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Samuel Chan

Samuel Chan has a Master degree in Furniture Design at Buckinghamshire Chiltern University (UK). Afterwards, he worked for 7 years in hotel interior design. Since 1995, he runs his own design company. Marriott, Hilton, Malmaison/Hotel du Vin Group are some of his clients.

"As a child, I was always curious about how objects were put together. I also wanted to invent things."

Animal identity kit

Koi carp

The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "carp." It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love". Koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.

Size
120 cm
Weight
40 kg
Age
50 years - up to 200 years
Geographic
Asia (origin)