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” […]

Chinese Woodworking & joinery: books and resources from around the web

Ming-and-Qing-furniture-carpentry-illustrations_3-710x335 Chinese Woodworking & joinery: books and resources from around the web

Books on Chinese Woodworking, carpentry and joinery with good diagrams There are a lot of books on Chinese antiques out there, most of which we have on our amazon list already.  And not to boast but I do think this list is about as complete as it gets. However, I find these ones have the […]

How to avoid cracking and splitting in Chinese solid wood furniture

A-cracked-panel How to avoid cracking and splitting in Chinese solid wood furniture

“Is that a crack?” About once a week, I am asked this question. Some of the times, its about furniture which has been purchased elsewhere. Other times its about our own furniture. It might have been custom made or simply the customer purchased it from from a moving sale.  Some pieces might have traveled the […]

Dutch designer Maarten Baas in Shanghai: The art of Burning Chinese traditional furniture +other interesting twists on classical furniture.

Melting-chair-710x335 Dutch designer Maarten Baas in Shanghai: The art of Burning Chinese traditional furniture +other interesting twists on classical furniture.

Dutch designer Maarten Baas pushes the limits of what’s possible with traditional Chinese furniture forms, by merging, melting or burning pieces to create mind-warping sculptures that makes one wonder if the furniture itself is from another reality.

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