Not many Singaporeans would trade in a comfortable job in finance to - quite literally - get their hands dirty, but for one 28 year old, it was a natural calling. Melbourne University graduate Rafie Chua is a third -generation carpenter who started his custom furniture business Plane and Bevel in 2013 with the aim of rejuvenating and revitalising an oft-overlooked traditional craft with his modern design philosophy and contemporary aesthetics.
Childhood pal Jonathan Tan, 30, a culinary school-trained chef, joined the business after returning from San Francisco and the youthful duo today produce everything from tables and shelves for Instagram-friendly cafes to intricate plates and serve ware for top restaurants across Singapore.
Get to know the two young men and what drives them to do what they do in our latest Beyond the Table episode below.
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