Zhu Zi discovered his passion for designing furniture when working on his own home 15 years ago. At the time he had a successful job in advertising and a secure career, however this new and exciting creative avenue was calling him.

The Suyab designer believes that good design should be original, convey a sense of nature, and hold a timeless appeal. Details are so important. Geometry, scale, materials and technology all play an important role in a designer’s toolbox.

Zhu Zi creates eclectic furniture and use a combination of contemporary technology and textures, alongside traditional, and be crafted from crumpled metal and offset against smooth walnut wood. Over time, perhaps the wood might change and then suddenly the piece has another story to tell. The same goes for leather - the more you use it, the more you can see traces of its use.

The company has a free-spirited approach and take inspiration from both the man-made and natural world. Zhu Zi loves to combine traditional materials like wood, bronze and leather with more modern materials, such as polished stainless steel. Construction sites, architectural cladding, rocks and bamboo have all influenced pieces in our collection. In other words, expect the unexpected!