Spotlight on Young Designers

Introducing: Mario Tsai x ferm LIVING

Insert Table Series


Meet Mario Tsai

Two designs by the talented, young Chinese designer Mario Tsai join our collection. The Insert Table Series introduces a soft take on minimalism and Mario's sense for refining pieces in a union of function and aesthetics.
"Minimalism makes our lives simple and beautiful. I try different ways to make the designs soft in their minimalism - for example by integrating mild materials or matching warmer colours," he says.
"I think it's great how Nordic brands like to collaborate with young designers from all over the world. It truly is a great opportunity for aspiring talents."


Insert Side Table

A sturdy yet sculptural piece. It expresses the meeting of the cylinder base and light oval top, seemingly floating on the geometric joint. The small size is perfect for rooms of all sizes, as an elegant side table or bedside. Crafted from FSC™-certified solid ash, the Insert Side Table is available in two finishes - Natural & Black Stain.

Insert Coffee Table

The larger version of this design plays with multiple shapes. This table is a subtle piece of art in your home that is matched by its functionality as a coffee table.  The Insert Coffee Table is also formed from FSC™-certified solid ash, and available in both Natural & Black Stain.


Design in Practice

Mario's studio has a team of six young designers who work together on a wide range of projects from product design to art installations. They pride themselves on innovative thinking to produce sustainable designs. Unconstrained by conventional methods, the studio uses rigorous logic coupled with a fluid sense of artistry to present the works.
Having never before travelled to the Nordic countries, Mario Tsai applied for the Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair and his talent ensured him a spot for upcoming designers - 3 times over.
Asser & Co embrace and celebrate the culture of encouraging young designers to shine. The future of design is in their hands.