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George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg

Yabu Pushelberg

About the Collaborators

Yabu Pushelberg was established in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. The principals’ relentless curiosity has propelled the multidisciplinary design, leading to projects that span all aspects of interior design including interiors for residential, retail and hospitality settings, as well as furniture, textiles, lighting, tableware and handmade rugs in collaboration with Tai Ping. Inspired by Japan’s wabi-sabi philosophy that appreciates beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete in nature, Tai Ping’s Kiso collection is articulated around three distinctive yet perfectly cohesive parts, each mirroring a fundamental element of earth.

Kiso Collection

Kiso Collection
George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg │ Tai Ping

by George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg


Inspired by Japan’s wabi-sabi philosophy and refined traditional textiles, Kiso is articulated as a tryptic, around three distinctive yet perfectly cohesive parts, each mirroring a fundamental element of earth.

First comes Mizu, the water, essential to all life and so profoundly associated with emotion and subtlety, transcribed through fading shades of light to deep blues, elegant grays, and rough browns. Just as vital, Kaze and the most elusive element of all: wind. Symbol of wisdom and openness, carrying its mystic swirl of surprises and depicted by a palette of stormy grays and all shades of white. Last, Daichi embodies all earthy and mineral things. Grays mixed with bright touches of colours, are organized here in triangles, there in checkerboard, evoking symbols of strength, stability, and confidence. “This collection is particularly personal to me, as I explored my Japanese roots for inspiration,” George Yabu explains. “Being born and raised in Canada, I did not still expect them to be so present to this day in my work.”

Kiso Collection for Aviation

Kiso Collection for Aviation
George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg │ Tai Ping

by George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg


Inspired by Japan’s wabi-sabi philosophy and refined traditional textiles, Kiso is articulated as a tryptic, around three distinctive yet perfectly cohesive parts, each mirroring a fundamental element of earth.

First comes Mizu, the water, essential to all life and so profoundly associated with emotion and subtlety, transcribed through fading shades of light to deep blues, elegant grays, and rough browns. Just as vital, Kaze and the most elusive element of all: wind. Symbol of wisdom and openness, carrying its mystic swirl of surprises and depicted by a palette of stormy grays and all shades of white. Last, Daichi embodies all earthy and mineral things. Grays mixed with bright touches of colours, are organized here in triangles, there in checkerboard, evoking symbols of strength, stability, and confidence. “This collection is particularly personal to me, as I explored my Japanese roots for inspiration,” George Yabu explains. “Being born and raised in Canada, I did not still expect them to be so present to this day in my work.”

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