Check out the June 2010 Architectural Digest for an article entitled “Discoveries by Designers”, on page 99, our bamboo desk decoupaged with shells is featured. This has caused a flurry of interest with calls every day from decorators across the country wanting to find out more about this piece and the rest of our decoupaged bamboo collection.
These pieces are fun and versatile – which is why we love them and why this article has created such a buzz!
We take period bamboo pieces, mostly dating from the 3rd-4th quarters of the 19th century, and have the damaged original surfaces rehabilitated to create this wonderful decoupaged finish. These pieces originally had woven rattan, embossed paper or lacquer surfaces, which are often heavily damaged over time. After we preserve the original structure and decoupage the surfaces, the end result is a unique and decorative piece to be used in a multitude of settings.