Local talents join forces to create a furniture brand that exists in the intersection of art, design and sustainability.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

With so much waste generated by unsold items in the furniture industry, do we really need yet another new brand? In the case of LAAT, the answer is a resounding yes. The brainchild of Cherin Tan, co-founder of architecture firm LAANK, and Alvin Tan, co-founder of art and design collective PHUNK, the bespoke label turns waste materials into one-of-a-kind lifestyle objects of desire. LAAT’s inaugural collection is a tribute to German countertenor Klaus Nomi, whose highly stylised aesthetics have inspired legends such as David Bowie and Lady Gaga. Customised editions in different colours are available upon request. Part of the proceeds from the sale of pieces will be donated to Action for Aids. 

The inaugural collection ranges from $380 to $1,850 and is available from Art Now at