We all love antiques, but I must admit, I see so many of them (obviously much more the average Joe). So once in a while, its refreshing to come across something completely new – even if it is with an old twist.
And this is why recently, I have really enjoying crafting these chrome-hybrid creations from stainless steel for some of our more stylish customers. Both trendy yet elegant, these are classical Chinese furniture designs reproduced in contemporary materials.
Encompassing elements of both past and present, the designs prove to be timeless, even when replicated in modern contemporary stainless steel. Eventually these will be “tomorrows antiques.” That’s the way I prefer to think of it anyway.
And while the materials may have been updated for today’s world, much like antiques, design proportions, details and craftsmanship are crucial elements. However, this is easier said then done. I have seen some poorly designed, ill proportioned cheap looking stainless steel furniture. Minimal attention to detail, wrong proportions, shoddy workmanship. Done wrong= cheap furniture. Done right = art.
And that’s why I am amazed each time I walk through the metal workshop, fascinated at how sheets of dull metal, evolve into such antique modern classics. This is workmanship at its finest, requiring the utmost skill and precision. From the raw materials being cut, bent, shaped and welded to the hand polishing and minor finishing touches. The end result? Stunning perfection. From traditional compound cabinets to chairs to buffets, these antiques of tomorrow make a statement!
Please note these designs as well as others are available to qualified overseas wholesales, designers (as well as individual buyers in with local delivery to Hong Kong and/or China).
For ordering terms, minimums and other details please inquire here or via email at roger at antique-chinese-furniture.com
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