Wesley Chau is a designer and educator based in New York City. He works across a range of industrial design, digital media, and creative research practices. Wesley holds an MFA Design and Technology from The New School and BFA Industrial Design from RISD.

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Wesley Chau is a designer and educator based in New York City. He works across a range of industrial design, digital media, and creative research practices. Wesley holds an MFA Design and Technology from The New School and BFA Industrial Design from RISD.

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Eating My Data, 2022


A short film investigating the intersection between DNA data storage and Chinese immigrant food narratives. It is a meditation on technology’s ambitious role in encoding personal data inside DNA and follows the process of storing my own family immigration story within a transgenic rice plant.

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Rotations, 2022


Series of motion studies created with Cinema4D. Sounds designed in Ableton. 


Floor Light, 2021


A shape-shifting floor lamp comprised of a welded steel armature, textile diffuser, and rare earth magnets. Made in collaboration with Mercury Bureau for The Apparition of the Etheric Double at Support, London, Ontario.


Coop, 2021


A speculative fiction about a community of humans co-existing with chickens. Each species relies on the other’s respectful interaction, salvation, and biological offerings to survive. Created under the guidance of Dunne & Raby for their Designed Realities studio.

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Assembly, 2021


A collection of three miniature houses made in CNC-milled natural stone. Designed for Yabu Pushelberg x Salvatori.