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Furniture Designer Christopher Guy Harrison Dies at 59

Christopher Guy Harrison, founder of the Christopher Guy brand of luxury home furnishings, passed away on August 19 after a two year battle with lung cancer, according to a report from Commercial Interior Design.

In 1999, Harrrison designed and built a one million square foot workshop complex in Java to accommodate the 1,400 carvers, woodcarvers and specialist finishers that craft his designs.

Known to his family as Guy, the designer's titular firm furnished some of the world’s most extravagant properties, such as the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, the Georgian Restaurant at Harrods, the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo and the Presidential Suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

A statement released yesterday says of the designer: "He experienced a uniquely entrepreneurial life that was full of adventure. From portering suitcases in the UK, to designing a house in the South of France, from building a beautiful factory in Indonesia, to establishing a world-class luxury furnishings brand and a technology company with the aim of revolutionizing the furnishings industry. Chris survived a coup d’etat in Equatorial Guinea, a horrific car accident in Malaysia and truly lived a life to remember."

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