Christopher Guy Harrison

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Christopher Guy Harrison
Christopher Guy Harrison.jpg
Born (1960-09-03)September 3, 1960
Residence  London
Nationality  British
Awards 2004 - Outstanding Design awarded by the British Interior Design Association

2010 – Certificate of Excellence awarded by HA+D in the loose furniture category

2011 - Design Icon awarded by the World Market Center Las Vegas and Las Vegas Design Center

Christopher Guy Harrison (born September 3, 1960) is a British luxury furniture designer . He is the founder and head designer of the international furnishings brand Christopher Guy.[1] Originally known for a wide range of decorative mirrors, the Christopher Guy brand grew into a collection of upholstery, chairs, dining tables, sofas, headboards and office furniture. Christopher's signature design includes the patented Chris-X (pronounced kris-krôs) leg design.[2]

Biography[edit]

Christopher Guy Harrison was born in Britain and raised in Spain and France. He drew on his international background to fuse design influences from around the world.[1] In 1993, Christopher formed Harrison & Gil. The company then expanded by offering a complete lifestyle and luxury furniture collection in 2005. It re-launched under the brand name Christopher Guy.[2] In 1999, Christopher designed and built a one million square foot workshop complex in Java in order to accommodate the 1,400 carvers, woodcarvers and specialist finishers that craft his designs.[2][3] Today, Christopher resides in London where he has his headquarters and travels around the world particularly to Java and Los Angeles.[1]

 Christopher Guy Design Lounge
Christopher Guy Design Lounge in Beverly Hills

USA Flagship Design Lounge[edit]

In October 2009, Christopher Guy opened his 2,400-square-foot (220 m2) USA Flagship Design Lounge in Beverly Hills. The lounge, complete with plasma TV's mounted on the walls for interactive viewing, showcases his newest collection of the year.[3]

Chris-X leg design
Chris-X leg design is patented across the USA, China and Europe.

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Design Philosophy[edit]

Christopher Guy furniture designs reflect a contemporary mood with classic values.[1] His Chris-X leg design is patented across the USA, China and Europe.[2] This signature design is seen throughout his collections and was inspired by the corseted waist-line of Scarlett O'hara in Gone with the Wind and the crossed legs of a ballerina.[4] “My aim was to design a chair that was simple, sophisticated and flexible enough to work with a variety of style categories,” said Christopher.[2]

Awards[edit]

The British Interior Design Association awarded Christopher Guy the Outstanding Design award in 2004.[2] The World Market Center Las Vegas and Las Vegas Design Center recognized Christopher Guy as the 2011 Design Icon on 27 January 2011. The Design Icon award celebrates modern-day design legends and gives them a platform to share their stories and inspire others. Past Design Icon recipients include Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, Roger Thomas, Vladimir Kagan and Larry Laslo.[5] He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Otis College of Art and Design in May 2014.

Past Projects[edit]

Hotels:[6][7][8]*Divan Asia Hotel, Turkey*St. Clemente Palace, Venice*The Trump Plaza, New York*The Savoy, London*The Beverly Wilshire, California*The Ritz-Carlton properties*The Bellegio, Las Vegas*The Venetian, Las Vegas*Encore, Las VegasFilms:[1][3][7]*2010, The Resident*2009, Hotel room design The Hangover*2006, Casino Royale*2006, The Devil Wears Prada*2007, Stardust*2007, Sleuth*2007, Room 1408*2007, Ocean’s Thirteen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Opus, Scarlet (June 12, 2009). "Christopher Guy - Bringing Luxury Home". UK Trends Blog. Retrieved 2009-07-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Harrison & Gil - Crossing innovation with timeless design". Bridge 4 Design pg. 26-27. September 5, 2005. 
  3. ^ a b c Christy, George (October 23, 2009). "George Christy's Pick of the Week: The Chanel of Furniture". Beverly Hills Courier. 
  4. ^ "Designer Q&A with Christopher Guy". NM Insite blog. February 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  5. ^ "World Market Center to honor Christopher Guy as Design Icon". Furniture Today. December 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  6. ^ "British designer’s line ideal for those who like pretty seats with silhouettes". National Post. July 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-25. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b Magner, Erin (July 17, 2009). "Storecasting: "Christopher Guy Furniture Sexes Up Beverly Hills"". LA racked. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  8. ^ "INTERIOR DESIGNER ARRIVED WITH EIGHT LORRIES FILLED WITH FURNITURE". Sabah English. December 16, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

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