A Pebble launched designer Nathan Yong's career

Designer Nathan Yong, who is holding a retrospective show, is behind the Pebble coffee table by French furniture brand Ligne Roset

Held at the National Design Centre, designer Nathan Yong’s retrospective show will feature 30 of his old works and 10 new ones.
Held at the National Design Centre, designer Nathan Yong’s retrospective show will feature 30 of his old works and 10 new ones. PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG, NATHAN YONG DESIGN
PEBBLE TABLE.
PEBBLE TABLE.PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG, NATHAN YONG DESIGN
Held at the National Design Centre, designer Nathan Yong's retrospective show will feature 30 of his old works and 10 new ones.
BREAK STOOL..PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG, NATHAN YONG DESIGN
LINE TV CONSOLE.
LINE TV CONSOLE.PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG, NATHAN YONG DESIGN
STAR WARS COLLECTION.
STAR WARS COLLECTION.PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Most furniture pieces go out of production in five years or so to make way for newer designs.

But 11 years after Singaporean industrial designer Nathan Yong fashioned the Pebble coffee table and it got picked up by French furniture brand Ligne Roset, the piece is still available for sale on the company's website.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2019, with the headline 'A Pebble launched his career '. Subscribe