This regard for nature extends to the materials and processes we choose, which minimize our impact on the environment. We are constantly seeking new ways to do even better.
Part of being sustainable is making things that last. So we work with expert communities around the world and prioritize the quality that comes with the skill and tradition of excellent artisanship.
Inspired by nature
We bring the calm of nature indoors through design rooted in the grace and simplicity of natural forms. Nature can be profoundly intimate; a shelter from our hectic lives. It can be both boundlessly open and protectively still. Through Baea, we hope to evoke this feeling of being at once uplifted and at ease.
Each detail in our Collection reflects the variable shapes and patterns we find in the wild. A uniquely weathered stone, the eccentric array of seed heads on stalks of grass — these are our inspiration.
Respect for nature is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we choose organically grown cotton and biodegradable materials. And it’s the reason we partner with the most reputable makers, who prioritize the wellbeing of artisans while minimizing their footprint.
For founder Adah Chan, Baea is about building on her family’s knowledge and experience for a new generation. Her grandfather ran a textile manufacturing company and her mother is the entrepreneurial force behind a leading homeware boutique in Hong Kong. It was here — working alongside her mother — that Adah learned to value the skill and tradition of excellent artisanship, coming to believe that making things to last was at the core of sustainability.
Our name Baea (which refers to a natural bay and is pronounced bay-a) symbolizes the meeting of home and nature. The word is inspired by Adah’s childhood home between two beautiful coves in Hong Kong. It carries the meaning of shelter, rest and nature, a quiet place away from the hustle of urban noise and distraction.