The Shanghai Story

The People

When you read "made in China" it may not immediately indicate superior quality...but it should. Way back before Loaf was born, our Charlie sent his beautiful old French bed out there to have a copy made (the original was on its last legs). He sat in a B&B for a week waiting for the result which was not only stunning, but also an improvement on the original: solid oak, nicely weathered with lovely hand carved details. Since then we've established a Loaf team out in China headed up by the amazing Lingling.

The Skill

Most of the craftsmen are graduates of a wood carving school where they learn ancient skills which were once the preserve of French artisans - skills all but lost now in the West. They're a talented bunch who are sticklers for detail and love their work.