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Maitland - Smith
Established in 1979 by a London antiques dealer and designer named Paul Maitland Smith, Maitland-Smith was founded in Hong Kong with a mission to reproduce 18th century furniture and accessories. Starting with Chippendale-style mahogany dining chairs, the company went on to produce an assortment of intricately handcrafted furnishings—always composed of fine materials unique to the period, such as bronze, brass, porcelain, wrought iron, leather, and lacquer. After relocating their manufacturing headquarters to the Philippines in the early 1980s, the company brought on a slew of classically trained designers to help reimagine their furniture collections with a more Southeast Asian sensibility. Fresh materials and finishes were employed, including rattan, stone mosaic, faux tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, faux malachite, petrified wood, fossil stone, and others. The company’s best seller, the Monkey Table Lamp, is crafted from cast brass and boasts inlaid leather accents and gold tooling. Today, the company remains a leader in both classic and transitional-style furniture pieces, and also features the exclusive designer collection of Celerie Kemble for Maitland-Smith.