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For his most recent line of exactingly minimal furniture, Vancouver-based designer Christian Woo found inspiration in a familiar yet unlikely source: his eldest daughter. Taking its cues from the “simplicity and honesty” inherent in her compositions of stacked wooden blocks, Woo’s sculptural Noga series consists of two side tables, a four-seater bench (a quartet of lathe-turned cylinders that continues his Column collection) and a coffee table, all unified by their shared elemental geometries.

A defining feature of both the 40.6- and 55.9-centimetre-tall side tables and the 91.4 centimetre-square coffee table is their ability to be entirely inverted — a nod to the toy blocks’ ever-changing assemblages. Each handcrafted...

How a Children’s Toy Inspired Christian Woo’s Latest Collection

For his Noga Collection, the Vancouver designer riffs on the “simplicity and honesty” of wooden blocks.

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