Sina met Derek Chen, the founder and designer behind Urbana, at a talk at the California College of Arts and Crafts here in San Francisco. He’s our peeps, largely because his studio is on the same block as Sina’s apartment where we started the company. He was kind enough to loan us his vases and trays for a photoshoot and to display in our DOWNTOWN booth.
People LOVED them. Press LOVED them. I think it’s the colors — they look like candy.
The most common question: “how does he do the color?” The answer: fabric, set underneath a resin. The second most common question: ‘Urbana is Derek’s hometown in Illinois.