By  on August 13, 2012

Chair Yuan takes a languid approach to fashion.


So much so that the 26-year-old former stylist named his eyewear company after that most basic symbol of relaxation, the chair. To further the point, he even changed his own name (in English), though his Chinese name is still Yuan Zhou. For ChairEyes, launched in 2008, Yuan wanted to drive home the importance of taking the time to savor good design. “I think the fashion industry all has to go too fast, too soon,” he says, explaining that it is better enjoyed as if “[sitting] down slowly in a chair.”

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