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?” – […]

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 […]

Integrating Asian style furnishings: Practical ideas from real homes.

chinese_red_table Integrating Asian style furnishings: Practical ideas from real homes.

Any furniture retailer will tell you that, many times the “end all be all” for retail buyers will be just how the item integrates into their home space. Sure, comfort, durability and quality are all top consumer preferences but overall dimensions, depth and height along with usability all have a lot to do with furniture-buying […]

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