ZITAN WOOD

  • The collection embodies the concept of heaven and earth, where the original concept of rounded exterior lines and straight interior lines is now transformed to exterior lines that are straight and upright shielding one from the soft round curves of the interior lines.

    The Da Tian Di collection is based on traditional Ming furniture construction principles, where each piece, is deftly hand crafted by a master craftsman.

    The mortise and tenons of each element are skillfully fitted and hidden away allowing one to appreciate the pure beauty of the color, pattern and finish of the polished rare zitan wood surface.

    Each piece of furniture is ergonomically designed. The wood is also treated to prevent warping and distortion.

MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD AND JADE

The Chinese art of furniture making reached a peak during the Ming dynasty. The unique mortise and tenon construction means that very solid structures can be made without using a single iron nail. SHANG XIA has brought modern lines and design to traditional Chinese furniture by subverting the traditional round exterior/square interior device into a square exterior/round interior. In the process, it has pushed the boundaries of the carpenter's art. As well as respecting the Chinese tradition, SHANG XIA takes pride in perfecting every ergonomic detail, creating the most comfortable experience possible.

KNOW - HOW

Choice of timber

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Drying

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Construction

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Carving

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Polishing

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