Established in 2002, Publique Living strives to combine restraint design and quality material into products for the design-minded individual. Our philosophy is to partner immaculate workmanship with deceptively simple design to result in products that exude a quiet elegance and style. We use sustainable materials whenever we can, produce in small batches to ensure freshness of the collection, and encourage collectibility by issuing limited editions in some of our lines. Inspirations and designs are contributed by various designers as listed.
Lian Ng With a background in graphic design, Lian Ng branched out into home accessories in early 2001. Applying his paper-based design background to 3-D objects has resulted in the premiere line of products made from paper-thin wood veneer. He has also culled techniques from his previous trade with a line of die-cut and laser-cut design. More design ideas are in development, with always a nod towards graphic design. An aficionado of mid-20th century furniture and modern minimalist architecture, Lian Ng lives and creates in San Francisco, California.
Jean Orlebeke A renowned pattern designer, Jean Orlebeke also started out in graphic design before branching out into designing patterns for paper, textiles and ceramics. In 2003, Jean Orlebeke and Ellen Elfering launched a high-end gift wrap company, eieio, offering a collection of contemporary design ranging from bold graphics to meticulous line drawings to organic biomorphic forms, all with inspiring color combinations. A self-confessed foodie, Jean lives among her squirrels and trees in the foothills of Oakland, California.
Peter Tjahjadi Started out as a fashion photographer in the design industry, Peter Tjahjadi ventured into home accessories design in 2002. Having lived and being influenced by the varied cultures in Indonesia, Singapore, United States, and The Netherlands, Peter works in a variety of different medium such as Dutch wool, multiplex plywood and stainless steel. Peter Tjahjadi now resides in Jakarta, where he photographs for a variety of fashion and travel magazines in Asia.