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The R&D Workshop is our creative lab

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

– T. E. Lawrence

We dream with our eyes open.

2017 / 10th Taiwan Interior Design Award / The TID Award of Working Space
2016 / iMatch / Award of Arts and Design

2017 / Furniture Fair at SHIN KONG MITSUKOSHI Tainan Place, Tainan
2017 / Taiwan Interior and Material’s Exhibition, Taipei
2017 / “khí-ke” Rising Force – Young Talents in Taiwan’s Creative Industry, Taipei
2017 / Creative EXPO Taiwan, Taipei
2017 / “Highlight Your Life”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
2016 / “Creative Studio Subsidy Program”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung
2016 / Simple Life Festival, Taipei
2016 / iMatch Program Fair, Taipei
2016 / Christmas Event, amba TAIPEI XIMENDING ,Taipei
2016 / Sky Swing Festival, SwingTaiwan, Taipei
2016 / Furniture Fair at CHECK inn, Taipei
2016 / Taiwan Designers’ Week, Taipei
2016 / Taiwan International Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show, Taipei
2016 / Creative EXPO Taiwan, Taipei

The Story

Two newcomers from Taiwan with experience in traditional furniture manufacturing and a background in industrial design set to make stylish yet affordable furniture.

Presently, the development of the furniture industry in Taiwan is slow and the skill labor are declining. PileUp Life promises to combine design and craftsmanship to retrieve traditional skill to the modern day. Breaking the stereotype of the traditional industry by fusing creative elements into traditional crafts. PileUp Life set to revive Taiwan’s furniture industry with a differentiated business model and brand management.

One of the biggest feature from PileUp Life is their modular furniture, consumers are able to select from a diverse range of parts to make a furniture reflecting their own personality.

“No one will ever understand you more than yourself”

We want to let consumers bring home not just a chair, but a personal taste.

The Founders

sam

蔡宗賢 Sam Tsai

sam.tsai@pileuplife.com

12 Years experience

Bachelor of Product Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA.

Tsai grew up in a 45-year-old furniture factory, he personally experienced both the peak of Taiwan’s furniture export and the industry’s recession. It is Tsai’s ambition to create a furniture brand by merging design and craftsmanship.

lawrence

顏邑丞 Lawrence Yen

lawrence.yen@pileuplife.com

9 Years experience

Bachelor of Product Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA.

Yen remained in New York after graduation, he began as a carpenter assistant, then to proofing engineer, to finally an engineer. Yen returned to Taiwan to begin a different furniture brand by creating both a unique and sustainable business.

蔡宗賢 Sam Tsai

sam.tsai@pileuplife.com

12 年資歷

美國紐約 Parsons School of Design 產品設計學士。

在經營45年的家具製造廠長大,親身經歷了台灣家具外銷出口高峰期、產業西進後的衰退。於是期望將設計與工藝結合與碰撞,真正打造深度工藝設計品牌。

顏邑丞 Lawrence Yen

lawrence.yen@pileuplife.com

9 年資歷

美國紐約 Parsons School of Design 產品設計學士。

畢業後留在紐約工作,從木匠助理,打樣師到工程師,回到台灣後,希望用品牌化及串聯的力量,創造台灣家具產業的差異性並能永續經營。

The Products

PileUp Life is the relationship between people and furniture, starting with 9 components, dozens of parts, PileUp Life brings endless possibilities. PileUp Life does not only provide you with a chair, but a chair of your own personality.

The Office

No. 16-1, Aly. 989, Ln. 401, Sec. 7, Chengde Rd., Beitou Dist.,
Taipei 112, Taiwan

Phone: 02-2894-8939
Email: info@pileuplife.com

It can be said the PileUp Life’s first project is the company’s R&D workshop. Established in 2014, the two founders decided their workshop should represent PileUp Life’s brand philosophy by personally designing and constructing the space.

PileUp Life’s minimal design incorporates postmodern industrial design meets a New York City style’s loft by keeping the aesthetic of the original material, while also highlighting Taiwan’s spirit.

The R&D workshop consists of a range of equipment, parts, and a large scale CNC machine. With all the tools, PileUp Life is able to produce a wide variety of products without the consequence of a large production volume.

Let's begin the creative process

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