What we offer to this client in Singapore is an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from classic Ming to Qing style to modern Chinese. Notable in the range is the double seated horseshoe armchair, or what should better be referred to be in the love seat category. The form is a straight forward deduction from our standard horseshoe armchairs. We intentionally keep the form pure and simple, preserving the beautiful fluidity of the original form.
Observe also the charm of the white space carved out in between the wooden members. In some ways the appreciation of our furniture is similar to classic Chinese ink paintings. The complexity of the shades of ink is similar to the complexity created through the wood grain figures and light reflection on the lacquered surfaces. The emptiness, or the more technical term white space (even negative space) which many proclaim to be the most important aspect of the paintings, is similarly displayed in between wooden members. There is however one crucial difference, with furniture, we are playing with space in a three dimensional manner.
There is an unplanned trait tying the following crafting photos. It is the unsung heroes of our furniture - the often overlooked areas such as the back and underside. There is a strong reason why in the crafting of our solid wood furniture, lots of times you see the pieces lying on the side if not being flipped upside down. When comparing to Ming or Qing antique furniture, even the finest museum quality pieces, with the often rudimentary treatment of the inconspicuous surfaces, you may also agree that this is an area we should be proud of. On another level, the craftsmen, who laboriously devote their energy to craft our furniture, are indeed the unsung heroes.
当挑选了的照片被铺排出来的时候，我们发现它们都有一个共通点。就是拍到我们家具上的无名英雄 - 往往给忽略的背面与底部。有很大原因当您看到家具在工作间被施工时往往都是翻转或靠侧放着的。当您有留意明清古董家具的背面或底部的粗糙处理，甚至最价值连城的博物馆级家具也一样时，您就可能会了解为何我们在这领域上是值得自豪的。但换一个角度看，其实对家具的打造费尽心力的公丈，他门才更称得上是真正的无名英雄。