Per my preference for modernist, minimal design that reflects attention to detail from concept to execution, I was quite impressed to see that many pieces from MoreLess met my taste to a tee. In keeping with their mission to synthesize good design from the world over, the Shanghai-based furniture and lighting company focuses on any number of dualities, from the eponymous pair (which also means "How much?" in Chinese) to the concept of Yin & Yang.
"Field" sofa "Three Walkers" coffee table & stools The "Nest" pendant lamp resembles Konstantin Grcic seating "Bench Monk" shelf with "Buddha Palm" sofa in the foreground
The pieces themselves, designed by an in-house team that includes several Chinese designers who work alongside an Italian and a Frenchman to create highly refined works in North American Walnut, glass, bamboo and textiles, among other materials.
"Bat" chairs & "Julius" table—notice that the table only has three legs"Bat" chairs & "Julius" table—notice that the table only has three legs "Ignorance" chair; "Formal" desk; "Format" bookshelf"Ignorance" chair; "Formal" desk; "Format" bookshelf "Ignorance" tea table & tea chairs "Field" console & "Ignorance" cabinet "New Fall" dining table with "Silence" chairs "Volumes" bureau "Ignorance" dining table & chairs "8Immortals" shelf & "Cloud" bed
The MoreLess showroom is located in Shanghai's M50 Art District on Moganshan Road, and it's definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.
Special thanks to Karen Dai of Messe Frankfurt for coordinating the visit.