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Neo-Moroccan Salon

Dimensions: 220 cm x 170 cm x 85 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, upholstery

This is a classic example of Kimchi’s re-interpreting traditional art forms.

The sofa, chaise longue and corner table all combine to create one cohesive unit. The arched coffee table adds depth and context to the composition.

Bat-Winged Dining Chairs

Dimensions: 50 cm x 50 cm x 92 cm high
Materials: Wenge, padouk and upholstery

These dining chairs may make quite a statement, but they are also surprisingly comfortable. Kimchi took great care to achieve the ultimate angle for each segment, thus creating a  chair that’s both dramatic and ergonomic.


Le Corbusier Revisited

Dimensions: 230 cm x 54 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Teak and forged iron

This chaise longue, one of three similar pieces, was commissioned to surround a uniquely designed family room, in a closed-in porch. The client sought to preserve contact with the outdoors by creating a sort of refined lodge ambiance.

Metal work by Armo Azoulai.

Sculpted Desk Chair

Dimensions: 60 cm x 50 cm x 100 cm high
Materials: Cherry and curly maple

To create a sturdy and comfortable chair is technically challanging. To create one that is original in design and aesthetically pleasing as well is all the more so. This chair was commisioned to accompany the drop leaf desk seen in the photo below.

Sculpted Blanket Chest-Bench

Dimensions: 120 cm x 45 cm x 50 cm high
Materials: Walnut, wenge, brass inlay,and leather upholstery

This blanket chest is adorned with both a sculpted central panel and delicate inlay work in solid brass. The upholstered top is hinged to allow access to inside.  Matching decorative head board can be seen in photo at right.

 

 

Sculpted Vanity Chair

Dimensions: 60 cm x 60 cm x 90 cm high
Materials: Mapa burl and mahogany

Designed to accompany a vanity table, this chair affords both a comfortable seating and a sense of fantasy.

Sheaves of Wheat Dining Chair

Dimensions: 55 cm x 55 cm x 93 cm high
Materials: Mahogany, imported leather

These custom designed dining chairs are a classic example of Kimchi’s design hierarchy theory. The dining table, with its massive proportions, wild, lustrous veneered top and richly carved uprights, sets the tone for the more subdued chairs which accompany it. Together they comprise a harmonious, hand-crafted dining set, each component of which speaks the same language, but in slightly different dialects. Before commencing work on the chairs themselves Kimchi presented the clients with a full-scale mock-up of the chair to adjust for maximum comfort.

Click to view Sheaves of Wheat Dining Table

Sculpted Spiral Throne

Dimensions: 60 cm x 50 cm x 120 cm high
Materials: One solid log of mapa burl

I had been seasoning this excellent section of mapa burl for about two years, deliberating what to make from it. When the moment finally came to cut into the wood I realized that a throne-not just a chair-was what beckoned to be released. This piece displays both spiraled carving and gently softened bits of natural burl which were left in strategic spots.

Neo-Santa Fe Side Chair

Dimensions: 60 cm x 55 cm x 100 cm high
Materials: Bubinga, wenge and maple

Designed as part of a whole dining set, these chairs took their cue from the massive table. The ten side chairs are accompanied by a slightly taller arm chair at either end. The seats are hand-sculpted to afford both a comfortable sitting and add an attractive element which enhances the design.