We've shared some of the highlights from the Messe Frankfurt Talents exhibition and fringe programming at the Interior Lifestyle China show last month in Shanghai, but the exhibition's main floor had plenty of appeal as well. Japan-based furniture maker Time & Style stood out with its new 2012 collection of seating.
The 2012 collection is inspired by classical Ming Dynasty designs
Designed as a modern interpretation of Ming Dynasty designs combined with minimalist Japanese aesthetics, the line is handcrafted in Time & Style's workshops. Each piece is made to order.
The company also partners with independent designers, as it did with Japanese studio Drill Design to produce the Village chair and stool last year. Based on classic Windsor designs, the Village chair uses modern woodworking techniques to create a comfortable seat using less material than traditional styles. The stool is similarly constructed and complements the chair's lines and scale.
Click here to visit the web site of Time & Style's U.S. distributor.
About the Manufacturer: Fused with the traditional and contemporary culture and lifestyle of Japan, Time & Style was founded in 1990 to produce furniture with the Japanese aesthetic's delicacy, harmony, and a sense of tension. The company frequently collaborates with various national and international designers.
About the Show: Established in 2007, Interior Lifestyle China is an extension of Ambiente, the world's largest annual consumer goods fair held in Germany and a sister show to Interior Lifestyle Tokyo. Interior Lifestyle China presents domestic and international brands to China's high-end interior market. Since the show's inception, almost all the well-known interior brands have exhibited their products at the Shanghai fair.