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  1. Mainland furniture group calls for help

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai The China Furniture Association yesterday called allies in the United States- including importers, retailers and consumers- for help in fighting anti-dumping claims from US manufacturers. The group said it was market forces which set prices and not the government. 'After 20 years of reform, the furniture industry is run completely on market ...

  2. Furniture makers warn on dumping suit

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau China's furniture exports could be seriously affected if United States manufacturers prevail in a recently launched anti-dumping suit, according to a Chinese furniture maker association. 'The US does not treat China as a market economy,' a spokesman for the Dongguan Furniture Manufacturer Association said. 'If the US anti-dumping measures ...

  3. Furniture entrepreneur banks on upper end of the market

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... David Chiu, founder and director of Aluminium, missed the Milan furniture show this year, so concerned was he about the effect of the Sars outbreak on his two retail outlets. As it turns ... came in and bought products was higher.' Mr Chiu aims to keep Aluminium's sales ratio quite high. In the late 1990s, while marketing office furniture for local retailer Centro, he ...

  4. Designfile

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should I have heard of him? If you're interested in modern furniture, you'll have come across Tom Dixon's avant-garde pieces. His most groundbreaking work is also on show ... people started to buy his furniture that he had a talent for turning piles of scrap metal into gold. What's scrap metal got to do with good design? Preferring to describe himself ...

  5. The best seat in the house

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you are shopping for stylish contemporary sofas from Italy and Singapore, Sofamark might just be the place for them. The furniture is also affordably priced without compromising on style, says the retailer. The Gyform Ulisse, for example, has luxuriously soft, feather-padded cushions, which gives one an overwhelming sense of comfort. Adjustable headrests and armrests enable ...

  6. expertadvice

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and are sometimes replaced by inferior or new wood. This restricts the natural movement and eventually the stress is too much; a crack or warping develops. In traditional Chinese furniture the makers never ... and colour. RESTORATION PERIOD: Restoration could be as simple as filling in the crack or as complicated as replacing panels. Dundon recommends Chinese furniture restorer Jimmy Lee who will come ...

  7. Expert Advice

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... early workmanship where they mixed unearthed clay, a very fine, sticky powder, with fibre from plants to create a paste. The paste was used to plaster the whole piece of furniture so ... The second is material, which can vary widely. 'In Europe you have mahogany and pine. In Chinese furniture we have zitan, huang hua li, cedar,' he says. 'Next, we consider age. ...

  8. Coming soon to a road near you: driving by numbers

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The Transport Department has unveiled a plan to add route numbers to road signs, making it easier for drivers to find their way around the highway network. The plan also will see the creation of an exit-numbering system and better advance sign system in a ...

  9. Cutting off links to the British phone booth

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... An important part of the British landscape is slowly vanishing. For almost 60 years, bright red telephone boxes have stood on street corners in the United Kingdom's towns and villages, but technology moves on and the world-famous, distinctive British ...

  10. Revamp of street signs aims to make every post a winner

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The number of bewildering street signs and posts - which have made navigating Hong Kong's busy blocks an obstacle course for pedestrians and the handicapped - is about to be reduced. Under a trial programme in Causeway Bay, the number of signs and po ...




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