The French are famed for their innate sense of style and love of beauty and it’s not surprising that French provincial furniture and French style interior design have been a firm favourite among Australians for decades. There’s something about the timeless, classic style of France that appeals to all ages and you don’t have to go too far to find a French furniture store in Sydney.
Jean-Christophe Burckhardt, founder of Christophe Living, was one of the first to bring French style furniture to Australia 28 years ago and he now has over 800 pieces of furniture in his collection along with cushions, chandeliers and curtains.
Jean-Christophe grew up in Italy, immersed in European art and culture with a mother who owned an art gallery and an art collector for a father. Jean-Christophe himself trained in France as a cabinetmaker before he arrived in Australia and his skill is evident in the unique pieces he creates and customises for his customers. His pieces have been featured in art galleries in NSW and over the years he has trained 15 cabinetmakers in his distinctive techniques.
Jean-Christophe combines his passion for all things French with years of dedication and training. His long time appreciation of European art also helps him serve up a truly unique experience for his customers. “I bring an understanding of design and the French touch,” he says.
With a showroom and workshop located in Padstow and a new design studio about to open in Double Bay, Christophe Living offers a unique selection of handcrafted provincial style French furniture along with soft furnishings, lamps, French art and gift wear. Some of the unique pieces include hand carved wardrobes, hand painted furniture and a range of custom kitchens.
In addition to a collection of over 800 pieces of hand crafted French furniture, Christophe Living also offers a full interior design service for people who are serious about creating a truly distinctive and authentic French look. “With my experience and understanding I can bring things together, integrate existing pieces and so on.” Making sure everything works well together is something that Jean-Christophe specialises in, and a talent that is especially appreciated by those among his clients whose furniture consists of a mixture of pieces bought at different times.
Christophe Living covers far more than just furniture, with French curtain making and rugs thrown into the mix along with kitchen design. Whether you’re looking for one piece or you want to fill your entire home, you can find everything you’re looking for here.
As a special offer, Christophe Living are offering a 20% discount off cushions at their new Double Bay studio for customers who mention Sydney Blinds.
To find out more about Christophe Living, check out their blog here: http://www.christopheliving.com.au/blog/