• aimores, cabinets & wardrobes
  • Bespoke Chinese style reproduction furniture – from concept to reality in seven simple (or not so simple) steps

    chinese custom made bespoke furniture design

    Its always interesting to see the progression from idea to reality. When people come to me with raw ideas, my task is to walk them through process from the initial concept to final product. Usually that’ means helping them determine on the specific requirements, narrowing down the details and deciding on the “overall look and feel” […]

  • Chairs, benches and stools
  • Dynasty Revival: Lane Crawford takes an updated look at Ming dynasty chair designs

    In celebrating its 160th anniversary this September, Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford, has invited eight designers to redesign classic ming style chairs as part of its Heritage 160 exhibition currently on display in Hong Kong’s IFC mall. Designers  for the Dynasty Revival exhibit include Tom Dixon, Michael Young, Jaime Hayón, Ilse Crawford, Barnaba Fornasetti, […]

  • Design
  • Dutch designer Maarten Baas in Shanghai: Interesting twists on Chinese traditional furniture designs

    I stumbled upon this rather amusing post on designaddict.com which talks about Maarten Baas‘s, recent Jully 2008 exhibition at Contrasts gallery in Shanghai. While participating in Contrasts’ residency program, which brings Western artists to China to study local artistic and cultural practices, Baas became fascinated with traditional Chinese woodcarving; this exhibition is dominated by the […]