From Home Furnishing Business
Christopher Guy Launches the Legacy Collection, A Tribute to Company Founder
Luxury furniture brand Christopher Guy has unveiled the highly anticipated introduction of the Legacy Collection. The collection features previously unseen masterpieces created by the company’s founder and award-winning designer, Christopher Guy Harrison, who passed away in late 2020.
The Legacy Collection is inspired by Christopher’s worldwide adventures and his unique ability to evoke and interpret the fashion, nature, landscapes and culture so unique to each place -- from the Mediterranean to Dubai, London to Tokyo, Singapore to Shanghai, to New York, to Los Angeles, to Paris, and beyond.
True to his original mantra: “Timeless Designs with a Modernist Edge,” the Legacy Collection is a celebration of Christopher Guy Harrison’s daring, complex, yet sophisticatedly detailed, design style.
Throughout his lifetime in the world of design, Christopher conceived, saw, drew, sketched and accumulated wonderful images for future use in his Design Library of Inspiration. As he catalogued and categorized these archives, he created volumes of curated possibilities for future designs, all in varying stages of development.
These images, a collection of design inspirations, draw on Christopher’s life journey. This never before seen, and somewhat secret, library reveals a fresh vision of his finest accomplishments and showcases his exceptional talent.
Christopher developed this extensive design archive alongside his design team and family during his final years. His philosophies, vision, work ethic and passion for perfection remain prevalent at Christopher Guy, and the company’s furnishings continue to delight design lovers across the world.
The existence of these designs was known only to Christopher’s inner circle…until now. Led by his wife, Kisa Harrison, Christopher Guy is proud to honor Christopher’s pioneering spirit for timeless, elegant design in the Legacy Collection, whilst continuing to represent a forward-thinking, inspired outlook for the global brand.
Kisa Harrison said, “The Legacy Collection is a celebration of Chris's extraordinary life. It’s also the next step in ensuring the continuity of the incredible global brand that he created. Chris always said, ‘The show must go on,’ and with this collection we celebrate and follow the path he laid for a bright future for Christopher Guy.”
Philip Treacy, OBE and haute couture designer said: “Christopher was a unique and stylish visionary. He was also one of the most charming men I have ever met whose passion for design, craftsmanship and originality I greatly admired. Glamour was Christopher’s stock in trade.”
Thomas Heatherwick, CBE and founder of Heatherwick Studio, said: “Christopher Guy was unusual for the way he combined an intense interest in beauty and design with extraordinary craftsmanship. It was inspiring to come to Indonesia and see the community he had gathered around him, of amazingly talented people, collaborating together to make exceptional pieces.”