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 […]

A new twist on classic Ming style horse-shoe chairs – introducing the stainless steel Chinese yoke back chair!

Chinese-officials-hat-chair A new twist on classic Ming style horse-shoe chairs - introducing the stainless steel Chinese yoke back chair!

Admittedly cool, I think these polished stainless steel Chinese officials hat chairs from Chine Gallery are equally as funky. Known in Chinese as Guān mào yǐ (官帽椅) the name likely comes from the sculpted back which resembles a winged official’s hat.

Asian designs through western eyes – a look at vintage and contemporary asian inspired furniture designs

Ming-Alter-Table Asian designs through western eyes - a look at vintage and contemporary asian inspired furniture designs

Having spent so much time focusing on Chinese antiques, its refreshing to pull back a moment and look a contemporary twists on antique styles. And there is no better place then 1stdibs. And since I have had this post sitting in my “drafts” for quite a while, and suddenly wondered “why is this not published?” – […]

Chinese furniture in B&W: historical perspectives from old china

Chinese-drop-leaf-or-gateleg-table Chinese furniture in B&W: historical perspectives from old china

This particular image was taken from Ralphrepo’s photo stream on flicker and it apparently comes from a book called “The Face Of China As Seen By Photographers & Travelers 1860-1912.” He has a much longer and interesting commentary with a snip in which the furniture itself is mentioned. “Socially, the furniture belies a family of […]

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