Bespoke Chinese style reproduction furniture – from concept to reality in seven simple (or not so simple) steps

chinese-custom-made-bespoke-furniture-design Bespoke Chinese style reproduction furniture - from concept to reality in seven simple (or not so simple) steps

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” […]

Classic Chinese style + contemporary stainless steel = design perfection

contemporary_asian_style_stainless_steel_chairs_chrome Classic Chinese style + contemporary stainless steel = design perfection

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 […]

With this Chinese noodle cabinet-scholar cabinet, appearances can be deceiving!

img_4559_1 With this Chinese noodle cabinet-scholar cabinet, appearances can be deceiving!

A look at a Chinese noodle cabinet/scholar cabinet and how to tell if it is indeed old or not and if so, is it worth anything? When assessing the authenticity and/or value of Chinese antique furniture, looks can be deceiving. In this post we will break down what appears to be an “authentic antique” cabinet.

Fun and funky distressed finishes to brighten up any room

s6002526 Fun and funky distressed finishes to brighten up any room

In this recent gloomy economic climate, it would be nice to add a bit of color and I thought sharing some of the neat distressed finishes we have been working on, might brighten up the days a bit.  The hand rubber, distressed finish sky blue hutch adds some pleasantness to the room and may even […]

Trend Guide: Rustic furniture made from reclaimed elm and other salvaged woods

dsci0052 Trend Guide: Rustic furniture made from reclaimed elm and other salvaged woods

Reclaimed & salvaged materials are environmentally friendly in that there are no new trees cut down to make the piece. Sources of wood may be old railroad ties, beams from old houses that have been demolished or even old doors. Old elm tends to be a favorite as Elm in fairly common in China.

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