Tehmina Khan, owner of McLean Furniture Gallery, met renowned furniture designer Christopher Guy during her recent visit to Singapore. Christopher Guy, a British luxury furniture designer is well known for fusing classicism with modernism in his designs. He is the founder and head designer of the international furnishings brand Christopher Guy. 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.

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. “My aim was to design a chair that was simple, sophisticated and flexible enough to work with a variety of style categories,” said Christopher. The British Interior Design Association awarded Christopher Guy the Outstanding Design award in 2004.

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.