Nae Tanakorn

Nae Tanakorn — 'Five Lounge chair', 2021


The Five Lounge Chair is inspired by the features of sea anemones. The chair’s form is comprised of a flexible, tubular cushion and a discreet timber support-frame. Painstakingly made by hand using a plywood lamination technique, the frame consists of compressed plywood and 2 layers of American white oak veneer. The Haute Nested Table maximises usability while ensuring a small footprint. Two tables nest within one another. Making reference to the maidenhair leaf in colour and form, the table is made from walnut veneer, paired with marble. A delicate shadow line runs the length of each leg, giving the impression of a thin stem. 

Contact our team for custom fabric options. Available to order on 6-8 week lead time. 


Nae Tanakorn Pongpaew (he/him) is a multidisciplinary designer and maker based in Naarm/Melbourne. His designs consider ergonomics, functionality, and the environment, and offer a harmony between form, function, and sustainability. His long-standing career in 3D visualisation and digital animation has influenced his approach to design practice, whereby his pieces are distinctly ambitious and bold.  He holds a Bachelor in Multimedia and Digital Arts, Monash University and an Associate Degree in Furniture Design, RMIT.  


Celebrating the next wave of Victorian graduates in contemporary craft and design. Presented annually since 1993, Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from craft, design and fine art disciplines throughout the state.

Fresh! provides an important opportunity for graduates beginning their career as makers. The exhibition fosters the potential of graduating students and provides an insight into new directions of contemporary craft.

The Finalists.

Erin Bussell, Jill Stevenson, Julian Leigh May, Nae Tanakorn, Hira Tanao, Narelle White, Ruth Hazell and Zipei 'Summer' Huang


Materials: Plywood, American white oak veneer, foam cushion, Heavy commercial fabric

Dimensions: 100cm x 95cm x 80cm


Contact our team at for custom fabric options. Available to order on 6-8 week lead time. 

Read more about the Fresh! and the prizes on offer this year

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