What commenced as a mirror manufacturing business in the heart of Indonesia has escalated into a globally recognized pedestal for design philosophy, or as it (the brand) is otherwise called, Christopher Guy.
The luxury furniture designer with his namesake brand has caught the world’s eye with his iconic Chris-X patent, his ability to marry classic style to modern aesthetics for his furnishings, and his sense of personal style (He loves Lamborghinis, but after crashing his at over 300kph in a Canonball type in S.E. Asia, has restricted himself to two Mercs, a sedate S-glass and a slightly less sedate SLS Roadster).
After gracing the sets of Hollywood (Casino Royal, The Devil Wears Prada to name a few), and some of the best hotels including the Bellagio, Las Vegas and The Ritz-Carlton, he has now crossed over to India with his first Indian flagship store.
The store that sits in Hyatt Regency, New Delhi (in collaboration with distributor Ace Maison), was launched last year after a successful establishment of sales for London-based clients, claims Guy.
While his muses might change from time to time, the British designer ensures his source for wood stays the same: mahogany from a plantation forest, never a natural one. His most recent muse, in addition to Coco Chanel, for his furniture has been Dita Von Teese for a beautifully curved sofa (Rs 9 lakh).
The designer claims that curves have always been the heart of his designs, so what could be better than creating a settee that depicts the tapering figure of its namesake performer.