The designer Hung-Ming Chen originally comes from Taiwan, but moved to Sweden in 2006 and has since then taken a Masters in Design at Konstfack in Stockholm. Nowadays, he and his wife Chen-Yen Wei run the design company Afteroom based in Stockholm. The brand works closely with the Danish design company Menu, where they sell chairs, wall hangers and teddy bears, among other things.
Afteroom designs simple and beautiful everyday things. Hung-Ming Chen's bird lamps made of flexible metal are one example. The lamp is mounted on an ordinary light bulb and creates atmospheric shadows on the wall and ceiling. Since the start of sales at Designtorget in 2008, thousands of bird lamps have been sold.