Tracy Fong (b. 1975) is an American furniture designer. She was active in San Francisco and the granddaughter of Danny Ho Fong.
She studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
In 1988, her first furniture line, a wicker collection named SOFA (Studio of Furniture Art), was shown at an international merchandise event in Tokyo. Her next collection of chairs and occasional pieces were shown at an international furniture event in Manila. She designed a special Southeast Asian promotion for the Seibu department store in Tokyo. Her furniture designs included the three-drawer Three-D side chair and other seating for T-Style at Fong Brothers, where she was head designer.
Variations on Wicker
Tracy Fong created a new version of an old Asian style by mixing traditional rattan with high-end woods, leathers, and geometric shapes that are very modern. The result was chic and welcoming new hybrid. Like the Arc chair with its mahogany base and inverted pyramid legs and the Surabaya chair with rattan peel used as a sort of upholstery fabric over foam, she creates extraordinary chairs using ordinary materials in extraordinary ways. Her work is rooted in a meticulous artisan ethic. (Thornburg, 1990)
Her furniture for T-Style was shown at the 1991 New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
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