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Originally from Taiwan, Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei launched the Stockholm-based studio Afteroom in 2011. We spent a day with them in Sweden learning about their working process, their home life and how their folks influenced their careers.

Hung-Ming and Chen-Yen’s design studio Afteroom has a philosophy based on simplicity and honesty—and it shows in both their furniture design and the way they spend their time. When the designers aren’t creating items that withstand passing fads or sourcing inspiration from their local library, they prioritize playing with their seven-year-old daughter, visiting parks as a family or having a quick date in the city. They explain how they’ve created a home and fostered a sense of family in a

  • Words:
    Kelsey E. Thomas
  • Photography:
    Kristofer Johnsson

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  • Words:
    Kelsey E. Thomas
  • Photography:
    Kristofer Johnsson
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