T +886 2 2545 3233
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MALAYSIA STELLAR WORKS MALAYSIA
NO. 162A, JALAN MAAROF, BANGSAR
59100 KUALA LUMPUR(SHOWROOM)
T +603 2094 6055
T +603 2094 7055
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THAILAND STELLAR WORKS THAILAND
342/1-2 SOI EKKAMAI 20. SUKHUMVIT 63. WATTANA BANGKOK 10110 (SHOWROOM)
T +66 2 7150845
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HONGKONG STELLAR WORKS HONGKONG
GROUND FLOOR 56 SAI STREET, HONGKONG(SHOWROOM)
T +852 2291 0005
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JAPAN STELLAR WORKS JAPAN
4-3-1 SHIROYAMA TRUST TOWER 27F TORANOMON, MINATO-KU, TOKYO 105-6027 JAPAN(SHOWROOM)
T +81 3 5404 8156
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KYOTO SHOWROOM
STELLAR [email protected] OF HOSOO
752 BISYAMON-CHO, KUROMON-DORI MOTOSEIGANJI SAGARU, KAMIGYO-KU KYOTO 602-8227, JAPAN
T +81 75 441 5189
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UAE DEALER
IBDA
PO. BOX 6999 DUBAI
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES(SHOWROOM)
T +971 (04) 2029767
M +971506526698
[email protected]
UK STELLAR WORKS UK
15 GREAT TITCHFIELD STREET
LONDON W1W 8AZ ENGLAND
T +44 7989 974 384
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DEALER
STAFFAN TOLLGARD DESIGN STORE
GROSVENOR WATERSIDE
GATLIFF ROAD
LONDON, SW1W8QN(SHOWROOM)
T +44 207 952 6070
[email protected]

DEALER
MOLETA MUNRO                                                                44-46 LONDON ST                                                                 EDINBURGH EH3 6LX
T +44 (0)131 557 4800
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SINGAPORE DEALER
P5 PTE LTD
63 MOHAMED SULTAN RD
#01-14 SULTAN LINK SINGAPORE 239002
T: +65 6337 0050
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DENMARK DISTRIBUTOR
ROAM APS
SANKT JØRGENS ALLE 5
1615 KØBENHAVN V
T +45 40751993
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NORWAY DISTRIBUTOR
ROAM APS
SANKT JØRGENS ALLE 5
1615 KØBENHAVN V
T: +45 40751993
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SWEDEN DISTRIBUTOR
ROAM APS
SANKT JØRGENS ALLE 5
1615 KØBENHAVN V
T +45 40751993
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FINLAND

DISTRIBUTOR
ROAM APS
SANKT JØRGENS ALLE 5
1615 KØBENHAVN V
T +45 40751993
[email protected]

PHILIPPINES DEALER
DESIGN STORY
3/F UPTOWN PLACE MALL, UPTOWN BONIFACIO, 38TH STREET, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
T +632 9754470
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FRANCE LAVAL-STELLAR WORKS DISTRIBUTOR
20 RUE CORVéE MANETTE
88350 LIFFOL LE GRAND
T +33 (0)3 29 06 60 00
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SPAIN DEALER
URBAN HOME DESIGN 
PLAZA DE LA SANTA CRUZU, 10-BAJO 46003 VALENCIA
T +38 96 315 61 38
[email protected]
KOREA DEALER
HAANOOG CO.,LTD
B1 F. L&K BUILDING, NONHYEON-RO 558, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL, KOREA, 06136
T +82 2 515 2626
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