Mark Chai

Mark Chai

The glow of embers in a beach campfire in Hawaii. The play of moonlight through the leaves of palm trees. The precision of craftsmen building a wooden fence in Japan. Bodysurfing in the curl of the wave. These are the childhood memories of artist Mark Chai that inspire his handcut modern lamps and sculpture. Made of fine woods and recycled white plastic, carved into interlocking pieces of flowing curves, his designs of light and shadow reflect and fill the negative and positive spaces.

  • Background

    Mark Chai’s work has been seen in DwellNew YorkerHouse Beautiful, SunsetTravel & Leisure,Home, Honolulu, and Hawaii Modern Luxury magazines, in the Wallpaper Honolulu City Guide, and on MTV’s “Real World.”

    The Honolulu Museum of Art’s year-long exhibit, “Hawai‘i in Design” featured his delicate wood pendant lamps. Honolulu magazine named him one of Hawaii’s hottest designers, and Disney’s Aulani resort on Oahu commissioned three playful sculptures of recycled materials. Mark Chai lamps highlight celebrity Chef Ed Kenney’s restaurants Mahina & Sun’s, Town, and Kaimuki Superette, as well as the corporate headquarters of both the American Savings Bank and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

  • Info


    Sculptures, Light Fixtures




    Honolulu, HI 96815