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Wyndham street
Hong Kong

 

Our old Wyndham Street showroom, opposite to the historic Central Police Station of Hong Kong, provides a pure space for the display of both simple lined and Ming style Chinese furniture. Built in 2007, it coincided with our increased emphasis on streamlined geometry on some of our then newly designed furniture.

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香港文咸街

 

我们在香港中环云咸街的旧展廊刚好坐落于历史建筑中央警署对面。这展廊的纯净空间让中国明式与线条简单的家具清楚展示。从 2007 年开始使用,那时间刚好配合我们新设计的一系列刘丽几何形状的新家具。

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The bedroom display shows well how furniture, all with various unfussy design elements, can work cohesively to a wholesome and noble effect - even with scant soft furnishings and other decorative objects. Shown in the foreground is coffee table LT 29, while canopy bed BD 10 is on the left.

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睡房空间展示出不同款色的明朗简单线条家具怎样营造出完整并高贵的气氛 - 甚至是还未用上很多装饰物品与柔软质料等。照片前方是咖啡台 LT 29, 而架子床 BD 10 就在左方。

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 ....furniture setting : coffee table, lounge chair, chest of drawers and canopy bed..家具展廊陈设 :咖啡台,安了椅,抽屉柜,架子床....
 

 

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The dresser, CA 56, is a textbook example of how Ming furniture spirit best informs a modern piece of furniture. Observe the attractive contrast between the glow of light in the concave moulding and the drawer surfaces showing subtle wood grain character.

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这抽屉柜 CA 56 是明式家具精神融入现代家具的典范。细看微弯木方面上的柔和光影变化,和抽屉面板上隐约可见的木纹。

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 ....modern chinese furniture | chest of drawers : ca 56 cabinet..现代中式家具 | 抽屉柜 :CA 56....
 

 

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The curved back lounge chair, CH 29, has a back that is arguably its best face. Old school and meticulous hand crafting pays off in the most inobvious way. 

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弯背休闲椅子 CH 29 的背面可能是它最迷人的一面。传统木工细作与细心的营造让最简单的线条都充满魅力。

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 ....modern furniture | lounge chair : CH 29..现代家具 | 安乐椅 :CH 29....
 

 

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Rather than using authentic Natural Lacquer, we use a combination of shellac and wax oil to achieve the natural finish effect for TA 64 dining table. Its top surface allows an expansive display of the figures of solid Cambodian Rosewood boards. The highlight of this piece is in its hidden construction for the table top - Ming furniture architecture concealed under a clean and modern exterior. It is quite possibly the most ingenious structure for a modern dining table top.

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TA 64 餐台用上的涂漆包括士力与天然蜡油,而不是漆,让木材呈现不修饰的天然效果。台面是几块高棉花梨实木板并合,所以广阔吸引的木纹尽入眼底。这家具的最重要特点是隐藏在台面板内的明式榫卯结构。这可能是摩登简洁款色的餐台中拥有最精妙构造的餐台。

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 ....modern furniture | dining table : ta 64..现代家具 | 餐台 :ta 64....
 

 

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The base of TA 64 is simple in look, but not simple in its design considerations. How it looks is only one of many considerations.

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TA 64 餐台的台脚设计看似简单,但却是经过慎重设计。它的外观只是众多考虑因素之一。

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 ....modern furniture | dining table : ta 64..现代家具 | 餐台 :ta 64....
 ....modern furniture | dining table : ta 64..现代家具 | 餐台 :ta 64....
 

 

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The living space display is a juxtaposition of pieces with varying moods, but again to pleasing effect. Most prominent is SH 4 shelf.

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起居区域展示的是风格稍异的家具,但却达到一个随意并合的和谐效果。比较突出的是 SH 4 书架。

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 ....furniture setting : modern chinese style shelf, ming style coffee table, modern chinese console table..展廊家具陈设 :现代中式书架,明式咖啡台,现代中式条桌....
 

 

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We designed the round corner console table, Table 54, based on the ubiquitous Ming style round corner single slab console table. Above the table is hung a black and white photo of the front post of Cabinet 56. The complexity of just a piece of wooden member is enormous. Consider how these factors shape its crafting - the concave mouldings, concave edges, groove for side panels, top slanting angles made for the slotting in of horizontal frames, joints for the attachment of side braces, and finally the multiple vertical tongues to be inserted into the underside of the top frame.

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我们是以传统明式圆角独板条桌作为蓝本来设计这现代化的 TA 54 條桌。墙上挂着的照片清楚显示 CA 56 抽屉柜前柱的榫头与表面结构,它的复杂性令人赞叹。看看它的造型受到多少因素影响:微弯的木方表面,缩入的边线,预留给侧板的榫槽空间,相接顶部横木方的 45 度角斜边,需要让正面其他橫木方與側面橫貫插進的榫頭空間,最後當然是程 L 型的榫頭以插進頂部橫木方。

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 ....modern chinese furniture | console table : ta 54..现代中式家具 | 条桌:ta 54....
 

 

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The sun bathed study zone is shown with casual elegance - not the least of which by the oversized and meticulously crafted mirror, AC 5.

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明亮的工作間流露閒適優雅 - 超大型並造工精良的鏡子 AC 5 應記一功。

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 furniture setting : modern chinese chest of drawers, desk, stand, mirror, and console table..展廊家具陈设 :现代中式抽屉柜,书台,花几,镜子,条桌....
 

 

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SD 2, Ming style square corner flower stand, may be used just for its own sake.

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SD 2 明式方角花几尽管没有摆放任何植物或艺术品都撒是好看。

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 ....chinese furniture | stand : sd 2..中式家具 | 花几 :SD 2....
 

 

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CH 11 takes the form of classic Ming style south official's hat armchair. Splat is with peony relief carving, and rattan seat is supported by woven palm string web support at the bottom. Come up close to appreciate the finely finished armrest, with authentic Natural Lacquer and endless cycles of sanding and polishing.

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CH 11 的设计是忠于传统明式南官帽扶手椅子的规律。靠背板上是牡丹雕刻,而藤席座底面是编制紧密的棕绳网状结构。细看扶手上像水一样的光泽,是经无数刮磨上漆工序打造而成。

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 ....chinese ming style furniture | armchair : ch 11..中国明式家具 | 南官帽椅 :CH 11....
 ....chinese ming style furniture | armchair : ch 11..中国明式家具 | 南官帽椅 :CH 11....